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Jean Sibelius

Composer Jean Sibelius

Profession: Composer


Why Famous: Valse Triste, Finlandia

Born: December 8, 1865
Birthplace: Tavastehus, Finland
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: September 20, 1957 (aged 91)

Historical Events

  • 1900-07-02 Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia" premieres in Helsinki
  • 1902-03-08 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony, his most popular, by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society
  • 1907-09-25 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premieres
  • 1915-12-08 Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E premieres
  • 1923-02-19 Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony premieres
  • 1924-03-24 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C at the Konsertföreningenin in Stockholm
  • 1931-11-12 Jean Sibelius and Ashton's ballet "Lady of Shalott" premieres in London

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