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Paavo Berglund

Conductor + Instrument + Musician
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Born Apr 14, 1929
Age 85

Paavo Allan Engelbert Berglund was a Finnish conductor. Born in Helsinki, Berglund studied the violin as a child, and played an instrument made by his grandfather. By age 15, he had decided on music as his career, and by 18 was playing in restaurants. He joined the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Finnish RSO) in 1949, unique among the instrumentalists in being accommodated for seating to account for the fact that he was left-handed.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1929 Birth Born in 1929.

TEENAGE

1945 16 Years Old He already had played in dance orchestras in 1945. … Read More
1946 17 Years Old …  His professional career as a violinist began in 1946, playing the whole summer at the Officers Mess (Upseerikasino) in Helsinki.

TWENTIES

1949 20 Years Old 1 More Event
He was a violinist in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (http://www.yle.fi/rso) from 1949-1958 in the 1st violin section, unique among the instrumentalists in being accommodated for seating to account for the fact that he was left-handed.
1955 - 1956 3 More Events
1957 von Törne Bengt, Sinfonietta no. 3 -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
1958 29 Years Old 1 More Event
1958 Mozart, Symphony no. 38 -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra … Read More

THIRTIES

1959 30 Years Old 1 More Event
1959 Kajanus, Suite for orchestra -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra … Read More
1960 Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
1961 Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra … Read More
1962 Sibelius, Symphony no. 6 -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
1963 34 Years Old 1963 Linjama, Introduction, adagio and rondo for five wind instruments and string orchestra -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra … Read More
1964 35 Years Old 1 More Event
1964 Meriläinen, Symphony no. 2 -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
1965 - 1966 3 More Events
1967 Salmenhaara, Suomi-Finland -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
1968 Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

FORTIES

1969 Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
1970 Schubert, Symphony no. 5 -Paavo Berglund, conductor -Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Grammy nomination in 1971 for Best Choral Performance — Classical for Sibelius: Kullervo … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1994 - 1999 4 More Events
2002 73 Years Old In an radio interview made of the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE (http://www.yle.fi) in 2002, Berglund explains how he heard the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on their tour in Helsinki with Furtwängler and was very impressed. … Read More
2007 78 Years Old Paavo Berglund conducted his last concert in the Pleyel Concert Hall in Paris on 1 June 2007. … Read More
2009 80 Years Old In an interview for the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat (http://www.hs.fi) in 2009, Mr Berglund said when asked about his recordings, that the Smetana recording with the Dresden Staatskapelle is propably the best, since this was the best of the orchestras that he made recordings with. … Read More
2012 83 Years Old 1 More Event
According to the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE, Mr Berglund's Stradivarius violin was sold by his heirs in 2012 to the Finnish Cultural Foundation (http://www.skr.fi) for 1.8 million Euros. … Read More
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