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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the 1908 Helsinki postcard (I can stare at such things for hours, given half a chance)… where did you find it?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I too find it an obsorbing picture. I think it just helps to bring to life that period in Finnish history when Sibelius was creating some of the greatest music in Western art and also hunting round for funds to remove that tumour. I must have come across it quite by chance while surfing the net. Interesting to compare it with the Berlin scene.--kp

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Aino Sibelius

Sibelius's abstention from alcohol brought a greater harmony to life at Ainola and to try and improve his financial situation, Sibelius took on a number of pupils including Leevi Madetoja.


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Leevi Madetoja [1887-1947]

Madetoja recalled in later years that the lessons with Sibelius were 'not teaching in the normal sense', they consisted more of comments such as 'no dead notes, unnecessary notes--everything must live'.

In November of 1908, Sibelius completed one of his most glorious and for many years neglected masterpieces, the tone poem 'Nightride and Sunrise' opus 55.





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Part of the score of Nightride and Sunrise.

Sibelius told Karl Ekman that the principle idea of Nightride came to him during a visit to Rome in 1901 were he saw the Colosseum by moonlight.




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The Colosseum in Rome.

This magnificent Tone poem is a journey from darkness into light.




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The first half evokes a nocturnal horse ride through a eerie and shadowy terrain with Tapio clearly lurking in the shadows. We experience the insistent patter of the horses hoofs and Sibelius has a marvelous trochaic rhythm that dominates this section.





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The Sunrise is one of Sibelius's most inspired creations. At its first performance in St Petersburg, Siloti gave a somewhat lacklustre performance and some of the newspapers were not very kind. However Alexander Glazunov who was present at the rehearsal praised the work.--kp

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sibelius was again in Britain for his third trip early in 1909 were he conducted En Saga and Finlandia at Queens Hall. During his stay Sibelius worked on a new String Quartet. On 27th February he saw Debussy conducting his Nocturnes and Afternoon of a Faune.


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Claud Debussy in 1908.

Later Sibelius was invited to the music club were some of his smaller pieces were heard. A dinner was held in his honour, Composer Arnold Bax who was to become one of JS's most enthusiastic admirers, later remarked 'He gave one the notion that he had never laughed in his life, and never could'.



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Sir Arnold Bax.

Sibelius stayed at a house in Gloucester Walk in Kensington which is now marked by a plaque. Here he made progress on the 'Voces Intimae' Quartet. Unfortunatly an amateur pianist next door disturbed him and he moved round the corner to Gordon Place.


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In April Sibelius completed his masterly String Quartet in D minor. Hot on its heels in May, he finished his opus 58 Piano pieces. This set contains some remarkable pieces. No.1 even features bitonality.




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Ilmari Hannikainen [1892-1955]

Finnish pianist Ilmari Hannikainen wrote 'The ten piano pieces opus 58 is my latest discovery. The whole is like a string of pearls in which every pearl glistens brightly'.

Sibelius was once again in severe financial straits, but a Funeral March 'In Memoriam' opus 59 earned him 3000 marks.




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The Spanish Cortege

This picture by Oscar Parviainen which hangs in the Drawing room at Ainola was said to have been inspired by some themes that Sibelius had played in 1906, which he had called a Funeral March.-kp

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In September 1909 Sibelius and his brother-in-law Eero Jarnefelt made a journey to Koli, a mountainous output in Northern Karelia. In this rugged scenery Jarnefelt put brush to canvas and Sibelius took stock of his life and artistic path thus far.


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It was here that Sibelius had the first impulses for his fourth symphony. Jarnefelt painted a picture of the valley with a rainstorm on one side and bright, cold sunshine on the other. Sibelius once confessed that he had also put this into his fourth symphony.


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Eero Jarnefelt

Work continued slowly on the fourth symphony and early in 1910 a short tone poem was completed 'The Dryad'.




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As with the earlier 'The Wood Nymph' Sibelius also evokes an exotic atmosphere in places making use of castanets. The influence of Debussy can also be decerned in this remarkable piece.

