Jean Sibelius

Real Name:
Johan Christian Julius Sibelius
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Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer of the later Romantic period, born December 8, 1865 in Hämeenlinna, Finland; died September 20, 1957 at his home Ainola, Järvenpää, Finland. He is considered the national composer of Finland.

The core of Sibelius' oeuvre is his set of seven symphonies. In addition to the symphonies, his best-known compositions include "Finlandia", "Valse Triste", the "Karelia Suite" and "The Swan of Tuonela" (one of the four movements of the Lemminkäinen Suite). Other works include pieces inspired by the Kalevala, over 100 songs for voice and piano, incidental music for 13 plays, the opera "Jungfrun i tornet" (The Maiden in the Tower), chamber music, piano music, 21 separate publications of choral music, and Masonic ritual music.

Sibelius composed prolifically until the mid-1920s. After 1926 he produced no large scale works for the remaining thirty years of his life. In 1931 "Surusoitto" for organ (op. 111b) was written for the funeral of Sibelius's friend and fellow artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela. It was to be Sibelius's last instrumental work. Although he is reputed to have stopped composing, he did attempt to continue writing, including abortive attempts to compose an eighth symphony.

Sibelius was married to Aino Sibelius (née Järnefelt). They were married for 65 years, and most of that time they lived at their home Ainola near Lake Tuusula, Järvenpää, Finland. They had six daughters. Nowadays their home serves as a museum and art gallery.
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Jean Sibelius Discography Tracks

