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dc.contributor.other Jean Sibelius es
dc.contributor.other Jaakko Kuusisto es
dc.contributor.other Leonidas Kavakos es
dc.contributor.other Dong-Suk Kang es
dc.contributor.other Marko Ylönen es
dc.contributor.other Neeme Järvi es
dc.contributor.other Osmo Vänskä es
dc.contributor.other Lahden kaupunginorkesteri es
dc.contributor.other Göteborgs symfoniker es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-15T20:47:24Z
dc.date.available 2009
dc.date.available 2013-04-15T20:47:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2009
dc.date.issued 2013-04-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2882
dc.description.abstract Finland's Jean Sibelius is perhaps the most important composer associated with nationalism in music and one of the most influential in the development of the symphony and symphonic poem. Sibelius was born in southern Finland, the second of three children. His physician father left the family bankrupt, owing to his financial extravagance, a trait that, along with heavy drinking, he would pass on to Jean. Jean showed talent on the violin and at age nine composed his first work for it, Rain Drops. In 1885 Sibelius entered the University of Helsinki to study law, but after only a year found himself drawn back to music. He took up composition studies with Martin Wegelius and violin with Mitrofan Wasiliev, then Hermann Csillag. During this time he also became a close friend of Busoni. Though Sibelius auditioned for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, he would come to realize he was not suited to a career as a violinist. In 1889 Sibelius traveled to Berlin to study counterpoint with Albert Becker, where he also was exposed to new music, particularly that of Richard Strauss. In Vienna he studied with Karl Goldmark and then Robert Fuchs, the latter said to be his most effective teacher. Now Sibelius began pondering the composition of the Kullervo Symphony, based on the Kalevala legends. Sibelius returned to Finland, taught music, and in June 1892, married Aino Järnefelt, daughter of General Alexander Järnefelt, head of one of the most influential families in Finland. The premiere of Kullervo in April 1893 created a veritable sensation, Sibelius thereafter being looked upon as the foremost Finnish composer. The Lemminkäinen suite, begun in 1895 and premiered on April 13, 1896, has come to be regarded as the most important music by Sibelius up to that time. In 1897 the Finnish Senate voted to pay Sibelius a short-term pension, which some years later became a lifetime conferral. The honor was in lieu of his loss of an important professorship in composition at the music school, the position going to Robert Kajanus. The year 1899 saw the premiere of Sibelius' First Symphony, which was a tremendous success, to be sure, but not quite of the magnitude of that of Finlandia (1899; rev. 1900). In the next decade Sibelius would become an international figure in the concert world. Kajanus introduced several of the composer's works abroad; Sibelius himself was invited to Heidelberg and Berlin to conduct his music. In March 1901, the Second Symphony was received as a statement of independence for Finland, although Sibelius always discouraged attaching programmatic ideas to his music. His only concerto, for violin, came in 1903. The next year Sibelius built a villa outside of Helsinki, named "Ainola" after his wife, where he would live for his remaining 53 years. After a 1908 operation to remove a throat tumor, Sibelius was implored to abstain from alcohol and tobacco, a sanction he followed until 1915. It is generally believed that the darkening of mood in his music during these years owes something to the health crisis. Sibelius made frequent trips to England, having visited first in 1905 at the urging of Granville Bantock. In 1914 he traveled to Norfolk, CT, where he conducted his newest work The Oceanides. Sibelius spent the war years in Finland working on his Fifth Symphony. Sibelius traveled to England for the last time in 1921. Three years later he completed his Seventh Symphony, and his last work was the incidental music for The Tempest (1925). For his last 30 years Sibelius lived a mostly quiet life, working only on revisions and being generally regarded as the greatest living composer of symphonies. In 1955 his 90th birthday was widely celebrated throughout the world with many performances of his music. Sibelius died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1957. © Robert Cummings, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD3 Menuetto JS 127 -- Coronation March From the Cantata for the Coronation of Nicholas II JS 104 Allegro-- Porilaisten marssi JS 152 March of the Pori Regiment Arranged by Sibelius-- Overture in A minor JS 144 Andante molto sostenuto – Allegro – Tempo I-- Romance in C major for string orchestra Op. 42 Andante – Un pochettino con moto – Tempo I-- Cortège JS 54 Allegro moderato-- Pan and Echo Op. 53 Andante - Commodo-- Grevinnans konterfej JS 88 The Countess's Portrait for string orchestra Andante-- Concerto in D minor for violin and orchestra Op. 47 (published version); I Allegro moderato, II Adagio di molto, III Allegro ma non tanto-- es
dc.format.extent 73:14min. es
dc.format.medium 1 CD-Rom. (73:14 min.) Digital; 4 3/4 plg. es
dc.language.iso en es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M.Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 320210082 es
dc.subject.lcsh Orchestral music. String orchestra music. Concertos (Violin) Violin with orchestra. Instrumental music. es
dc.title The Sibelius Edition es
dc.title.alternative Orchestral Works es
dc.title.alternative Obras Orquestal es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Bis Records AB es
dc.identifier.classification 7318591921233 es
dc.subject.cdu Si.05 es


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