Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957) was a Finnish composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. The core of Sibelius's oeuvre is his set of seven symphonies. Like Beethoven, Sibelius used each successive work to further develop his own personal compositional style. His works continue to be performed frequently in the concert hall and are often recorded.

Jean Sibelius – was a Finnish composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity.

Painting by Albert Edelfelt, 1904

fuckyeahsibelius: “ A portrait by Albert Edelfelt of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius ”

MusicArtEl Kalevala es un poema épico compilado por Elias Lönnrot en el siglo XIX a partir de fuentes folclóricas finlandesas, traspasadas desde las progenies más antiguas a las generaciones posteriores, o a través de las recopilaciones de las narraciones populares hechas por los rapsodas, como son los casos de Arhippa Perttunen (1769-1840) y Ontrei Malinen (1780-1855), fundamentalmente en la región de Carelia. Postage stamp depicting the Finnish Kalevala-related oral poet Larin Paraske

Postage stamp depicting the Finnish Kalevala-related oral poet Larin Paraske

Singing the Kalevala: often done in pairs, holding hands, an ancient tradition.Finnish rune singers sat face to face and held each other's hands.They also moved their bodies sync with the song.

my-ear-trumpet: “ stormyseastotremblingtrees: “ “These two Finns are singing the Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. While singing they swing their bodies backward and forward. Often the singers.

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) - Finnish composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. Photo by Yousuf Karsh, 1945

Jean Sibelius - Finnish composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. Photo by Yousuf Karsh, 1945

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Sibelius on a old Finnish banknote 'sata markkaa'!

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