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M-160, M 160 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 4 In A Minor album art Sibelius* : The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski Sibelius* : The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski - Symphony No. 4 In A Minor(4xShellac, 12", Album) Victor, Victor M-160, M 160 US 1932 Sell This Version
DB 8710, DB 8711, DB 8712, DB 8713, DB 8714, DB 8715, DB 8716 Jean Sibelius - Sibelius Society Vol. 6 album art The London Philharmonic Orchestra Cond. By Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.*, Jean Sibelius The London Philharmonic Orchestra Cond. By Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.*, Jean Sibelius - Sibelius Society Vol. 6(7xShellac, 12", Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice DB 8710, DB 8711, DB 8712, DB 8713, DB 8714, DB 8715, DB 8716 UK 1939 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Sibelius's 75th Anniversary album art Sibelius* Played By The Philadelphia Orchestra* Conducted By Eugene Ormandy Sibelius* Played By The Philadelphia Orchestra* Conducted By Eugene Ormandy - Sibelius's 75th Anniversary (Album) Victor Red Seal US 1941 Sell This Version
DM 848 Jean Sibelius - Tapiola, Op. 112 album art Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky - Sibelius* Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky - Sibelius* - Tapiola, Op. 112(2xShellac, 12", Album) Victor Red Seal DM 848 US 1942 Sell This Version
MM-665, MM 665 Artur Rodzinski, Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, Sibelius* Artur Rodzinski, Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, Sibelius* - Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 In A Minor(4xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks MM-665, MM 665 US 1947 Sell This Version
D.B. 7949, D.B. 7950, D.B. 7951, D.B. 7952, D.B. 7953, D.B. 7954 Sibelius* - Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra Sibelius* - Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Op. 43 (Symphony Symphony No. 2 In D Major) (6xShellac, 12", Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice D.B. 7949, D.B. 7950, D.B. 7951, D.B. 7952, D.B. 7953, D.B. 7954 UK 1948 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 album art Sibelius* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Sibelius* - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Symphony No. 2 (Album) Columbia Masterworks US 1949 Sell This Version
ML 2158 Jean Sibelius - Sibelius And Rachmaninoff album art Eugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra / Sibelius* / Rachmaninoff* Eugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra / Sibelius* / Rachmaninoff* - Sibelius And Rachmaninoff(10", Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 2158 US 1950 Sell This Version
D.B. 8173, D.B. 8174, D.B. 8175, D.B. 8176, D.B. 8177 Sibelius* - Eugene Ormandy And Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra Sibelius* - Eugene Ormandy And Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 1, In E Minor(5x12", Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice D.B. 8173, D.B. 8174, D.B. 8175, D.B. 8176, D.B. 8177 UK 1950 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Finlandia, Op. 26 / The Swan Of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 3 album art The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy / Sibelius* The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy / Sibelius* - Finlandia, Op. 26 / The Swan Of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 3 Columbia US 1951 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 In D album art Sibelius*Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra Sibelius*Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 2 In D (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1951 Sell This Version
LLP 304, LLP.304 Jean Sibelius - Quartet In D Minor, Op. 56, "Voces Intimae" album art Sibelius* - The Griller String Quartet Sibelius* - The Griller String Quartet - Quartet In D Minor, Op. 56, "Voces Intimae"(LP, Mono) London Records, London Records LLP 304, LLP.304 US 1951 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Concerto In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra, Op.47 album art Sibelius*, Camilla Wicks ,With The Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Stockholm* , Conducted By Sixten Ehrling Sibelius*, Camilla Wicks ,With The Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Stockholm* , Conducted By Sixten Ehrling - Concerto In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra, Op.47 (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records South Africa 1952 Sell This Version
AVRS 6037 Grieg* / Sibelius*Franz Litschauer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* Grieg* / Sibelius*Franz Litschauer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* - Norwegische Tänze op.35 / Valse Triste op. 44 / Rakastava Suite op.14(LP, Album, Mono) Amadeo AVRS 6037 Austria 1952 Sell This Version
CLP 515 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 43 album art Sibelius*, Sixten Ehrling, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra* Sibelius*, Sixten Ehrling, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 43(LP, Album) Metronome CLP 515 Sweden 1952 Sell This Version
STR 611 Jean Sibelius - Concerto For Violin And Orchestra; Sonata In A Major, Opus 100 No. 2 For Violin And Piano album art Sibelius*, Brahms*, Arnold Eidus, Leopold Mittman Sibelius*, Brahms*, Arnold Eidus, Leopold Mittman - Concerto For Violin And Orchestra; Sonata In A Major, Opus 100 No. 2 For Violin And Piano(LP, Mono) Stradivari Records STR 611 US 1952 Sell This Version
F-18 Jean Sibelius - Pelléas et Mélisande (Symphonic Poem) / Overture To Euryanthe; Overture To Abu Hassan album art Jan Sibelius* / Carl Maria von Weber - Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Victor Desarzens Jan Sibelius* / Carl Maria von Weber - Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Victor Desarzens - Pelléas et Mélisande (Symphonic Poem) / Overture To Euryanthe; Overture To Abu Hassan(LP, Mono, Ltd, Num, Tra) Concert Hall F-18 US 1952 Sell This Version
VRS 430, VRS-430 Jean Sibelius - Norwegian Dances For Orchestra / Valse Triste / Rakastava album art Grieg* / Sibelius*Franz Litschauer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* Grieg* / Sibelius*Franz Litschauer, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* - Norwegian Dances For Orchestra / Valse Triste / Rakastava(LP, Album, Mono) Vanguard, Vanguard VRS 430, VRS-430 US 1952 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 3 In C Major, Op. 52 / Symphony No. 7 In C Major, Op. 105 / Songs Of The North, Vol. II album art Sibelius*, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra*, Sixten Ehrling Sibelius*, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra*, Sixten Ehrling - Symphony No. 3 In C Major, Op. 52 / Symphony No. 7 In C Major, Op. 105 / Songs Of The North, Vol. II (Album) Mercury, Mercury Classics (3) Sweden 1953 Sell This Version
Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto album art Sibelius*, Isaac Stern And Sir Thomas Beecham Bart* Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Sibelius*, Isaac Stern And Sir Thomas Beecham Bart* Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Violin Concerto Columbia UK 1953 Sell This Version
3103 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7 Op. 105 / Karelia Suite Op. 11 album art Sibelius* Symphony No. 7 Op. 105 / Karelia Suite Op. 11(LP) Allegro (2) 3103 US 1953 Sell This Version
TM 68005 Jean Sibelius - Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 In C Major, Opus 105 album art Sibelius*, Paul van Kempen , Conducting The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hilversum Sibelius*, Paul van Kempen , Conducting The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hilversum - Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 In C Major, Opus 105(10", Mono) Telefunken TM 68005 UK 1953 Sell This Version
MG 10142 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 5  in E Flat Op. 82 / Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, Op. 104 album art Sibelius* - Stockholm Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sixten Ehrling Sibelius* - Stockholm Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sixten Ehrling - Symphony No. 5 in E Flat Op. 82 / Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, Op. 104(LP, Mono) Mercury, Mercury Classics (3) MG 10142 USA & Canada 1953 Sell This Version
ML 4672 Jean Sibelius - Lemminkäinen Suite album art Sibelius* / Ormandy* Sibelius* / Ormandy* - Lemminkäinen Suite(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 4672 US 1953 Sell This Version
R-199-201 Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 5 In E Flat Major, Opus 82 album art Sibelius*, RIAS Symphony Orchestra* , Conductor, Jussi Jalas Sibelius*, RIAS Symphony Orchestra* , Conductor, Jussi Jalas - Symphony No. 5 In E Flat Major, Opus 82(LP, Mono) Remington R-199-201 USA & Canada 1953 Sell This Version