Leif Segerstam

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Leif Selim Segerstam (/ˈlf/ LAYF, Swedish pronunciation: [lejf ˈseːɡərstam]; born 2 March 1944 in Vaasa, Ostrobothnia, Finland) is a Finnish conductor, composer, violinist, violist and pianist, especially known for his 296 symphonies, along with his other works in his extensive œuvre.

Segerstam has conducted in a variety of orchestras since 1963, mostly American, Australian and European orchestras. He is widely known through his recorded discography, which includes the complete symphonies of Blomdahl, Brahms, Mahler, Nielsen, and Sibelius, as well as many works by contemporary composers, such as the American composers John Corigliano and Christopher Rouse, the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, Swedish composer Allan Pettersson and the Russian composers Alfred Schnittke and Alexander Scriabin.

His contributions to the Finnish music scene and his vibrant personality have made him a famous composer.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Symphony Nr. 2 (1961) / Symphony Nr. 4 (1971) Joonas Kokkonen; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam, Okko Kamu 1
1986 Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on a Bare Mountain / Songs & Dances of Death Modest Mussorgsky; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam, Neeme Järvi, Martti Talvela 1
1987 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor Tchaikovsky, Grieg; Bamberger Symphoniker, Roland Pöntinen, Leif Segerstam 1
1987 All'ouverture / Sea Pictures / Kalevala Suite Uuno Klami; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1988 Antonius & Cleopatra Florent Schmitt; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Leif Segerstam 1
1988 Romantic Trombone Concertos Christian Lindberg, Bamberger Symphoniker, Leif Segerstam 1
1989 Ritual / (K)ein Sommernachtstraum / Passacaglia / Seid nüchtern und wachet (Faust Cantata) Alfred Schnittke; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam, James DePreist 1
1990 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 9: Cello Concerto no. 1 / Klingende Buchstaben / Hymns Alfred Schnittke; Torleif Thedéen, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1991 Trombone Odyssey Christian Lindberg, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 2
1991 Symphony no. 3 Mahler; Anne Gjevang, Copenhagen Boys' Choir, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Leif Segerstam 1
1991 Symphony no. 4, op. 63 / The Tempest: Suite no. 1 Jean Sibelius; The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1991 Symphony no. 6 / Todtenfeier Mahler; The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1992 Symphonies nos. 7 & 9 Mahler; The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1993 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 16: Symphony no. 1 Alfred Schnittke; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1993 Symphony no. 7 / Symphony no. 11 Allan Pettersson; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1993 Variation & Fugue on a Theme by Ludwig van Beethoven / Ballet Suite / Four Böcklin Tone Pictures Max Reger; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1993 Således saae Johannes / Tundra / Gong / Symphony Poul Ruders; The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1994 The Three Symphonies Karl-Birger Blomdahl; Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester, Leif Segerstam 1
1994 Scandinavian Rhapsody Sibelius, Grieg, Nielsen; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Symphony no. 1 Mahler; The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Symphony no. 5 Mahler; The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 The Alfred Schnittke Edition, Volume 17: Symphony no. 2 "St. Florian" Alfred Schnittke; Mikaeli Chamber Choir, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Symphony no. 3 / Symphony no. 15 Allan Pettersson; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Piano Concerto / Suite im alten Stil Max Reger; Love Derwinger, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Sommasvit / Marin / Nordisk Sommerpastorale / Musica Autumnalis Axel Borup-Jørgensen; The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Kullervo Jean Sibelius; Soile Isokoski, Raimo Laukka, The Danish National Radio Symphony, Danish National Radio Choir, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Mahler: Symphony no. 2 "Resurrection" / Beethoven: Quartet, op. 95 Mahler, Beethoven; Tina Kiberg, Kirsten Dolberg, The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Symphony no. 1, op. 39 / In memoriam, op. 59 Sibelius; The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Symphony no. 2, op. 43 / Finlandia, op. 26 Sibelius; The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Symphony no. 3, op. 52 / Tapiola, op. 112 / Scene With Cranes, op. 44/2 Sibelius; The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Symphony no. 5, op. 82 / Symphony no. 7, op. 105 / Valse triste, op. 44/1 Sibelius; The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1995 Symphony no. 6, op. 104 / Pohjola's Daughter, op. 49 / En saga, op. 9 Sibelius; The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1996 Segerstam: String Quartet no. 6 / A NNNNOOOOOWWW / Segerstam/Werner: Rituals in La Leif Segerstam, Lasse Werner; Segerstam Quartet, Helsinki Wind Quintet, Leif Segerstam, Lasse Werner 1
1996 Violin Concerto in D minor / Karelia Suite / Belshazzar's Feast Jean Sibelius; Pekka Kuusisto, Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri, Leif Segerstam 1
