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Leif Segerstam

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Leif Selim Segerstam ( LAYF, Swedish: [ˈlɛjf ˈsěːɡɛʂʈam]; born 2 March 1944) is a Finnish conductor, composer, violinist, violist and pianist, especially known for writing 352 symphonies as of March 2023, along with other works in his extensive oeuvre. Segerstam has conducted a variety of orchestras since 1963; mostly American, Australian and European. He is widely known through his recordings, which include the complete symphonies of Blomdahl, Brahms, Mahler, Nielsen, and Sibelius, as well as many works by contemporary composers, such as the American composers John Corigliano and Christopher Rouse, the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, Swedish composer Allan Pettersson and the Russian composer Alfred Schnittke.His contributions to the Finnish music scene, and his vibrant personality, have contributed to his fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leif Segerstam has received more than 170,013 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Leif Segerstam is the 36th most popular conductor (up from 44th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Finland (up from 101st in 2019) and the most popular Finnish Conductor.

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Among conductors, Leif Segerstam ranks 36 out of 97Before him are Simon Rattle, Franz Danzi, James Levine, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Fritz Reiner, and George Szell. After him are Antal Doráti, John Barbirolli, Eliahu Inbal, Charles Munch, Colin Davis, and José Antonio Abreu.

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Among people born in 1944, Leif Segerstam ranks 162Before him are Willem van Hanegem, Frances de la Tour, Michel Polnareff, John Glover, Masanobu Izumi, and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester. After him are Dennis Wilson, G. W. Bailey, Bernard Tschumi, Herbert Wimmer, António Mascarenhas Monteiro, and Kelly Bishop.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Leif Segerstam ranks 70 out of 642Before him are Bengt Holmström (1949), Ville Ritola (1896), Ilmari Juutilainen (1914), Eino Leino (1878), Peter Forsskål (1732), and Clas Thunberg (1893). After him are Paavo Lipponen (1941), Minna Canth (1844), Edvard Westermarck (1862), Jaakko Hintikka (1929), Matti Järvinen (1909), and Henri Toivonen (1956).

Among CONDUCTORS In Finland

Among conductors born in Finland, Leif Segerstam ranks 1After him are Paavo Berglund (1929), Esa-Pekka Salonen (1958), Robert Kajanus (1856), Jukka-Pekka Saraste (1956), and Osmo Vänskä (1953).