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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.
More than 20 years before he died, Sibelius had earned enough money to live comfortably and stopped composing altogether. He retired to enjoy the adulation of his fellow countrymen and enjoyed going for long walks in the forests, entertaining friends, and indulging himself in his favourite cigars and beer. He's seen here pictured with the English conductor, Sir Malcom Sargent.
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