Flodin, Karl (Theodor)

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Flodin, Karl (Theodor)

Flodin, Karl (Theodor), Finnish composer; b. Vaasa, July 10, 1858; d. Helsinki, Nov. 30, 1925. He studied music with Faltin in Helsinki (1877–83), and with Jadassohn at the Leipzig Cons. (1890–92). In 1908 he went to Buenos Aires as music critic for a German paper there. He returned to Finland in 1921. He publ. numerous essays on Finnish music (in Finnish and German) and wrote a biography of Martin Wegelius (1922). He composed a Cortège for Horn and Orch., incidental music to various plays, and publ. some 80 piano pieces. He was married to the singer Adée Leander (1873–1935).

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