Jean Sibelius - Finlandia
by Tarja M
3 years ago
Finlandia, Op. 26 is a symphonic poem by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The first version was written in 1899, and it was ...
Happy birthday--or should we say, "Hyvää Syntymäpäivää!"--to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius on the 150th anniversary of his birth!
During the composer’s centennial year (1965), Leonard Bernstein presented a “Tribute to Sibelius” in a televised Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic. Bernstein spoke about Sibelius’ most famous composition, Finlandia:
“Like many other pieces of his, [Finlandia] was a part of that national revolution; and in fact it proved to be so exciting to the Finnish audiences, with its warlike rhythms and its inspiring, hymn-like middle part, that for a while the Russian authorities had to forbid performances of it … It was like dynamite; and we are told that it did more to bring about Finnish independence finally than a thousand speeches and pamphlets. And so we play it now, in honor of Sibelius and of the free people of Finland."
[Illustration: Lasse Rantanen, 2012 © Sibelius Society of Finland]
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全名 Johan Julius Christian Sibelius
代表作 七部交響曲，交響詩《芬蘭頌》《傳奇》《波希奧拉的女兒》《大洋之女神》《夜騎與日出》《塔皮奧拉》，管絃樂《卡累利亞組曲》《列敏 凱寧傳奇曲四首》（包括《圖翁涅拉的天鵝》）《悲傷圓舞曲》（出自戲劇配樂《庫奧萊瑪》），小提琴協奏曲，戲劇配樂《暴風雨》