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Jean Sibelius (works available in the US and Canada only)

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

...Sibelius's music, because it so readily evokes mental images, landscapes, and a sense of the organic (as opposed to the artificial or mechanical) was, from the start of the composer's career, extremely audience friendly - Leon Botstein, music director of the American Symphony Orchestra


...one of the giants of musical imagery this century - Gerald Fenech, Classical Music on the Web
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
    • 1915 completes Symphony No 5
    • 1914 receives an honorary doctorate from Yale University, USA
    • 1889-91 studies in Berlin and Vienna
    • 1889 premiere of String Quartet in A minor
    • 1885 attends the Helsinki Music Institute (now the Sibelius Academy)
    • 1880 began violin lessons