Jean Sibelius
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1865-12-08
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Jean Sibelius

Jean Sibelius Biography (Wikipedia)

Jean Sibelius ( Swedish pronunciation ), born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957), was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely recognized as his country's greatest composer and, through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Russia.

The core of his oeuvre is his set of seven symphonies which, like his other major works, continue to be performed and recorded in his home country and internationally. His best-known compositions are Finlandia, the Karelia Suite, Valse triste, the Violin Concerto, the choral symphony Kullervo, and The Swan of Tuonela (from the Lemminkäinen Suite). Other works include pieces inspired by the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, over a hundred songs for voice and piano, incidental music for numerous plays, the opera Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower), chamber music, piano music, Masonic ritual music, and 21 publications of choral music. Throughout his career, the composer found inspiration in nature and Nordic mythology, especially the heroic legends of the national epic, the Kalevala.

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Finlandia Op.26 for orchestra by Jean Sibelius
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Finlandia Op.26 for orchestra by Jean Sibelius
Jean Sibelius
Jordens sang (Song of the Earth) - cantata for chorus and orchestra (Op.93)
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Jordens sang (Song of the Earth) - cantata for chorus and orchestra (Op.93)
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5 Esquisses for piano (Op.114)
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5 Esquisses for piano (Op.114)
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Symphony No 6 in D minor, Op 104 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 6 in D minor, Op 104 (3rd mvt)
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Suite Champetre (Op.98b)
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Suite Champetre (Op.98b)
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At the castle gate (Pelleas and Melisande) (feat. Sir Thomas Beecham)
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At the castle gate (Pelleas and Melisande) (feat. Sir Thomas Beecham)
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Romance for strings (Op.42) in C major
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Romance for strings (Op.42) in C major
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Var det en dröm
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Var det en dröm
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Hymn to Thais
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Hymn to Thais
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Jag är ett träd
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Jag är ett träd
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Kogsraet [Wood nymph] Op.15 vers. for orchestra
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Kogsraet [Wood nymph] Op.15 vers. for orchestra
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Lemminkainen suite Op.22, 3rd mvt. The Swan of Tuonela
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Lemminkainen suite Op.22, 3rd mvt. The Swan of Tuonela
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Violin Concerto in D minor (feat. Jennifer Pike) (BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season)
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Violin Concerto in D minor (feat. Jennifer Pike) (BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season)
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Tapiola (feat. Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan)
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Tapiola (feat. Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan)
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Symphony No 5 E Flat Major Op.82
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Symphony No 5 E Flat Major Op.82
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Ballad from Karelia suite Op.11
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Ballad from Karelia suite Op.11
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Lento, from String Trio in G minor (1893-94)
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Lento, from String Trio in G minor (1893-94)
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Petite Suite for brass septet
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Petite Suite for brass septet
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Hertig Magnus (Duke Magnus) from 8 Songs op.57 no.6
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Hertig Magnus (Duke Magnus) from 8 Songs op.57 no.6
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Songs, Op 36 - No 1, 'Black Roses' & No 4, 'Reed, reed, rustle'
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Songs, Op 36 - No 1, 'Black Roses' & No 4, 'Reed, reed, rustle'
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Karelia - suite (Op.11), Intermezzo
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Karelia - suite (Op.11), Intermezzo
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Drommarna [Dreams]
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Drommarna [Dreams]
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10 Pensees lyriques for piano (Op.40)
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10 Pensees lyriques for piano (Op.40)
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Belshazzar's feast - suite from the incidental music, Op.51
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Belshazzar's feast - suite from the incidental music, Op.51
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Lemminkainen's Return (Lemminkainen Suite, Op 22)
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Lemminkainen's Return (Lemminkainen Suite, Op 22)
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