Jean Sibelius
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1865-12-08
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Jean Sibelius

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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 ...

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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.

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5 Esquisses for piano (Op.114)
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5 Esquisses for piano (Op.114)
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Rakastava [The lover] Op.14
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Rakastava [The lover] Op.14
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Symphony no. 7 (Op.105) in C major
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Symphony no. 7 (Op.105) in C major
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The Oak Tree (Ariel) plays the flute
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The Oak Tree (Ariel) plays the flute
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Serenade no.1 in D major for violin & orchestra
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Serenade no.1 in D major for violin & orchestra
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Violin concerto in D minor Op.47 (China, Macau & South Korea Tour 2015)
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Violin concerto in D minor Op.47 (China, Macau & South Korea Tour 2015)
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Concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor (Op.47)
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Concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor (Op.47)
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Sonatine in F sharp minor, Op.67 No.1
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Sonatine in F sharp minor, Op.67 No.1
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Two Rondinos, Op. 68
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Two Rondinos, Op. 68
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Suite Champetre (Op.98b)
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Suite Champetre (Op.98b)
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Masonic ritual music (Op.113)
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Masonic ritual music (Op.113)
CBSO cond. Sakari Oramo & Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 4 – 1st movement
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Symphony No. 4 – 1st movement
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Finlandia
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Finlandia
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Give me no splendour, gold or pomp (5 Christmas Songs, Op.1 No.4)
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Give me no splendour, gold or pomp (5 Christmas Songs, Op.1 No.4)
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Reverie and Der Hirt from 10 Pieces for piano, Op.58
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Reverie and Der Hirt from 10 Pieces for piano, Op.58
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Hostkvall [Autumn Evening] (Op.38 No.1) for voice and orchestra
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Hostkvall [Autumn Evening] (Op.38 No.1) for voice and orchestra
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Rakastava (The Lover), Op. 14 (version for string orchestra)
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Rakastava (The Lover), Op. 14 (version for string orchestra)
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The Shining Snows are Driven High
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The Shining Snows are Driven High
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I Seek not Glory, gold or Might
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I Seek not Glory, gold or Might
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Outside it is Growing Dark
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Outside it is Growing Dark
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Now is Christmas Coming
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Now is Christmas Coming
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Now Stands Yule at the Snowy Gate
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Now Stands Yule at the Snowy Gate
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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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Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op.104
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Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op.104
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Jean Sibelius Biography

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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