Jean Sibelius (born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius; 8 December 1865 – 20 September 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. Sibelius's best-known compositions include Finlandia, the Karelia Suite, Valse triste, the Violin Concerto in D minor and The Swan of Tuonela.
The world-famous classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach spent a large part of his life in Leipzig, where he was music director of St. Every year the city celebrates Bach with a 10 day festival in the middle of June.
Bach - Toccata e Fuga BWV 565 - Karl Richter - uploaded by IIIMeLkOrIII. Great video that shows the four keyboards, foot pedals, stops, organ pipes, and the guy behind the organist helping pull the stops.
Music is not what drew me to Finland's famous composer Jean Sibelius. It was his synesthesia. But in the end I became a big fan of this Finnish composer. I stumbled across his name on a list of famous people who were known synesthates.