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Finlandia by Sibelius: The full performance

Watch the full performance of Sibelius's piece by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Payare.

Jean Sibelius loved Finland. Written in 1899, Finlandia was a protest against increasing censorship by the Russian Empire. This is music about national identity - it captures not only the vast, majestic landscape of Finland but also its national pride at a crucial moment in the country's history

Warning: This video contains some mild flashing images.

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7 minutes