Jean Sibelius

Real Name:
Johan Christian Julius Sibelius
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Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer of the later Romantic period, born December 8, 1865 in Hämeenlinna, Finland; died September 20, 1957 at his home Ainola, Järvenpää, Finland. He is considered the national composer of Finland.

The core of Sibelius' oeuvre is his set of seven symphonies. In addition to the symphonies, his best-known compositions include "Finlandia", "Valse Triste", the "Karelia Suite" and "The Swan of Tuonela" (one of the four movements of the Lemminkäinen Suite). Other works include pieces inspired by the Kalevala, over 100 songs for voice and piano, incidental music for 13 plays, the opera "Jungfrun i tornet" (The Maiden in the Tower), chamber music, piano music, 21 separate publications of choral music, and Masonic ritual music.

Sibelius composed prolifically until the mid-1920s. After 1926 he produced no large scale works for the remaining thirty years of his life. In 1931 "Surusoitto" for organ (op. 111b) was written for the funeral of Sibelius's friend and fellow artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela. It was to be Sibelius's last instrumental work. Although he is reputed to have stopped composing, he did attempt to continue writing, including abortive attempts to compose an eighth symphony.

Sibelius was married to Aino Sibelius (née Järnefelt). They were married for 65 years, and most of that time they lived at their home Ainola near Lake Tuusula, Järvenpää, Finland. They had six daughters. Nowadays their home serves as a museum and art gallery.
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M-160, M 160 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 4 In A Minor album art Sibelius* : The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski Sibelius* : The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski - Symphony No. 4 In A Minor(4xShellac, 12", Album) Victor, Victor M-160, M 160 US 1932 Sell This Version
DB 8710, DB 8711, DB 8712, DB 8713, DB 8714, DB 8715, DB 8716 Jean Sibelius - Sibelius Society Vol. 6 album art Sibelius* Sibelius Society Vol. 6(7xShellac, 12", Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice DB 8710, DB 8711, DB 8712, DB 8713, DB 8714, DB 8715, DB 8716 UK 1939 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Sibelius's 75th Anniversary album art Sibelius* Played By The Philadelphia Orchestra* Conducted By Eugene Ormandy Sibelius* Played By The Philadelphia Orchestra* Conducted By Eugene Ormandy - Sibelius's 75th Anniversary (Album) Victor Red Seal US 1941 Sell This Version
DM 848 Jean Sibelius - Tapiola, Op. 112 album art Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky - Sibelius* Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky - Sibelius* - Tapiola, Op. 112(2xShellac, 12", Album) Victor Red Seal DM 848 US 1942 Sell This Version
EEL 8020 Tor Mann / Sibelius* - Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stockholm* Tor Mann / Sibelius* - Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stockholm* - Symphony No. 1 In E Minor Op. 39(5xShellac, 12", Album) Capitol Records, Inc. EEL 8020 US 1942 Sell This Version
MM-665, MM 665 Jean Sibelius - Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 In A Minor album art Artur Rodzinski, Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, Sibelius* Artur Rodzinski, Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, Sibelius* - Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 In A Minor(4xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks MM-665, MM 665 US 1947 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 In D Major (Opus 43) album art Sibelius* - Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra Sibelius* - Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 2 In D Major (Opus 43) (Album) Victor Red Seal UK 1948 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 album art Sibelius* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Sibelius* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 Columbia Masterworks US 1949 Sell This Version
L-8089 Jean Sibelius - Concert For Organ album art Bach*, Sibelius*, Boex*, Drandrieu*, Schubert*, Richard Keys Biggs Bach*, Sibelius*, Boex*, Drandrieu*, Schubert*, Richard Keys Biggs - Concert For Organ(10") Capitol Records L-8089 US 1950 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Sibelius And Rachmaninoff album art Eugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra / Sibelius* / Rachmaninoff* Eugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra / Sibelius* / Rachmaninoff* - Sibelius And Rachmaninoff Columbia Masterworks US 1950 Sell This Version
WDM 1334 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2, In D, Op. 43 album art Sibelius*, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.*, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sibelius*, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.*, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Symphony No. 2, In D, Op. 43(5x7", Red + Box, Album) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM 1334 US 1950 Sell This Version
