About Jean Sibelius

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. In addition to the symphonies, Sibelius's best-known compositions include Finlandia, the Karelia Suite, Valse triste, the Violin Concerto in D minor and The Swan of Tuonela (one of the four movements of the Lemminkäinen Suite).
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Aino Sibelius (née järnefelt) 1871-1969 wife of Jean Sibelius

Aino Sibelius (née järnefelt) 1871-1969 wife of Jean Sibelius

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Jean Sibelius plays piano to his wife Aino at their home Ainola.

Jean Sibelius plays piano to his wife Aino at their home Ainola.

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Ainola, Kannustalo.- Jean Sibelius' Home. This house is utterly gorgeous!!

Ainola, Kannustalo.- Jean Sibelius' Home. This house is utterly gorgeous!!

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He was very handsome man year 1892 when he marriage to Aino Järnefelt.

He was very handsome man year 1892 when he marriage to Aino Järnefelt.

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Sibelius was named as a Doctor of Honor in the University of Yale during his visit in America in 1914. He was named to the Finnish Doctor degree in Helsinki around the same time. #Yale #Degree #Sibelius

Sibelius was named as a Doctor of Honor in the University of Yale during his visit in America in 1914. He was named to the Finnish Doctor degree in Helsinki around the same time. #Yale #Degree #Sibelius

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Jean Sibelius - Cover photo from the book Jean Sibelius at Home ©JB

Jean Sibelius - Cover photo from the book Jean Sibelius at Home ©JB

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Finlandia - Sibelius - London Symphony Orchestra 1963

Finlandia - Sibelius - London Symphony Orchestra 1963

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Georg von Wendt, a physician and amateur photographer, took a series of colour photographs of Jean Sibelius in 1939. These were probably the only colour photographs of Sibelius ever taken.

Georg von Wendt, a physician and amateur photographer, took a series of colour photographs of Jean Sibelius in 1939. These were probably the only colour photographs of Sibelius ever taken.

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Jean Sibelius as a fashionable man-about-town   in Berlin c. 1890.  (Grundner, Alb., Berlin. Otava picture archive.)

Jean Sibelius as a fashionable man-about-town in Berlin c. 1890. (Grundner, Alb., Berlin. Otava picture archive.)

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Sibelius : Symphony No.7 in C Major

Sibelius : Symphony No.7 in C Major

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