Emil Kauppi

Johan Emil Kauppi (28 October 1875 – disappeared 1930) was a Finnish composer. His teachers included Jean Sibelius.[1]

Emil Kauppi
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Emil Kauppi
Born
Johan Emil Kauppi

28 October 1875
Finland
DisappearedOctober 1930 (aged 55–56)
NationalityFinnish

BackgroundEdit

Kauppi married a woman named Liina Lovisa Lindström in 1908.

He wrote two operas. The first, in 1925, was Päiväkummun pidot (The Feast at Solhaug), which was well received by critics.[2] The second, in 1930, was Nummisuutarit (The Cobblers on the Heath), which received only poor reviews.[3]

In October 1930, shortly after the premiere of Nummisuutarit, he disappeared and is thought to have committed suicide.[4] Kauppi was last seen alive in Tammerfors on 24 October.[5]

See alsoEdit

CompositionsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Otavan Iso Musiikkitietosanakirja 3, p. 388 (s.v. Kauppi, Johan Emil). Helsinki 1978. ISBN 951-1-04553-9
  2. ^ ”Vangittu kirkonvaras”. Tampereen Uutiset.
  3. ^ Härmä, Hanna-Maija (1979). Emil Kauppi: Säveltäjä ja musiikkimies. Tammerfors: Suomen Työväen Musiikkiliitto. Page 4
  4. ^ FIMIC. Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ ”Säveltäjä Kauppi kadoksissa jo 3 viikkoa”. Laatokka.