Sibelius

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Jean Sibelius (1890-91)

When Jean Sibelius and Aino Järnefelt first chanced upon each other, their eyes locked for so long that she faltered. Thus began the relationship of "the prettiest girl in Finland" and her greatest composer.

Aino - Portrait by Eero Järnefelt 1906

Aino Sibelius 1905 (Artist's sister and the wife of the Finnish national composer Jean Sibelius), artist: Eero Jarnefelt - Eero Järnefelt

Aino with Eva 1893

When Jean Sibelius and Aino Järnefelt first chanced upon each other, their eyes locked for so long that she faltered. Thus began the relationship of "the prettiest girl in Finland" and her greatest composer.

Aino and Jean Apr 1948

Jean and Aino: In the very trees of Ainola. Photograph by Mark Kauffman © Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Aino Järnefelt (Sibelius) 1922

When Jean Sibelius and Aino Järnefelt first chanced upon each other, their eyes locked for so long that she faltered. Thus began the relationship of "the prettiest girl in Finland" and her greatest composer.

aino_sibelius Katarina 1910-1920

When Jean Sibelius and Aino Järnefelt first chanced upon each other, their eyes locked for so long that she faltered. Thus began the relationship of "the prettiest girl in Finland" and her greatest composer.

Aino Järnefelt 1888

Aino Sibelius - the remarkable wife of Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius

Jean and Aino at home

When Jean Sibelius and Aino Järnefelt first chanced upon each other, their eyes locked for so long that she faltered. Thus began the relationship of "the prettiest girl in Finland" and her greatest composer.

Sibelius Grave

When Jean Sibelius and Aino Järnefelt first chanced upon each other, their eyes locked for so long that she faltered. Thus began the relationship of "the prettiest girl in Finland" and her greatest composer.

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