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22nd December (356): Giacomo Puccini (b.1858), Beethoven’s 5th & 6th Symphonies  premiered (1808), Brandenburg Gate re-opens (1989) and Samuel Beckett (d.1989). photo Puccini.

Giacomo Puccini December 29 November My favorite piece of his is "Nessun Dorma," an aria from the final act of his opera "Turandot," and is one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera. --From Wikipedia.

[Edvard Grieg with hat and coat] by Bergen Public Library, via Flickr

Edvard Grieg "Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights. to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home." (Grieg - Norwegian composer of Peer Gynt Suite,

Jean Sibelius, portrait by Lorena Bowser.

A good friend said to me one day that he wished he had a portrait of one of his favorite composers, Jean Sibelius.

Composers, Finland

Josef Suk (1874 –1935) was a Czech composer and violinist. Suk was taught organ, violin, and piano by his father, also known by the name Josef Suk. Though he did not start composing until 1891, he was well-trained in music. He was trained further in violin by the Czech violinist Antonín Bennewitz and his theory studies were conducted with several others including composer Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Karel Knittl, and Karel Stecker.

Josef Suk (1874 –1935) was a Czech composer and violinist. Suk was taught organ, violin, and piano by his father, also known by the name Josef Suk. Though he did not start composing until 1891, he was well-trained in music. He was trained further in violin by the Czech violinist Antonín Bennewitz and his theory studies were conducted with several others including composer Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Karel Knittl, and Karel Stecker.

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

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