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News, 12/17/2015

From the virtuosis to virtuosis

Jean Sibelius. Violin Concerto, sketch, September 1902. Photo: National Library of Finland, HUL 0450
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Today Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto is the world’s second most recorded violin concerto after Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.


Jean Sibelius was born 8 December 1865 and after 150 years he still remains the figurehead of Finnish music.

“If there’s one person who is the icon of the Finnish music, it is definitely Sibelius. He was the most famous Finn when alive and will most likely continue to be in the future too”, says Hannu Lintu, the Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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Updated 12/17/2015


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