1996 Angel of Light Rautavaara; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1996 Symphony No. 18 / Epithaph No. 6 / Impressions of Nordic Nature No. 4 / Flowerbouquette No. 43E Leif Segerstam 1
1996 Lemminkäinen Legends / Tapiola Jean Sibelius; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1996 Suites: Scènes historiques / Pelléas et Mélisande Jean Sibelius; Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1997 Violin Concerto / Isle of Bliss / Angels and Visitations Rautavaara, Elmar Oliveira, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1997 Symphony no. 4 / Symphony no. 5 Per Nørgård; Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1998 Mozart Variations, op. 132 / Symphonic Prologue to a Tragedy, op. 108 Max Reger; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1998 Symphonies 8 & 10 Allan Pettersson; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1998 The Tempest Suites 1 & 2 / The Oceanides / Nightride and Sunrise Jean Sibelius; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 2
1998 Tone Poems Jean Sibelius; Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
1999 On the Last Frontier / Concerto for Flute and Orchestra / Anadyomene Einojuhani Rautavaara; Patrick Gallois, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Philharmonic Choir, Leif Segerstam 1
1999 Conferment Cantata / Coronation Cantata / Academic March / Andante Festivo / Finlandia Jean Sibelius; Soile Isokoski, Jaakko Kortekangas, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Philharmonic Choir, Leif Segerstam 1
1999 Symphonies nos. 8 & 10 Mahler; The Copenhagen Boys Choir, Philharmonischer Chor, Berlin, The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Leif Segerstam 1
2000 Symphony no. 4 Mahler; Eva Johansson, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2001 Symphony no. 8 "The Journey" / Harp Concerto Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam, Marielle Nordmann 1
2002 Symphonies 1 & 7 Jean Sibelius; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 2
2003 Symphonies 2 & 6 Jean Sibelius; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2004 Der gerettete Alberich / Violin Concerto / Rapture Christopher Rouse; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam, Evelyn Glennie, Cho-Liang Lin 1
2005 Symphony no. 4 / Pohjola's Daughter / Finlandia Jean Sibelius; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2006 Luonnotar / Orchestral Songs Jean Sibelius; Soile Isokoski, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 2
2007 Orchestral Works Including Le Poème de l'extase Scriabin; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2008 Manhattan Trilogy / Symphony no. 3 Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2008 Kullervo Sibelius; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 2
2008 Piano Concerto no. 1 / Solo Piano Pieces Samuil Feinberg; Christophe Sirodeau, Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri, Leif Segerstam 4 1
2010 Before the Icons / A Tapestry of Life Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2015 Kuolema / King Christian II / Overture in A minor / Two Songs from Twelfth Night Sibelius; Pia Pajala, Waltteri Torikka, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2015 Belshazzar's Feast / Overture in E / Scéne de Ballet / Wedding March / Cortège / Menuetto / Processional Sibelius; Pia Pajala, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2015 Pelléas et Mélisande / Musik zu einer Szene / Valse lyrique / Valse chevaleresque / Morceau romantique Sibelius; Pia Pajala, Sari Nordqvist, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 2
2015 Jedermann / Two Serious Melodies / In memoriam Sibelius; Pia Pajala, Tuomas Katajala, Nicholas Söderlund, Mikaela Palmu, Cathedralis Aboensis Choir, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2015 South Ostrobothnian Suites I & II / Festive March / Prelude & Fugue Toivo Kuula; Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2015 Swanwhite / The Lizart / A Lonely Ski Trail / The Countess' Portrait Sibelius; Riho Eklundh, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2015 Scaramouche Sibelius; Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 2
Musique Française André Caplet, Claude Debussy; Orchestre philharmonique de l'etat de rhénanie-palatinat, Leif Segerstam 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Symphonies nos. 1-10 Mahler; Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Leif Segerstam 1
1999 Meet the Composer-Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen / Leif Segerstam Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif Segerstam 1
2005 Complete Symphonies / Violin Concerto / Finlandia Sibelius; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Pekka Kuusisto, Leif Segerstam 1
2007 The Absolute Sibelius: Violin Concerto / Symphony no. 2 Jean Sibelius; Pekka Kuusisto, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2007 Kuvia Suomesta Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri, Leif Segerstam 2
2008 Symphonies (complete) Jean Sibelius; Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1
2014 Orchestral Works Max Reger; Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Sibelius ja Segerstam Japanissa Sibelius; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Pekka Kuusisto, Leif Segerstam 1
2010 Symphonies nos. 81, 162 & 181 Leif Segerstam; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra 1

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