Järnefelt, Armas

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Järnefelt, Armas (b Viborg (now Viipuri), 1869; d Stockholm, 1958). Finnish-born composer and conductor (Swed. cit. 1910). Cond. Viipuri orch. 1898–1903, Helsinki opera 1903–7, Royal Opera, Stockholm, 1907–32, Finn. Nat. Opera 1932–6, Helsinki PO 1942–3. Brother-in-law of Sibelius. Said to have introduced Wagner's mus. to Finland. Comps. incl. Praeludium for orch. (1907), Berceuse, pf. pieces, etc.