Ulla Katajavuori

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Ulla Katajavuori

Ulla Katajavuori (16 June 1909, Rauma – 5 October 2001 Helsinki) was a Finnish musician who played the traditional Scandinavian kantele, performing from the 1930s to the 1990s.[1] One of her recordings is the Karelian folk song Konevitsan kirkonkellot.

Katajavuori played the modern, multi-stringed version of the kantele,[2] and was considered a virtuoso and maintainer of the tradition, especially during the 1960s when the instrument was of low popularity, and 5-string player Martti Pokela was one of the few other recognised musicians playing the instrument.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • Ulla Katajavuori - kanteletar. Paavo Helistön radio-ohjelma. Yle Radio 1, 2000. [1]
  • Paavo Helistö, Ulla Katajavuori, kanteleen runoilija. Friiti 2/2000.
  • Kantele 4/2000. Kanteleen Grand Lady. Teksti Satu Koskimies.

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Satu Koskimies, Te näitte mun soittoni riemun. Ulla Katajavuoren elämä. Elämäkertaromaani. Tammi, 2003. ISBN 951-31-2827-X
  • Suomen Kansallisbiografia (5.) Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2005. ISBN 951-746-446-0
  • Pekka Jalkanen - Heikki Laitinen - Anna-Liisa Tenhunen, Kantele. Toim. Risto Blomster. Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2010. ISBN 978-952-222-101-8
  • Ulla Katajavuori - Grand Lady of Kantele. IMU-CD 101

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derek Fewster (2006). Visions of past glory: nationalism and the construction of early Finnish history. Finnish Literature Society. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  2. ^ American-Scandinavian Foundation (1975). Scandinavian review. American Scandinavian Foundation. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  3. ^ Esittävän säveltaiteen edistämiskeskus (Finland); Luovan säveltaiteen edistämissäätiö (Finland); Sibelius-Akatemia (Helsinki, Finland) (2008). Finnish music quarterly. Performing Music Promotion Centre (ESEK). Retrieved 17 April 2012.