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Jean  Sibelius

Born: December 8th, 1865
Died: September 20th, 1957
Country of origin: Finland
Upcoming :
Conductor: Yury Ilinov
2020-05-31 | Gera (Germany), Theater, Großes Haus — 14:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Orchestra: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2020-06-26 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Tonhalle — 20:00
8 December 1865
Born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius in Hämeenlinna (Finland)
1866
First piano lessons
1880
Violin lessons and first composition attempts
1885 - 1889
Studies music at the Helsinki Music Institute (today: Sibelius Academy): violin with Mitrofan Wasiljeff and music theory, harmony and counterpoint with Martin Wegelius
1886
Changes his first name to Jean
1888
Is supported by Ferruccio Busoni who becomes piano teacher at the Institute and encourages Sibelius to expand his composition activities
1889 - 1890
Studies with Albert Becker (counterpoint) at the Faculty of the Berlin Akademie der Künste
1890 - 1891
Studies with Robert Fuchs and Karl Goldmark at the Vienna Conservatoire
1892 - 1901
Teaches music theory and violin playing at the Helsinki Music Institute and at the Orchestra School of Robert Kajanus
1892
Marries Aino Järnefelt
1893
World premiere of the symphonic poem En Saga in Helsinki
1896
World premiere of the "Lemminkäinen Suite" in Helsinki
1897
Sibelius receives a life pension from the Finnish government which makes him financially independent.
1899
World premiere of Symphony No. 1 in E minor Op. 39 in Helsinki
1900
His daughter Kirsti dies of typhus. World premiere of the symphonic poem Finlandia Op. 26 in Helsinki Robert Kajanus' orchestra tour of Germany and France with works by Sibelius helps the composer to make his international breakthrough. Sibelius moves to Berlin for several months.
1902
World premiere of Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 43 in Helsinki
1903
Meets the publisher Robert Lienau
1904
World premiere of the Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47 and of Valse triste, Op. 44 in Helsinki Moves to Järvenpää near Helsinki
1905
Successful concert tour in England World premiere of the incidental music of Pelléas et Mélisande in Helsinki Concludes author-publisher agreement with Robert Lienau in Berlin
1906
World premiere of the symphonic fantasy Pohjola's Daughter in Sankt Petersburg
1907
World premiere of Symphony No. 3 in C major Op. 52 in Helsinki
1908
World premiere of the Svanehvit Suite in Helsinki
1909
Tour of Great Britain with his own works World premiere of the string quartet Voces intimae and of the symphonic poem Night Ride and Sunrise Op. 55 in Sankt Petersburg
1911
World premiere of Symphony No. 4 in A minor Op. 63 in Helsinki
1914
Successful concert tour to New York including the world premiere of the symphonic poem The Oceanides at the Norfolk Music Festival Receives an honorary doctorate from the universities of Yale and Helsinki
1915
World premiere of Symphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82 in Helsinki
1923
World premiere of Symphony No. 6 in D minor Op. 104 in Helsinki
1924
World premiere of Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op. 105 in Stockholm
1925
Receives pension from the State of Finland World premiere of the symphonic poem Tapiola Op. 112
1929
Reduces his work as a composer Honorary member of the Londoner Royal Philharmonic Society
1941
Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1945
Sibelius destroys the manuscripts of his Eighth Symphony after having worked on it for many years.
1957
Dies in Järvenpää on 20 September
Conductor: Yury Ilinov
2020-05-31 | Gera (Germany), Theater, Großes Haus — 14:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Orchestra: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2020-06-26 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Tonhalle — 20:00
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Orchestra: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2020-06-28 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Tonhalle — 11:00
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Orchestra: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2020-06-29 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Tonhalle — 20:00
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2020-09-11 | Luzern (Switzerland), KKL
Conductor: Mirga Gražinyte˙ -Tyla
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2020-09-21 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican — 19.30
Conductor: Elim Chan
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
2020-11-12 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Festival Hall — 19.30
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
2021-03-13 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican — 15.00

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  1. String Quartet D minor

    String Quartet D minor

    Voces intimae
    Download Edition
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 56
    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 294 Q12473
    €11.99  *
  2. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D minor

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D minor

    Download Edition
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 47
    Instrumentation : violin and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 770 Q12482
    €11.99  *
  3. String Quartet D minor

    String Quartet D minor

    Voces intimae
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 56
    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 294
    €14.50  *
  4. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D minor

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D minor

    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 47
    Instrumentation : violin and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 770
    €19.50  *
  5. Andante Festivo

    Andante Festivo

    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    Editor : Ekman, Karl
    Instrumentation : string orchestra and percussion ad libitum
    Edition : vocal/piano score
    Order No. : F 102188
    €10.50  *
  6. Six Pieces

    Six Pieces

    4. Berger et Bergerette
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 94
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : F 102212
    €8.95  *

    Out of stock

  7. Six Pieces

    Six Pieces

    3. Sonnet
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 94
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : F 102220
    €8.95  *
  8. Three Piano Pieces

    Three Piano Pieces

    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : F 102386
    €13.50  *
  9. Florestan

    Florestan

    Suite
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : F 102495
    €20.50  *
  10. Eight Little Pieces

