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Martin Wegelius
Martin Wegelius
(10 November 1846 – 22 March 1906) was a Finnish composer and musicologist, primarily remembered as the founder, in 1882, of the Helsinki Music Institute, now known as the Sibelius Academy. Wegelius studied in Leipzig, Vienna and Munich. He had intended to pursue a career as a composer, and wrote handful of orchestral works and a significant number of chamber and vocal works. He was a particular admirer of Wagner
Wagner
but wrote predominantly in the Romantic style. After founding the Institute he had little time for composing, and appears to have concentrated exclusively on teaching. The most famous graduate of Wegelius' Institute was Jean Sibelius. He is often compared with his contemporary and rival Robert Kajanus, founder of the Helsinki Symphony Orchestra, the first professional symphony orchestra in the Nordic countries. He is buried in the Hietaniemi Cemetery
Hietaniemi Cemetery
in Helsinki.[1] Notes[edit]

^ "Hietaniemen hautausmaa – merkittäviä vainajia" (PDF). Helsingin seurakuntayhtymä. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

References[edit]

http://www.fimic.fi/fimic/fimic.nsf/mainframe?readform&EAF0ABD4336C7AFDC2256D790037EAA7

See also[edit]

Martin Wegelius
Martin Wegelius
in 375 humanists – 6 May 2015. Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 60197073 LCCN: nr93051965 ISNI: 0000 0000 5337 2255 GND: 130841153 SELIBR: 211985 MusicBrainz: fe89d66b-8563-4961-8eb7-acfedec87a19

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