In May one of Sibelius's English admirers, Rosa Newmarch visited Ainola and Sibelius took her to see the Imatra Rapids.




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The Imatra Rapids

In the newyear Sibelius tried to make headway with a commision from soprano Aino Ackte for an orchestral song 'The Raven' which she hoped to take with her on a tour of Germany early in 1911. The piece did not materialise, however some of it found its way into the new symphony that was nearing completion.--kp


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great picture of the mountains, but that isn't Koli - nothing like it. Looks like the English Lake District, maybe?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew B wrote:
Great picture of the mountains, but that isn't Koli - nothing like it. Looks like the English Lake District, maybe?


I was looking for a picture that would reveal some of the atmosphere that Sibelius experienced at Koli and was to ignite some of the impulses for his fourth. Of course Jarnefelts painting would have been ideal. I don't know the location of the scene that I chose, but in the context of Sibelius's experience at Koli it seemed to be a suitable choice. Lets face it, no picture is ever going to impart the profound depth of expression that is the fourth symphony of Jean Sibelius and I spent a good deal of time looking for something to do it justice. But has I continue this 'Sibelius, a life in pictures' I'm going to darn well try!.--kp

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, OK, I must have misunderstood. I'm still very much enjoying this thread Smile. I'll try to post a Koli picture in the next few days if I find a good one.

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The Fourth Symphony was premiered in Helsinki on the 3rd of April, 1911 with Sibelius conducting




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The Symphony seems to me to be perhaps the journey of a soul through a twilight landscape.


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Arnold Schoenberg, self portrait [1910]

Sibelius fourth was written around the time of Schoenberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire' and Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' and yet in many aspects it is a more radical work than either of these. Take the Waltz-like motive into the second movement with the flutes. It seems at first to be playful and lighthearted. Erik Tawaststjerna comments that the theme is later 'demonised' and Erkki Salmenhaara has seen the theme as being distorted in the same way as human faces are distorted in Emile Nolde's paintings.



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'Child with large bird' by Emile Nolde [1912]

Another painting that I think has afinities with the world of Sibelius 4 is Edvard Munch's 'The scream'


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The scream by Edvard Munch.

From Munch's diary. I was walking along a path with two friends-the sun was setting-suddenly the sky turned blood red-I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence-there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the City-my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety-and I sensed an infinate scream passing through nature.

Sibelius new that he had written one of his most significant works but as with the 'Suprematism' paintings of Kazimir Malevich and their extreem forms of reduction, Sibelius had paired symphonic form down to the bone and was dangerously close to a situation were there could be no 'next' work.

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Red Cavalry by Kasimir Malevich.

In June the Sibelius's sixth daughter Heidi was born.

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Margareta and Heidi [right]

These two Finns are singing the Kalevala. The Finnish National epic, so beloved of Sibelius. While singing, they swing their bodies backward and forward. Often the singers sit facing each other astride the same benches. It is customary to sing many poetical folk tales in this fashion.--kp


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Sibelius around 1911.

In 1912, Felix Weingartner tried to programme the fourth Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic, but it has been claimed that the orchestra refused to play it. Another possible reason is that the bells had not arrived.




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Felix Weingartner [1863-1942]

Early in 1912, Sibelius had the opportunity to move to Vienna, as Profesor of Composition at the music Academy on the retirement of Robert Fuchs. After some thought he turned it down.



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Monument to Johann Strauss at Stadtpark, Vienna. Sibelius admired the music of Strauss all his life.

In January 1912, Sibelius completed 'Rakastava' for strings, triangle and timpani. He had rewritten this version from the choral work of the same name written in 1894.


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Rakastava.

In july, Sibelius finished three of his finest piano works, the Sonatina's opus 67. The great German pianist Wilhelm Kempff described them as the most genius-like movements in the whole piano literature. Kempff died in 1991 aged 95.



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In September 1912, Sibelius made his fourth visit to Britain, giving the first uk premiere of his fourth Symphony. 'No ordinary music' was the terse reaction of Frederick Delius.




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Frederick Delius.

