Jean Sibelius

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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Jean Sibelius Discography

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M-160, M 160 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
ML 2158 Eugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra / Sibelius* / Rachmaninoff* Eugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra / Sibelius* / Rachmaninoff* - Sibelius And Rachmaninoff(10") Columbia Masterworks ML 2158 US 1950 Sell This Version
Sibelius*Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra Sibelius*Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 2 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1951 Sell This Version
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 US 1952 Sell This Version
STR 611 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
VRS 430, VRS-430 Grieg* / Sibelius*Franz Litschauer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* Grieg* / Sibelius*Franz Litschauer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* - Norwegian Dances For Orchestra / Valse Triste / Rakastava(LP, Album, Mono) Vanguard, Vanguard VRS 430, VRS-430 US 1952 Sell This Version
33 C 1008 Sibelius*, Isaac Stern And Sir Thomas Beecham Bart* Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sibelius*, Isaac Stern And Sir Thomas Beecham Bart* Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Violin Concerto(10", Mono) Columbia 33 C 1008 UK 1953 Sell This Version
3103 Sibelius* Symphony No. 7 Op. 105 / Karelia Suite Op. 11(LP) Allegro (2) 3103 US 1953 Sell This Version
TM 68005 Sibelius*, Paul van Kempen , Conducting The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hilversum Sibelius*, Paul van Kempen , Conducting The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hilversum - Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 In C Major, Opus 105(10", Mono) Telefunken TM 68005 UK 1953 Sell This Version
MG10142 Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E Flat Op. 82/ Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, Op. 104(LP, Mono) Mercury MG10142 USA & Canada 1953 Sell This Version
ML 4672 Sibelius* / Ormandy* Sibelius* / Ormandy* - Lemminkäinen Suite(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 4672 US 1953 Sell This Version
R-199-191 Sibelius* / Glazounov* Sibelius* / Glazounov* - The Origin Of Fire, Opus 32 ; Pohjola's Daugther, Opus 49 / Violin Concerto In A Minor(LP) Remington R-199-191 US 1953 Sell This Version
Sibelius* / Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Kletzki / David Oistrakh*, The Stockholm Festival Orchestra, Sixten Ehrling Sibelius* / Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Kletzki / David Oistrakh*, The Stockholm Festival Orchestra, Sixten Ehrling - Symphony Nº 3 / Violin Concerto In D Minor Angel Records US 1954 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius, Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Kletzki Jean Sibelius, Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Kletzki - Symphony No. 1 In E Minor (Album) Angel Records, Angel Records US 1954 Sell This Version
Sir John Barbirolli Conducting The Hallé Orchestra : Sibelius* Sir John Barbirolli Conducting The Hallé Orchestra : Sibelius* - Symphony No. 2 In D Major His Master's Voice UK 1954 Sell This Version
Д—2161, Д—2162 Игорь Безродный* - Я. Сибелиус* / Э. Шоссон* Игорь Безродный* - Я. Сибелиус* / Э. Шоссон* - Поэма / Серенада № 1 / Серенада № 2(10", Mono) Апрелевский Завод, Апрелевский Завод Д—2161, Д—2162 USSR 1954 Sell This Version
Yehudi Menuhin, Sibelius* / Paganini* Yehudi Menuhin, Sibelius* / Paganini* - Violin Concerto / Violin Concerto No. 1 In D Major His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice UK 1955 Sell This Version
Anthony Collins (2), Jean Sibelius, The London Symphony Orchestra Anthony Collins (2), Jean Sibelius, The London Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No.5 In E Flat Major / Night Ride And Sunrise-Symphonic Poem (Album) Decca UK 1955 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 4 In A Minor, Op. 63 / Syphony No. 5 In E-Flat Major, Op. 82 Columbia Masterworks Canada 1955 Sell This Version
LW 5209 Sibelius*, Anthony Collins (2), The London Symphony Orchestra Sibelius*, Anthony Collins (2), The London Symphony Orchestra - Karelia Overture Opus 10 / Excerpts From Pelléas Et Mélisande Suite Opus 46(10") Decca LW 5209 UK 1955 Sell This Version
FC 1035 Jean Sibelius, David Oistrakh*, Orchestre du Festival de Stockholm* Direction: Sixten Ehrling Jean Sibelius, David Oistrakh*, Orchestre du Festival de Stockholm* Direction: Sixten Ehrling - Concerto En Ré Mineur Op. 47 Pour Violon Et Orchestre(10", Album) Columbia FC 1035 France 1955 Sell This Version
P8226 Sibelius*, Sixten Ehrling, Stockholm Radio Symphony Orchestra Sibelius*, Sixten Ehrling, Stockholm Radio Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: The Legends Of Lemminkäinen(LP, Album) Capitol Classics P8226 US 1955 Sell This Version
Sibelius*Anthony Collins (2) Conducting The London Symphony Orchestra Sibelius*Anthony Collins (2) Conducting The London Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 39 Decca UK 1956 Sell This Version
Ivry Gitlis, Sibelius*, Bruch*, Jascha Horenstein, Pro Musica Orchestra, Vienna* Ivry Gitlis, Sibelius*, Bruch*, Jascha Horenstein, Pro Musica Orchestra, Vienna* - Violin Concerto In D Minor Op.47 - Violin Concerto In G Minor Op.26 VOX (6) UK 1956 Sell This Version
Д—3068, Д—3069 Я. Сибелиус* / Б. Барток* - Игорь Аптекарев Я. Сибелиус* / Б. Барток* - Игорь Аптекарев - Экспромты, Соч. 5 / 15 Венгерских Крестьянских Песен(10", Mono) Апрелевский Завод, Апрелевский Завод Д—3068, Д—3069 USSR 1956 Sell This Version