Jean Sibelius

Born 8 December 1865. Died 20 September 1957
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, are regularly performed and recorded in his home country and internationally. His other 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 nature, Nordic mythology, and 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.

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Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)
Jean Sibelius
Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)
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Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.3 in C Op.52 - 2nd Movement
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Symphony No.3 in C Op.52 - 2nd Movement
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Karelia Suite, Op. 11 (Ballad)
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Karelia Suite, Op. 11 (Ballad)
Jean Sibelius
Romance in C major, Op. 42
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Romance in C major, Op. 42
Jean Sibelius
Pelleas and Melisande: At The Castle Gate
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Pelleas and Melisande: At The Castle Gate
Jean Sibelius
Symphony no. 5 in E flat major Op.82
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Symphony no. 5 in E flat major Op.82
Jean Sibelius
Violin Concerto (3rd mvt: Allegro, ma non tanto)
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Violin Concerto (3rd mvt: Allegro, ma non tanto)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op 39
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Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op 39

Symphony no 1 in E minor, Op 39

Orchestra
Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
Jean Sibelius
Andante festivo
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Andante festivo
Jean Sibelius
Humoresques, Op.89 (no.3 in G minor)
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Humoresques, Op.89 (no.3 in G minor)
Jean Sibelius
Valse Triste Tango
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Valse Triste Tango
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.2 in D major
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Symphony No.2 in D major
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia
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Finlandia
Jean Sibelius
Petite Suite for brass septet
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Petite Suite for brass septet

Petite Suite for brass septet

Ensemble
Royal Academy of Music Brass Soloists
Jean Sibelius
Valse triste
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Valse triste
Jean Sibelius
Violin Concerto, 3rd Movement
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Violin Concerto, 3rd Movement
Jean Sibelius
Rakastava - suite for string orchestra (Op.14)
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Rakastava - suite for string orchestra (Op.14)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.5 in E flat major
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Symphony No.5 in E flat major
Jean Sibelius
Scherzo for Strings
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Scherzo for Strings
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.5 in E flat major, Op.82, 3rd mvt
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Symphony No.5 in E flat major, Op.82, 3rd mvt
Jean Sibelius
Kuusi Op. 75, No.5
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Kuusi Op. 75, No.5

Kuusi Op. 75, No.5

Performer
Tanel-Eiko Novikov
Music Arranger
Jean Sibelius
Night Ride and Sunrise, Op 55
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Night Ride and Sunrise, Op 55
Jean Sibelius
Kuin virta vuolas [As a swift current] (Op.26 No.8)
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Kuin virta vuolas [As a swift current] (Op.26 No.8)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op 39 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op 39 (3rd mvt)
Jean Sibelius
Humeresques op.89 (no.5)
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Humeresques op.89 (no.5)
Jean Sibelius
Five Pieces, Op.81
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Five Pieces, Op.81
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Tapiola, Op.112
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Tapiola, Op.112
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The Bard
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The Bard
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 43 (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 43 (1st mvt)
Jean Sibelius
Pohjolas Daughter Op. 49
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Pohjolas Daughter Op. 49
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.5
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Symphony No.5
Jean Sibelius
4 Songs
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4 Songs
Jean Sibelius
Music to a Scene [original version of Dance Intermezzo]
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Music to a Scene [original version of Dance Intermezzo]
Jean Sibelius
Valse chevaleresque, Op 96 No 3
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Valse chevaleresque, Op 96 No 3
Jean Sibelius
Sonatine in F sharp minor, Op 67 No 1
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Sonatine in F sharp minor, Op 67 No 1
Jean Sibelius
Humoresque No.1 in D minor, Op.87 No.1; Humoresque No.2 in D major, Op.87 No.2
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Humoresque No.1 in D minor, Op.87 No.1; Humoresque No.2 in D major, Op.87 No.2
Jean Sibelius
Rakastava (The Lover) (Op.14) arr. for soprano, baritone and chorus
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Rakastava (The Lover) (Op.14) arr. for soprano, baritone and chorus
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (Proms 2015)
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Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (Proms 2015)
Jean Sibelius
Andante Festivo for strings and timpani [originally for string quartet]
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Andante Festivo for strings and timpani [originally for string quartet]
Jean Sibelius
Ballade (King Christian II, Op 27)
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Ballade (King Christian II, Op 27)
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia
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Finlandia
Jean Sibelius
Rakastava, Op 14
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Rakastava, Op 14
Jean Sibelius
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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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-29T04:04:48
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-29T04:04:48
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29
Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Royal Albert Hall

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