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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:29 am    Post subject: 8th December Reply with quote

With all the fuss about the 50th anniversary of Sibelius's death, and then the 90th anniversary of Finnish independence, let's not forget that today, 8th December, is Sibelius's birthday. I for one shall be raising a glass to him later on!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hear Hear!
I have just played 'Song Of The Earth' in tribute. Its been a good year for Sibs music with some great performances, a few of which I have been fortunate enough to attend. I noticed the other day that we now have The Chopin International Airport in Poland, in England, Liverpool has The John Lennon Airport--lets all campaign for Helsinki's Airport to be renamed 'The Jean Sibelius International Airport!--kullervopete.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was away at a conference from Thursday through till Saturday, the 8th, today... with all the travelling, I had completely forgotten...

First of all, to all members... do not hesitate to post announcements of these anniversaries every year, even though it may seem repetitive. It is a useful resource and reminder for those of us who may simply forget... I would have been so upset if I had realized this tomorrow...

Secondly, on a personal note, I travelled 460km by slow Czech trains, it took 8 hours, arriving home at 21:30... to this fantasitic reminder! What a joy.

Vodka for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well here we all are, a year later...

Anyone who cares for a "free post", here's your chance so let's all wish Sibelius a very happy 143rd birthday in 2008!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will most certainly drink to that. In fact I celebrated Sibelius's birthday today by playing Barbirolli's live broadcast of the Fifth Symphony from 1968. My review can be seen on 'Whats that lurking in your Cd player'
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll raise a glass as well Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday, Sibelius!

Thank you for giving the gift of beautiful music to the world.

I'll raise a glass too...whisky for me! Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skål!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be raising a glass of... apple juice...

A very happy birthday to our dear Sibbe!

EDIT: So I played a trombone for the first time today... quite the coincidence, I think. I never thought about trying the big theme from the Seventh symphony, but appropriate nevertheless. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy 144th birthday wishes to Jean Sibelius. My life would be immeasurably poorer without the great gift of his music. Very Happy -kp

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well said!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

¡Feliz cumpleaños, maestro Sibelius!

More celebration drink from Spain!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't listen to any of his music yesterday, nor could I visit this website, but I did write in my blog about it, so it wasn't uncelebrated from me. I'll be sure to listen to some Sibbe tonight, though!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed the other day that we now have The Chopin International Airport in Poland, in England, Liverpool has The John Lennon Airport--lets all campaign for Helsinki's Airport to be renamed 'The Jean Sibelius International Airport!--kullervopete.

Salzburg airport honours Mozart (it would have to be either him or Herbert von Karajan) and Munich airport is named after one of the Strauss clan, so there are precedents!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they are currently renaming Helsinki airport anyway - apparently the old official Helsinki-Vantaa name was confusing people so in future it'll just be 'Helsinki'.

But yeah, I'm all for it, if the right strings can be pulled. Of course Sibelius never flew… but then neither did Chopin or Mozart.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAPPY 149th BIRTHDAY TO JEAN SIBELIUS. No guesses as to what's in my Cd player later. His music will live for ever--kp

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will indeed. And not always in the ways you expect:

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Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is fun! And they play well.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an Harmonica player myself I enjoyed that. Oddly enough I was playing the Andante festivo myself just a couple of evenings ago-kp

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re my earlier post of December 8th, 2007. I see that now during the Sibelius 150, the Sibelius Society of Finland has launched a campaign to rename the Helsinki Airport 'Sibelius International Airport' lets wish them every success Smile kp

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