Krohn, Felix (Julius Theofil)

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Krohn, Felix (Julius Theofil)

Krohn, Felix (Julius Theofil), Finnish conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Tampere, May 20, 1898; d. Lahti, Nov. 11, 1963. He studied with his father, and later at the Helsinki School of Music and the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. Returning to Finland in 1922, he was active as a conductor and teacher.


Sotarukous (War Prayer) for Orch. (1918); Vuode-najat (The Seasons), sinfonia brevis (1921); Kyllikki, cantata (1923); Odalisque for Orch. (1924); 4 suites for Orch.: Sysmäläinen (The Man from Sysma; 1938), Vihreä kulta (Green Gold; 1939), Anu and Mikko (1940), and Linnaisten kartanon vihreä kamari (The Green Room at Linnainen Manor; 1944); Uskollinen sisar (The Faithful Sister), children’s opera (1945); chamber music.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire