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Johan Julius Christian Sibelius

Finnish: Jean Sibelius
Also Known As: "Janne"
Birthplace: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Death: September 20, 1957 (91)
Ainola, Järvenpää, Finland (aivoverenvuoto)
Place of Burial: Järvenpää, Finland
Immediate Family:

Son of Christian Gustaf Sibelius and Maria Charlotta Borg
Husband of Aino Sibelius
Father of Eva Paloheimo; Katarina Elisabeth Sibelius; Ruth Snellman; Kirsti Maria Sibelius; Margareta Jalas and 1 other
Brother of Linda Maria Sibelius and Christian Sibelius

Occupation: Suomalainen kansallisromanttisen taidemusiikin säveltäjä., composer, Säveltäjä, professori
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About Jean Sibelius

Jean Sibelius, born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957), was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely recognized as his country's greatest composer and, through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Russia.

The core of his oeuvre is his set of seven symphonies, which, like his other major works, are regularly performed and recorded in his home country and internationally. His other best-known compositions are Finlandia, the Karelia Suite, Valse triste, the Violin Concerto, the choral symphony Kullervo, and The Swan of Tuonela (from the Lemminkäinen Suite). Other works include pieces inspired by nature, Nordic mythology, and the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, over a hundred songs for voice and piano, incidental music for numerous plays, the opera Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower), chamber music, piano music, Masonic ritual music, and 21 publications of choral music.

Sibelius composed prolifically until the mid-1920s, but after completing his Seventh Symphony (1924), the incidental music for The Tempest (1926) and the tone poem Tapiola (1926), he stopped producing major works in his last thirty years, a stunning and perplexing decline commonly referred to as "The Silence of Järvenpää", the location of his home. Although he is reputed to have stopped composing, he attempted to continue writing, including abortive efforts on an eighth symphony. In later life, he wrote Masonic music and re-edited some earlier works while retaining an active but not always favourable interest in new developments in music.

The Finnish 100 mark note featured his image until 2002, when the euro was adopted. Since 2011, Finland has celebrated a Flag Day on 8 December, the composer's birthday, also known as the "Day of Finnish Music". In 2015, the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, a number of special concerts and events were held, especially in the city of Helsinki.

About Jean Sibelius (suomi)

Johan Julius Christian ”Jean” Sibelius (8. joulukuuta 1865 Hämeenlinna – 20. syyskuuta 1957 Ainola, Järvenpään Kauppala. Kaupungiksi Järvenpää muuttui vuoden 1967 alussa. HUOM Järvenpään seurakunta on nuori seurakunta ja se on perustettu vuonna 1952 seurakuntajaossa Tuusulan seurakunnasta)

Music "Finlandia": _ YLE kunnioittaa Sibeliuksen 150. juhlavuotta säveltäjälle omistetuilla sivuilla. _ The composer Jean Sibelius anniversary - 150 y. / 2015

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Jean Sibelius's Timeline

December 8, 1865
Hämeenlinna, Finland
March 10, 1893
Age 27
Helsinki, Finland
November 23, 1894
Age 28
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
November 14, 1898
Age 32
January 12, 1903
Age 37
Tuusula, Finland
September 10, 1908
Age 42
Tuusula, Finland
July 20, 1911
Age 45
Tuusula, Finland
September 20, 1957
Age 91
Järvenpää, Finland
September 30, 1957
Age 91
Järvenpää, Finland