Jean Sibelius
composer, conductor

Jean Sibelius

  • December 8, 1865 Hämeenlinna (Finland) - September 20, 1957 Järvenpää (Finland)

Biography

Jean Sibelius, the hero of Finnish music

Jean Sibelius studied both piano and violin in Helsinki. The young composer first started his career as a violinist before being engrossed with the romantic repertoire, notably the symphonic tradition symbolized by Edvard Grieg and Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. After a brief stop in Berlin in order to hone his skills, Sibelius becomes a violin and musical theory professor at the Helsinki conservatory. He then receives a life-long pension from the state, so he can devote himself entirely to composition.

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Hannu Lintu conducts Sibelius's Symphony No. 2
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Hannu Lintu conducts Sibelius's Symphony No. 3
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Hannu Lintu conducts Sibelius's Symphony No. 4

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Hannu Lintu conducts Sibelius's Symphony No. 5

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The Berliner Philharmoniker's 2015 Europakonzert — Athens

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