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Leif Segerstam

(b. 1944)


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(b Vasa, Finland, 1944).

Finn. conductor and composer. Cond. Finnish Nat. Opera 1965–8 (dir. 1973–4), Stockholm Royal Opera 1968–72, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 1971–3, gen. man., Finn. Nat. Opera 1973–4, chief cond. Austrian Radio SO 1975–82, Finn. Radio SO 1977–87, mus. dir. Rheinland‐Pfalz State PO 1983–9, chief cond. Danish Radio SO 1989–95; Helsinki PO from 1996. Salzburg Fest. début 1971. Works incl. 15 syms. (1977–90), 6 vn. concs., 4 vc. concs., 3 pf. concs., 3 2‐pf. concs., 28 str. qts., Pandora (essay for orch. and 9 dancers), songs, etc.

Subjects: Music.


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