Finnish Romantic composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is for many people the very definition of his native land. This is fitting, since he was in the forefront of the nationalist movement in Finland, which took place as similar events did in Russian and elsewhere. German and Russian oppressors sought to ban the playing of his works to avoid inflaming patriotism. While he wrote a variety of works, including several symphonies, he may be most remembered for The Swan of Tuonela and his "love song" for his nation, Finlandia.

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Classic Cat: Sibelius
Directory of mp3s on the internet that have been made available by their performing artists.
Classical Archives: Jean Sibelius
Biography, complete files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Jean Sibelius 1865-1957
An extensively illustrated account of the composer's life divided into chapters on individual pages from the Sibelius Museum.
Naxos: Sibelius, Jean
Brief biography and caricature with summaries of stage works and orchestral and chamber music with recommended recordings.
Sibelius, Jean (1865 - 1957), Finland
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.

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