In that same year, Delius made a prophetic remark: 'Now its Sibelius, and when they are tired of him, they'll boost up Bruckner and Mahler'.

In Birmingham Sibelius shared the concert with Edward Elgar who conducted his 'Music Makers'.--kp



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View of Lake Tuusulan. In the masters day this lake could clearly be seen from Villa Ainola. Nowadays the many trees planted by the Jarnefelts at Suviranta have grown quite large and blocked the view.

In march 1913 Sibelius conducted the first version of his Tone poem 'The Bard' in Helsinki. The final version dates from 1914.
During the summer of 1913 Sibelius composed the masterly 'Luonnotar' [Daughter of nature] It was written for the celebrated soprano Aino Ackte.

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Aino Ackte's old summer house Villa in Helsinki.

The work was premiered at the Gloucester Festival on 10th September and conducted by organist and composer Herbert Brewer who was a prominent figure at the three choirs fest. at Gloucester for many years.

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Sir Herbert Brewer [1865-1928]

Later in 1913 Sibelius was commissioned by American Millionaire Carl Stoeckel to write a new orchestral work for the Norfolk music Festival in the USA. In his first sketches 'The Oceanides' had three movements. The next version was in one movement and in D flat major. Sibelius sent this to Norfolk in the Spring but when he later decided to travel and conduct the Premiere himself, Sibelius made further revisions, changing the key to D major. The D flat major version was to be deposited with Yale University.


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Painting of Sibelius in the robes of an Honorary Doctor of Yale University.

During his time in America Sibelius stayed with his host Carl Stoeckel.

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Carl Stoeckels residence.

Many of the concerts took place at the concert hall in Norfolk known as 'The Shed'.---kp

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'The Shed' Concert Hall, Norfolk USA.

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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful photos, Pete. Keep up the great work with this series!

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done for finding the photo of the manuscript cover page of Rakastava. By the way, this is actually the cover page of the 1911 (rejected) version that Sibelius made shortly before completing the 1912 version you mention. The 1912 version is to be sure a more 'perfect' piece but I think JS was a little bit harsh on himself when he used his green pencil for that remark on the cover: ‘Die Bearbeitung ist nicht gut’ (’The arrangement is not good’).

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sibelius recieved much advocacy in the United States from Olin Downes who was music critic of the Boston Post [1906-1924] and of the New York Times [1924-1955]




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Olin Downes in 1947. He considered Sibelius's 'The Oceanides' to be the finest evocation of the sea ever written.


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Part of the score 'The Oceanides'.

During his stay in America, the Stoeckels asked Sibelius what he would like to see during his visit. Sibelius replied 'Niagara Falls', 'an American Indian' and 'a thunderstorm'.


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Niagara Falls.

This great natural scene had a profound effect on Sibelius and I would suggest also played some part in the masters fifth symphony which was beginning to take shape in his mind.

Sibelius's stay in the United States was perhaps the high spot of his career and he returned back to Europe on the President Grant with plans for further visits and concert tours.

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The s/s President Grant.

Alas many of his plans were to be dashed. During his journey back from America, Sibelius heard of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne on 28th June and this would soon lead to the great war.--kp

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Tanks in action during World War one.

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The war years were a difficult period, as publishing and concert trips abroad became almost impossible.




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However in March 1915 Sibelius went to Gothenburg to give his first public concerts since his return from America.


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Aino Sibelius and daughter Katarina doing school work.

Aino was her daughters teacher until they went to High school in Helsinki.



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Lots of miniatures flowed from Sibelius's pen during 1915 but he continued to work on his fifth symphony which had been taking shape in his mind since 1912.

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Jean and Aino with Margareta, Katarina and Heidi in the Courtyard at Ainola in the Autumn of 1915.






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Sibelius rehearsing the Helsinki orchestra for the premiere of the fifth symphony in its original version. Sibelius worked sometimes until 5 o'clock in the morning on the symphony which was due to be presented on his 50th birthday on 8th December.--kp

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the photo with his signature underneath. I've never seen that one before. You dig up some great images, Pete.

