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Today his name is used for music composing software, but the Finnish composer Sibelius deserves our attention – not least for his Finlandia and Violin Concerto.
The tone poem Finlandia was the piece that got Sibelius noticed. It was effectively a nationalistic call for Russia to keep its hands off Finland. Sibelius later reworked the central part of the piece into a Finlandia Hymn. The work is today regarded as the country’s unofficial national anthem.
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