Collan, Karl

Published in print: 20 January 2001, Published online: 2001; updated bibliography, 31 January 2014

(b Iisalmi, Jan 3, 1828; d Helsinki, Sept 12, 1871). Finnish composer. He studied linguistics and literature at the University of Helsinki, collected and published Finnish folksongs (Valituita Suomalaisia Kansan-Lauluja, 1854–5), wrote a dissertation on Serbian folk poetry (1860) and translated the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, into Swedish (1864–8). 

About Ilkka Oramo

Professor of Music Theory, emeritus
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