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Thanks friend, looking at the photo of the master composing at his desk in 1915 I think it also expresses a powerful sense of isolation. I know that Sibelius was surrounded by his loving family, but in creating a great piece of music, Sibelius cuts a lonely figure as he attempts to put the scattered pieces of his mosaic together.--kp.

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On 21st April Sibelius had seen 16 swans in flight and as he noted in his diary: 'One of my greatest experiences! Lord God what beauty!...their call the same woodwind type as that of cranes, but without tremolo. The swan-call closer to the trumpet, although there is something of a sarrusophone sound. A low refrain reminiscent of a small child crying. Nature mysticism and lifes angst! the fifth symphonies finale-theme: legato in the trumpets!!


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Sibelius's fiftieth birthday dinner was celebrated in the Porssitalo

Sibelius's 5oth birthday concert was a considerable sucess. The programme was completely new for Helsinki. Sibelius opened with The Oceanides after which Robert Kajanus presented the composer with a ceremonial wreath of Honour. Richard Burgin was the soloist in the two serenades. After the interval came the first performance of the fifth symphony in its original version.



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Following the concert Sibelius recieved hundreds of letters of congratulations. More than 20 paintings from Finnish artists and a Steinway grand piano.

In the spring of 1916 German conductor Oskar Fried directed the fourth symphony at one of his Berlin concerts.




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Oskar Fried [1871-1941]

Not surprisingly the performance recieved scant critical aclaim. Fried was the first conductor to record a Mahler symphony.

In 1912 Austrian novelist and poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal adapted the 15th century English morality play 'Jederman' [Everyman] and in 1916 Sibelius wrote powerful incidental music for it.


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Hugo von Hofmannsthal [1874-1929]



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Jean Ruth and Aino

Sadly Sibelius's sister Linda was confined to a mental hospital but on 23rd June, 1916 she was allowed to spend a couple of days at Ainola.--kp

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In December 1916 Sibelius conducted a revised version of his fifth symphony at Turku, but he was still not satisfied with it.



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Extract from Sibelius's Diary, December, 1915.

Although the war years were dominated with Sibelius's struggles with the fifth symphony he produced some fine miniatures including Mandolinato JS 123 for piano


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Mandolinato

From 1917 also come the wonderful Six Humoresques opus 87 and 89 for violin or cello and orchestra.

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When revolution broke out in Russia in 1917, Finland declared Independence and late in that year Sibelius composed his Finnish Jager March.


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Sibelius in 1918 seems to have lost some weight with all the troubles but he was able to compose the fine Oma Maa [Our own Land]

In 1918 the Finnish Civil war broke out between right wing [White] and left wing [Red forces] on 3rd April German forces came to assist the White army.


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German reinforcements of the Whites in Helsinki during the Civil war.


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Red Officers

The war ended with victory for the government forces and the expulsion of Russian troops. Sibelius's sympathies had been with the Whites.


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General Mannerheims victory parade [1918] kp

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In early 1919 Sibelius completed one of his most moving and neglected works, the Cantata 'Song of the Earth' to a text of Jarl Hemmer


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Jarl Hemmer [1893-1944]

Jordens sang [Song of the earth] opus 93 was composed for the inauguration of Abo Academy, Turku.

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Abo Academy, Turku.

On 24th March Sibelius's great friend and confidant Axel Carpelan passed away. 'For whom shall I compose for now' said Sibelius.
By May the Fifth Smphonies definitive version was finally with the copyist. 'I have struggled with God' remarked the composer.


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Sibelius Symphony No.5, fair copy.

In June 1919 Sibelius and Aino travelled to the Nordic Music Days in Copenhagen. Sibelius scored a great success when he conducted his second symphony at the Odd Fellow Palace.

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Odd Fellow Palace, Copenagen.

Along with friends Stenhammar and Kajanus Sibelius visited the home of the great Danish Symphonist Carl Nielsen.


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In this group picture we see a rather 'dapper' Sibelius [third from left] Robert Kajanus [second left] Wilhelm Stenammar is third from the right and Carl Nielsen second from right.--kp

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