264 Sibelius* - Eugene Ormandy And Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra Sibelius* - Eugene Ormandy And Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 1, In E Minor(5xShellac, 12", Album) His Master's Voice 264 UK 1950 Sell This Version
ABR 4045 Jean Sibelius - The Tempest - Op. 109  Incidental Music To Shakespear's Play album art Jean Sibelius, Sir Thomas Beecham Jean Sibelius, Sir Thomas Beecham - The Tempest - Op. 109 Incidental Music To Shakespear's Play(10", Album) Philips ABR 4045 UK 1950 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Finlandia, Op. 26 / The Swan Of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 3 album art The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy / Sibelius* The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy / Sibelius* - Finlandia, Op. 26 / The Swan Of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 3 Columbia Masterworks Canada 1951 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Quartet In D Minor, Op. 56, "Voces Intimae" album art Sibelius* - The Griller String Quartet Sibelius* - The Griller String Quartet - Quartet In D Minor, Op. 56, "Voces Intimae" (Album) London Records, London Records US 1951 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1 album art Sibelius*, Leopold Stokowski And His Symphony Orchestra Sibelius*, Leopold Stokowski And His Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 1 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1951 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 In D, Op. 43 album art Sibelius*Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra Sibelius*Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 2 In D, Op. 43 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1951 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Concerto In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra, Op.47 album art Sibelius*, Camilla Wicks ,With The Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Stockholm* , Conducted By Sixten Ehrling Sibelius*, Camilla Wicks ,With The Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Stockholm* , Conducted By Sixten Ehrling - Concerto In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra, Op.47 (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records South Africa 1952 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Norwegian Dances For Orchestra / Valse Triste / Rakastava album art Grieg* / Sibelius*Franz Litschauer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* Grieg* / Sibelius*Franz Litschauer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* - Norwegian Dances For Orchestra / Valse Triste / Rakastava (Album) Vanguard, Vanguard Austria 1952 Sell This Version
STR 611 Jean Sibelius - Concerto For Violin And Orchestra; Sonata In A Major, Opus 100 No. 2 For Violin And Piano album art Sibelius*, Brahms*, Arnold Eidus, Leopold Mittman Sibelius*, Brahms*, Arnold Eidus, Leopold Mittman - Concerto For Violin And Orchestra; Sonata In A Major, Opus 100 No. 2 For Violin And Piano(LP, Mono) Stradivari Records STR 611 US 1952 Sell This Version
F-18 Jean Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande (Symphonic Poem) / Overture To Euryanthe; Overture To Abu Hassan album art Jan Sibelius* / Carl Maria von Weber - Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Victor Desarzens Jan Sibelius* / Carl Maria von Weber - Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Victor Desarzens - Pelléas et Mélisande (Symphonic Poem) / Overture To Euryanthe; Overture To Abu Hassan(LP, Mono, Ltd, Num, Tra) Concert Hall F-18 US 1952 Sell This Version
URLP 7038 Jean Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46 / Karelia Suite, Op. 11 album art Sibelius* ; Jussi Blomstedt* Sibelius* ; Jussi Blomstedt* - Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46 / Karelia Suite, Op. 11(LP, Album, Mono) Urania Records (3) URLP 7038 US 1952 Sell This Version
P10-8 Jean Sibelius - Finlandia / Capricio Espagnol album art Sibelius*, Rimsky-Korsakov*, Vienna Tonkuenstler Symphony Orchestra* Sibelius*, Rimsky-Korsakov*, Vienna Tonkuenstler Symphony Orchestra* - Finlandia / Capricio Espagnol(10", Album, Mono) Plymouth P10-8 US 1952 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 3 In C Major, Op. 52 / Symphony No. 7 In C Major, Op. 105 / Songs Of The North, Vol. II album art Sibelius*, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra*, Sixten Ehrling Sibelius*, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra*, Sixten Ehrling - Symphony No. 3 In C Major, Op. 52 / Symphony No. 7 In C Major, Op. 105 / Songs Of The North, Vol. II (Album) Mercury, Mercury Classics (3) Sweden 1953 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1 In E Minor, Opus 39 album art Sibelius* / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.* Sibelius* / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.* - Symphony No. 1 In E Minor, Opus 39 Columbia Masterworks US 1953 Sell This Version