Jean Sibelius

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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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LX 50, LX 51, LX 52, LX 53, LX 54 Symphony No. 2, In D Major (Op. 43) — Jean Sibelius Jean Sibelius - Professor Robert Kajanus* Conducting The Symphony Orchestra* Jean Sibelius - Professor Robert Kajanus* Conducting The Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 2, In D Major (Op. 43) (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Columbia LX 50, LX 51, LX 52, LX 53, LX 54 UK 1930 Sell This Version
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LX.65, LX.66, LX.67, LX.68, LX.69 Symphony No. 1 In E Minor — Jean Sibelius Sibelius*, Robert Kajanus And Symphony Orchestra* Sibelius*, Robert Kajanus And Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 1 In E Minor (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Columbia LX.65, LX.66, LX.67, LX.68, LX.69 UK 1931 Sell This Version
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M-160, M 160, 7683, 7684, 7685, 7686 Symphony No. 4 In A Minor — Jean Sibelius Sibelius* : The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski Sibelius* : The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski - Symphony No. 4 In A Minor(4xShellac, 12", Album, Imp) Victor Red Seal, Victor Red Seal, Victor Red Seal M-160, M 160, 7683, 7684, 7685, 7686 US 1932 Sell This Version
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DB. 1980, DB. 1981, DB. 1982, DB. 1983, DB. 1984, DB. 1985, DB. 1986 The Sibelius Society Volume Two — Jean Sibelius Jean Sibelius, The London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Kajanus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky Jean Sibelius, The London Symphony Orchestra, Robert Kajanus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky - The Sibelius Society Volume Two(7xShellac) 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. 1980, DB. 1981, DB. 1982, DB. 1983, DB. 1984, DB. 1985, DB. 1986 UK 1933 Sell This Version
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DB. 2317 - 2323 The Sibelius Society Volume Three — Jean Sibelius Sibelius*, Finnish National Orchestra, Georg Schnéevoigt, Budapest String Quartet Sibelius*, Finnish National Orchestra, Georg Schnéevoigt, Budapest String Quartet - The Sibelius Society Volume Three (Album) His Master's Voice DB. 2317 - 2323 UK 1935 Sell This Version
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DB. 3351, DB. 3352, DB. 3353, DB. 3354, DB. 3355, DB. 3356, DB. 3357 The Sibelius Society Volume Five — Jean Sibelius The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir Thomas Beecham, Jean Sibelius The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir Thomas Beecham, Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Society Volume Five(7xShellac, 12", Album, Mono) 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. 3351, DB. 3352, DB. 3353, DB. 3354, DB. 3355, DB. 3356, DB. 3357 UK 1938 Sell This Version
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DB 8710, DB 8711, DB 8712, DB 8713, DB 8714, DB 8715, DB 8716 The Sibelius Society Volume Six — Jean Sibelius Sibelius* The Sibelius Society Volume Six(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
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M 750 Sibelius* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Sibelius* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Sibelius 75th Anniversary Album (Album) Victor Red Seal M 750 US 1940 Sell This Version
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DM 848 Tapiola, Op. 112 — Jean Sibelius 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
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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
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MM 532, M-MM-532 Symphony No.1 In E Minor — Jean Sibelius Sibelius* : The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, John Barbirolli* Sibelius* : The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, John Barbirolli* - Symphony No.1 In E Minor(5xShellac, 10", Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks MM 532, M-MM-532 US 1943 Sell This Version
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MM-665, MM 665 Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 In A Minor — Jean Sibelius 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
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D.B. 7949, D.B. 7950, D.B. 7951, D.B. 7952, D.B. 7953, D.B. 7954 Symphony No. 2 In D Major (Opus 43) — Jean Sibelius Sibelius* - Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra Sibelius* - Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 2 In D Major (Opus 43) (Album) Victor Red Seal D.B. 7949, D.B. 7950, D.B. 7951, D.B. 7952, D.B. 7953, D.B. 7954 UK 1948 Sell This Version
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ML 4131 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 — Jean Sibelius Sibelius* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Sibelius* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 Columbia Masterworks ML 4131 US 1949 Sell This Version
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L-8089 Concert For Organ — Jean Sibelius 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
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ML 2158 Sibelius And Rachmaninoff — Jean Sibelius Eugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra / Sibelius* / Rachmaninoff* Eugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra / Sibelius* / Rachmaninoff* - Sibelius And Rachmaninoff Columbia Masterworks ML 2158 US 1950 Sell This Version
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WDM 1334 Symphony No. 2, In D, Op. 43 — Jean Sibelius 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
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LM‒9001, LM 9001 Tapiola / Printemps — Jean Sibelius Sibelius* / Debussy* - Sir Thomas Beecham, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sibelius* / Debussy* - Sir Thomas Beecham, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Tapiola / Printemps(LP, Mono) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM‒9001, LM 9001 US 1950 Sell This Version
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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
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AL 9 Finlandia, Op. 26 / The Swan Of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 3 — Jean Sibelius 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 AL 9 Canada 1951 Sell This Version
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LLP 304, LLP.304 String Quartet in D Minor Op. 56 — Jean Sibelius Sibelius* - The Griller String Quartet Sibelius* - The Griller String Quartet - String Quartet in D Minor Op. 56 (Album) Decca LLP 304, LLP.304 US 1951 Sell This Version
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LM-1125, LM 1125 Symphony No. 1 — Jean Sibelius 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 LM-1125, LM 1125 US 1951 Sell This Version
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LM 1172, LM—1172 Symphony No. 2 In D, Op. 43 — Jean Sibelius 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 LM 1172, LM—1172 US 1951 Sell This Version
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LCT 1113 Violin Concerto / Concerto For Violin, Piano And String Quartet — Jean Sibelius Heifetz*, Sibelius* / Chausson* Heifetz*, Sibelius* / Chausson* - Violin Concerto / Concerto For Violin, Piano And String Quartet(LP, Mono) RCA Victor Red Seal LCT 1113 US 1951 Sell This Version
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CTL 7026 Concerto In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra, Op.47 — Jean Sibelius 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 CTL 7026 South Africa 1952 Sell This Version