Selim Palmgren

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Selim Gustaf Adolf Palmgren (16 February 1878, Pori – 13 December 1951, Helsinki) was a Finnish composer, pianist, and conductor. Palmgren was born in Pori, Finland, February 16, 1878. He studied at the Conservatory in Helsinki from 1895 to 1899, then continued his piano studies in Berlin with Ansorge, Berger and Busoni. He conducted choral and orchestral societies in his own country and made several very successful concert tours as a pianist in the principal cities of Finland and Scandinavia, appearing also as a visiting conductor. In 1921, he went to the United States, where he taught composition at the Eastman School of Music, later returning to Finland.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Songs for male choir (Amici Cantus feat. conductor: Hannu Norjanen) Selim Palmgren 1
1992 Piano Concertos 1 & 4 / Pictures From Finland Selim Palmgren; Eero Heinonen, Juhani Lagerspetz, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Jacques Mercier 1
2000 Piano Music Selim Palmgren; Risto Lauriala 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Finnish Orchestral Classics Jean Sibelius, Armas Järnefelt, Erkki Melartin, Selim Palmgren, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Heikki Aaltoila, Heino Kaski, Leevi Madetoja, Uuno Klami 2

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