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The Sibelius Symphonies are a group of symphonies composed by renowned Finnish music composer, Jean Sibelius. There are seven symphonies in total, ranging from Symphony No. 1 to Symphony No. 6. These are works regarded as some of the finest musical compositions today, and are politically significant since they were important in forming a national identity for Finland and the Finnish people. This music is not only beautiful in its own right, but is historically significant as well. So buy Sibelius Symphonies tickets to catch it live.
Jean Sibelius was born in 1865 and passed away in 1957. The Finnish composer's music dominated much of the late Romantic period in the Scandinavian countries. His best known work is the set of Sibelius Symphonies. Much like the legendary Beethoven, Jean Sibelius used each of his works to further develop his style of composition. It is thus no surprise that his compositions are still regularly performed and recorded today by leading orchestra companies.
Jean Sibelius is also known for his other compositions, including the Karelia Suite, Finlandia, the Violin Concerto in D minor, Valse triste, Kullervo and The Swan of Tuonela, which makes up the Lemminkainen Suite. He also composed pieces inspired by the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic, as well as a hundred odd songs for the piano. He also wrote music for thirteen plays, an opera titled Jungfrun I tornet or The Maiden in the Tower in English. He also published twenty one pieces of choral music, as well as a number of chamber music pieces and Masonic ritual music.
Jean Sibelius would continue composing music until the mid twenties. His last large scale pieces including the Seventh Symphony premiered in 1924, The Tempest premiered in 1926, and Tapiola, a tone poem, premiered in 1926. He did not, however, stop composing and would continue working. He also composed Masonic music during this time and edited some of his earlier works. His fame and renown is widespread even today, shown by the fact that the Finnish 100 mark bill featured his image until 2002, when Finland adopted the Euro currency. In 2011, Finland also introduced the Day of Finnish Music on 8 December, the date of his birth, celebrating a Flag Day in his honor.
Sibelius's music has also massively influenced other composers and music in general. He was particularly influential in Nordic and English-speaking countries. His pupils included the likes of Leevi Madetoja. In the UK, Arnold Bax and Vaughan Williams both dedicated their symphonies to Jean Sibelius. Similarly, his Tapiola composition greatly influenced Arnold Bax's Sixth Symphony and Moeran's Symphony in G Minor.
A similar influence is also seen in William Walton's First Symphony, which has similar compositional procedures. These compositions were written around the thirties, a time during which Sibelius's music was very popular in many parts of the world. Indeed, conductors like Barbirolli and Beecham championed his works, playing them in the concert hall and converting them into recordings.
Some, such as Constant Lambert, have even gone so far as to state that Sibelius was 'the first great composer since Beethoven whose mind thinks naturally in terms of symphonic form'.
Others, such as Granville Bantock, an English composer to whom Sibelius dedicated his Third Symphony, also championed his works and became the Bantock Society's first president in 1946. Amongst more recent composers, the likes of Arthur Butterworth, Malcolm Arnold and Robert Simpson have been influenced and inspired by the works of Jean Sibelius, a composer whose incredible symphonies deserve to be heard live. You can easily do that after buying Sibelius Symphonies tickets.