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GEORG SCHNEEVOIGT

Finnish conductor Georg Schnéevoigt He was born on 8 November 1872 in Vyborg. Initially Schnéevoigt was a cellist, as an itinerant musician and not least as principal cellist of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, holding that position from 1896 until 1902. Following this period he undertook numerous conducting assignments—to Munich, Riga (he founded the Philharmonic Orchestra there) and Stockholm; and, further afield, to Los Angeles and to Sydney. From 1930 until his death, Schnéevoigt was the principal conductor of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Schnéevoigt died in Malmö (Sweden) in November 1947 at the age of 75.

© Naxos Rights International Ltd. — Colin Anderson (SIBELIUS Symphonies Nos 4, 6 and 7 (1932–1934 recordings), Naxos 8.111399)

Role: Conductor 
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