    Eight Little Pieces

    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 99
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : F 102617
    €19.95  *

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Works
Chronology
8 December 1865
Born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius in Hämeenlinna (Finland)
1866
First piano lessons
1880
Violin lessons and first composition attempts
1885 - 1889
Studies music at the Helsinki Music Institute (today: Sibelius Academy): violin with Mitrofan Wasiljeff and music theory, harmony and counterpoint with Martin Wegelius
1886
Changes his first name to Jean
1888
Is supported by Ferruccio Busoni who becomes piano teacher at the Institute and encourages Sibelius to expand his composition activities
1889 - 1890
Studies with Albert Becker (counterpoint) at the Faculty of the Berlin Akademie der Künste
1890 - 1891
Studies with Robert Fuchs and Karl Goldmark at the Vienna Conservatoire
1892 - 1901
Teaches music theory and violin playing at the Helsinki Music Institute and at the Orchestra School of Robert Kajanus
1892
Marries Aino Järnefelt
1893
World premiere of the symphonic poem En Saga in Helsinki
1896
World premiere of the "Lemminkäinen Suite" in Helsinki
1897
Sibelius receives a life pension from the Finnish government which makes him financially independent.
1899
World premiere of Symphony No. 1 in E minor Op. 39 in Helsinki
1900
His daughter Kirsti dies of typhus. World premiere of the symphonic poem Finlandia Op. 26 in Helsinki Robert Kajanus' orchestra tour of Germany and France with works by Sibelius helps the composer to make his international breakthrough. Sibelius moves to Berlin for several months.
1902
World premiere of Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 43 in Helsinki
1903
Meets the publisher Robert Lienau
1904
World premiere of the Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47 and of Valse triste, Op. 44 in Helsinki Moves to Järvenpää near Helsinki
1905
Successful concert tour in England World premiere of the incidental music of Pelléas et Mélisande in Helsinki Concludes author-publisher agreement with Robert Lienau in Berlin
1906
World premiere of the symphonic fantasy Pohjola's Daughter in Sankt Petersburg
1907
World premiere of Symphony No. 3 in C major Op. 52 in Helsinki
1908
World premiere of the Svanehvit Suite in Helsinki
1909
Tour of Great Britain with his own works World premiere of the string quartet Voces intimae and of the symphonic poem Night Ride and Sunrise Op. 55 in Sankt Petersburg
1911
World premiere of Symphony No. 4 in A minor Op. 63 in Helsinki
1914
Successful concert tour to New York including the world premiere of the symphonic poem The Oceanides at the Norfolk Music Festival Receives an honorary doctorate from the universities of Yale and Helsinki
1915
World premiere of Symphony No. 5 in E flat major Op. 82 in Helsinki
1923
World premiere of Symphony No. 6 in D minor Op. 104 in Helsinki
1924
World premiere of Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op. 105 in Stockholm
1925
Receives pension from the State of Finland World premiere of the symphonic poem Tapiola Op. 112
1929
Reduces his work as a composer Honorary member of the Londoner Royal Philharmonic Society
1941
Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1945
Sibelius destroys the manuscripts of his Eighth Symphony after having worked on it for many years.
1957
Dies in Järvenpää on 20 September
Performances
Conductor: Yury Ilinov
2020-05-31 | Gera (Germany), Theater, Großes Haus — 14:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Orchestra: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2020-06-26 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Tonhalle — 20:00
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Orchestra: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2020-06-28 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Tonhalle — 11:00
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Orchestra: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
2020-06-29 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Tonhalle — 20:00
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2020-09-11 | Luzern (Switzerland), KKL
Conductor: Mirga Gražinyte˙ -Tyla
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2020-09-21 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican — 19.30
Conductor: Elim Chan
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
2020-11-12 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Festival Hall — 19.30
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
2021-03-13 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican — 15.00
Products

per page
  1. String Quartet D minor

    String Quartet D minor

    Voces intimae
    Download Edition
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 56
    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 294 Q12473
    €11.99  *
  2. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D minor

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D minor

    Download Edition
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 47
    Instrumentation : violin and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 770 Q12482
    €11.99  *
  3. String Quartet D minor

    String Quartet D minor

    Voces intimae
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 56
    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 294
    €14.50  *
  4. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D minor

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D minor

    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 47
    Instrumentation : violin and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 770
    €19.50  *
  5. Andante Festivo

    Andante Festivo

    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    Editor : Ekman, Karl
    Instrumentation : string orchestra and percussion ad libitum
    Edition : vocal/piano score
    Order No. : F 102188
    €10.50  *
  6. Six Pieces

    Six Pieces

    4. Berger et Bergerette
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 94
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : F 102212
    €8.95  *

    Out of stock

  7. Six Pieces

    Six Pieces

    3. Sonnet
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 94
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : F 102220
    €8.95  *
  8. Three Piano Pieces

    Three Piano Pieces

    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : F 102386
    €13.50  *
  9. Florestan

    Florestan

    Suite
    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : F 102495
    €20.50  *
  10. Eight Little Pieces

    Eight Little Pieces

    Composer : Sibelius, Jean
    op. 99
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Order No. : F 102617
    €19.95  *

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