Oskar Merikanto

Oskar Merikanto

Oskar Merikanto (About this sound pronunciation ) (5 August 1868 – 17 February 1924) was a Finnish musician and composer.

He was born to Swedish-speaking parents in Helsinki. His father, originally Frank Mattsson, changed the family name to sound more Finnish.

He was notable for his variety of talents – he gave concerts all around Finland, performing on the piano and organ, conducting orchestras, and composing original music. Some of his most beloved compositions are Där björkarna susa, and the waltz Kesäillan valssi (Summernight's Waltz).

He died in Hausjärvi-Oitti.

His son Aarre Merikanto is one of the most notable Finnish composers.

Works

He wrote vocal music in German, Swedish and Finnish. It includes

  • Rote Blumen
  • An den Fruhling/Keväälle
  • Ström' leise / Oi, tyynny, sa virta
  • Wehmut/Alakuloisuus
  • Till Dig
  • Omenakukat
  • Ma Elän
  • Rukous (Ave Maria)
  • Pai Pai Paitaressu

Sheet Music

  • Piano Pieces 1: Suomalaisia Kansanlauluja 1. Vihko Suomalaisia Kansanlauluja 1 Vihko.pdf
  • Piano Pieces 4: Suomalaisia Kansanlauluja 4. Vihko Suomalaisia Kansanlauluja 4 Vihko.pdf
  • Piano Pieces 5: Suomalaisia Kansanlauluja 5. Vihko Suomalaisia Kansanlauluja 5 Vihko.pdf

External links


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