This collection of forty-two essays from the Third International Jean Sibelius
Conference on topics related to the life, work, and cultural environment of Jean Sibelius
(1865-1957) is no exception.
, Sex Sanger [Six Songs] for Voice and Piano, op.
Smith does show how works inspired by folklore, such as the Kalevala, played a significant role in the music of Jean Sibelius
356BC: Birth of Alexander the Great; 1258: Salisbury Cathedral consecrated; 1803: Irish patriot Robert Emmet hanged for his part in trying to seize Dublin Castle; 1842: Birth of chemist and physicist Sir James Dewar, inventor of the vacuum flask; 1869: Birth of comedian Sir George Robey; 1885: Birth of American jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton; 1957: Death of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius
; 1967: Liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank; 1984: Suicide bomber kills 40 after driving into US Embassy compound in Beirut with lorry-load of explosives.
One of the most important recent contributions, the publication of four volumes of the critical edition of the works of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius
, is now available to scholars and performers through publishers Breitkopf & Hartel.
Next, Mickelthwate turned to Jean Sibelius
' Symphony No.
In 1999, she released an acclaimed recital album that focused on songs of Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius
(and added a few by such lesser Nordic lights as Wilhelm Stenhammar and Hugo Alfven).
Famous Finns include the composer Jean Sibelius
, the architect Alvar Aaalto, the CBSO conductor Sakari Oramo and Santa Claus.
The music of Finland's greatest composer, Jean Sibelius
, was presented by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and conducted by the estimable Osmo Vanska.
The concerto was Jean Sibelius
's Violin Concerto in D minor, with Elmar Oliveira as soloist.
Like its companions in Cambridge University Press's continuing series of composer-based collections, the present volume offers a wide array of approaches to the life and music of Jean Sibelius
. The most widely recognized Finnish composer of his era, Sibelius has generated tremendous interest among composers, musicologists, and performers in recent decades.