Nils Grevillius

Biography

Born: March 7, 1893; Stockholm, Sweden   Died: August 15, 1970; Mariefred  
The leading Swedish conductor of his time, Nils Grevillius was also the best known, recognized by record collectors world wide as the director on a prized disc by the young Jussi Björling; he continued to work with the Swedish tenor for the duration the artist's life. Grevillius provided the orchestral direction for projects featuring other leading Swedish singers as well. Orchestral music received even greater attention from Grevillius through Read more his nearly four decades with Stockholm's most important orchestras. After studies at the Stockholm Conservatory, Grevillius was engaged as leader of the Royal Opera Orchestra in 1911, remaining in the concertmaster's position until 1914. Wishing to become a conductor, he pursued further studies in England and Germany and was soon awarded with an appointment to the Stockholm Konsert Førening, where he served as an assistant conductor from 1914 to 1920. In 1924, he was made conductor of the Royal Orchestra, remaining with the ensemble until 1953. From 1927 to 1939, he held the title of music director with the Stockholm Royal Opera, after having previously served there as a coach. In 1931, he was honored with the title court musical director with the SRO Aside from his activities in Sweden, Grevillius undertook a select number of engagements outside his native country. He led orchestral concerts in several major European capitals and even led a season of Swedish ballet in Paris under the title Ballet Suédois in 1922. Outside Sweden, Grevillius remains most closely identified with opera, especially with the accompaniment he provided on recordings by his country's best-known singers. In addition to Björling, heroic Set Svanholm and sopranos Birgit Nilsson and Elisabeth Söderström were among those to benefit from his well-judged direction. A disc of arias by Swedish coloratura soprano Margareta Hallin offers another example of the kind of support that made Grevillius a favorite with singers: flexible, yet firm, but never rigid. Read less

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Biography

Born: March 7, 1893; Stockholm, Sweden   Died: August 15, 1970; Mariefred  
The leading Swedish conductor of his time, Nils Grevillius was also the best known, recognized by record collectors world wide as the director on a prized disc by the young Jussi Björling; he continued to work with the Swedish tenor for the duration the artist's life. Grevillius provided the orchestral direction for projects featuring other leading Swedish singers as well. Orchestral music received even greater attention from Grevillius through Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Rigoletto (1997 Digital Remaster): Questa o quella
Rigoletto (1997 Remastered Version): Questa o quella
L'Arlesiana (1997 Digital Remaster): E la solita storia
L'Arlesiana (1997 Remastered Version): E la solita storia
La Bohème (1997 Digital Remaster): Che gelida manina
La Bohème (1997 Remastered Version): Che gelida manina
Tosca (1997 Digital Remaster): E lucevan le stelle (Act 3)
Tosca (1997 Remastered Version): E lucevan le stelle (Act 3)
La Fanciulla del West (1997 Digital Remaster): Ch'ella mi creda libero
La Fanciulla del West (1997 Remastered Version): Ch'ella mi creda libero
La Gioconda (1997 Digital Remaster): Cielo e mar!
La Gioconda (1997 Remastered Version): Cielo e mar!
Ideale
Ideale (1997 Remastered Version)
'O sole mio
'O sole mio (1997 Remastered Version)
The Vagabond King (1997 Digital Remaster): Only a Rose
The Vagabond King (1997 Remastered Version): Only a Rose
Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure (Act III)
Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure (Act III) (1997 Remastered Version)
Martha (1997 Digital Remaster): M'appari tutt'amor
Martha (1997 Remastered Version): M'appari tutt'amor
Stabat mater (1997 Digital Remaster): Cujus animam gementem
Stabat mater (1997 Remastered Version): Cujus animam gementem
Il Trovatore (1997 Digital Remaster): Ah! sì, ben mio, coll'essere
Il Trovatore (1997 Remastered Version): Ah! sì, ben mio, coll'essere
Il Trovatore (1997 Digital Remaster): Di quella pira
Il Trovatore (1997 Remastered Version): Di quella pira
Rigoletto (1997 Digital Remaster): Questa o quella
Rigoletto (1997 Remastered Version): Questa o quella
Rigoletto (1997 Digital Remaster): E il sol dell'anima
Rigoletto (1997 Remastered Version): E il sol dell'anima
Fedora: Amor ti vieta (Act II)
Fedora: Amor ti vieta (Act II) (1997 Remastered Version)
I Pagliacci (1997 Digital Remaster): Recitar!....Vesti la giubba
I Pagliacci (1997 Remastered Version): Recitar!....Vesti la giubba
Mattinata
Mattinata (1997 Remastered Version)
L'Elisir d'amore (1997 Digital Remaster): Una furtiva lagrima
L'Elisir d'amore (1997 Remastered Version): Una furtiva lagrima
Les Pêcheurs de Perles (1997 Digital Remaster): Je crois entendre encore
Les Pêcheurs de Perles (1997 Remastered Version): Je crois entendre encore
Roméo et Juliette (1997 Digital Remaster): Ah! lève-toi, soleil
Roméo et Juliette (1997 Remastered Version): Ah! lève-toi, soleil
L'Arlesiana (1997 Digital Remaster): E la solita storia
L'Arlesiana (1997 Remastered Version): E la solita storia
Cavalleria Rusticana (1997 Digital Remaster): O Lola (Siciliana)
Cavalleria Rusticana (1997 Remastered Version): O Lola (Siciliana)
Roméo et Juliette (1997 Digital Remaster): Ange adorable
Roméo et Juliette (1997 Remastered Version): Ange adorable
L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra
L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra (1997 Remastered Version)
Når jag för mig sjålv i mörka skogen går Op. 5 No. 1
Når jag för mig sjålv i mörka skogen går Op. 5 No. 1 (1997 Remastered Version)
Bland skogens höga furustammar Op. 5 No. 4
Bland skogens höga furustammar Op. 5 No. 4 (1997 Remastered Version)
Land, Du Välsignade
Land, Du Välsignade
6 Songs, Op.4 (1997 - Remaster): In the Silence of the Night
6 Songs, Op.4 (1997 Remastered Version): In the Silence of the Night
12 Songs, Op.21 (1997 - Remaster): Lilacs (Beketova)
12 Songs, Op.21 (1997 Remastered Version): Lilacs (Beketova)
Jeanie with the light brown hair
Jeanie with the light brown hair (1997 Remastered Version)
Trollsjön
Trollsjön (1997 Remastered Version)
Så tag mit hjerte
Så tag mit hjerte (1997 Remastered Version)
Demanten på marssnön Op. 36 No. 6 (The Diamond on the March Snow)
Demanten på marssnön Op. 36 No. 6 (The Diamond on the March Snow) (1997 Remastered Version)
Julsång
Julsång (Cantique de Noël)


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