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On This Day
8 December: Jean Sibelius Is Born
The small garrison town Hämeenlinna is located roughly 100 kilometers north of Helsinki. When Jean Sibelius was born in Hämeenlinna on 8 December 1865, the town was located in the Grand Duchy of Finland, at that time an autonomous part
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Sibelius: Violin Concerto (revised version)
Premiered Today in 1905
The violin concerto by Jean Sibelius is, without doubt, one of the most frequently recorded and performed concertos. However, things did not look all that promising after the first public performance in Helsinki on 8 February 1904. Originally, Willy Burmester
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SIBELIUS, J.: Tapiola / En Saga / Songs (arr. A. Sallinen for voice and orchestra)
7 Songs, Op. 13 (arr. A. Sallinen for voice and orchestra) – No. 1. Under strandens granar (‘Neath the Fir Trees) From SIBELIUS, J.: Tapiola / En Saga / Songs (arr. A. Sallinen for voice and orchestra) (2017) Released by
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Minors of the Majors
Jean Sibelius: Ödlan (The Lizard)
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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Jean Sibelius: The Dances of Courtship
When Janne Sibelius and Aino Järnefelt gazed at each other across a family dinner, love was definitely in the air. “My eyes never left you,” Sibelius wrote later, and her brother Arvid loudly proclaimed, “Don’t look at my sister like
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Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
Music can be an all-consuming passion that serves as a daily spiritual and physical exercise. Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) certainly thought that way, as “music grasped me with a power that rapidly relegated all my other interests to the background.” Initially,
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Jean Sibelius
“Music begins where the possibilities of language end” For a number of high-profile music historians, Jean Sibelius (1864-1957)—instead of Gustav Mahler—is considered the last master in the Beethoven symphonic tradition. In his final symphony, so it is argued, Sibelius relentlessly
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A Nordic Fairytale
Jean Sibelius and Aino Järnefelt
At age 23, Jean Sibelius “was pale and good-looking, slender and sensitive. He seemed to all a strange and attractive being. And of course, we were all in love with him…And he was lovable. Refined, attractive, polite, he had that
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