Leader, ALFRED CAVE
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
The present-day music of Finland is almost a family affair. The three composers of whom listeners would most readily think as representing the country-Sibelius, Jarnefelt, and Palmgren-are all related one to another by marriage. Palmgren, known first as a brilliant pianist, returned to his own country after some years of study abroad, and was soon appointed Director of the Finnish Students' Choral Society. Other more important appointments followed, but in 1912 he gave them all up to devote himself entirely to the twofold career of pianist and composer. He has toured Europe extensively, sometimes in company with his wife, who is a distinguished singer. In 1923 he went to Rochester, U.S.A., as Professor of Composition in the Eastman School.
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