Sibelius at large

Me and My Sibelius

A new feature in which distinguished Sibelius interpreters give an insight into their experiences and attitudes to Sibelius and his music.

The first featured performer is the violinist, composer and conductor Jaakko Kuusisto.

 


 

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See the 1927/1945 Aho & Soldan film ‘Sibelius at Home’ here.

 


Sibelius all over the world – statues, memorials, road names…

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Sibelius Road, Hull, England (photo: Paul Harraway)

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The Sibelius monument in Korpo, Finland (2006)

Marienstraße 4, Berlin: the first of Sibelius's three residences during his study year in Berlin (1889–90). Photo: Anjali Dhar
Marienstraße 4, Berlin: the first of Sibelius’s three residences during his study year in Berlin (1889–90). Photo: Anjali Dhar

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Plaque at Marienstraße 4, Berlin. Photo: Anjali Dhar

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‘The composer Jean Sibelius, great son of the Finnish people, lived here in 1890–91. “Vienna is a place that is very much to my taste. Everything is so friendly and big, bright and clear. The air here is driving me crazy. Waltzes are spinning in my head – and all of them sound as if Schubert had written them.” (Sibelius, October 1890)’
Photo: Anjali Dhar

Many of Sibelius’s former Helsinki residences have been redeveloped. He lived here – Kalevankatu 45 (formerly Wladimirinkatu) – from the autumn of 1892 until the spring of 1893; his first daighter Eva was born here. Since Sibelius’s time two extra storeys have been added. Photo: Anjali Dhar
Many of Sibelius’s former Helsinki residences have been redeveloped. He lived here – Kalevankatu 45 (formerly Wladimirinkatu) – from the autumn of 1892 until the spring of 1893; it was his first proper home after his marriage to Aino Järnefelt, and his first daughter Eva was born here. Since Sibelius’s time two extra storeys have been added. Photo: Anjali Dhar

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‘Medicine och kirurgie doktorn Christian Gustaf Sibelius *10/12-1821 †31/7/1868’,
The composer’s father’s grave, in Hämeenlinna.
Photo: Anjali Dhar

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The house in Gloucester Walk, London, where Sibelius worked on his ‘Voces intimae’ string quartet in 1909. (Photo: © Paul Greenwood)

One thought on “Sibelius at large

  1. thanks for your work !
    Sibelius is one of my favotrite composers . with Brahms Beethoven Schumann and Mahler.
    I m french but I love deeply Germany Austria and Finland. I will travel in Austria in august , (especially for Mahler …and also Sibelius in Vienna)
    I ll go in few years in Finland for Sibelius (… and Ainola of course..)
    is it also possible to visit the grandmother’s house where he was living (after his father died…) ?
    I m glad to discover your site ! it s wonderful. thanks again !
    Guy

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