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Sibelius: 15 facts about the great composer
12. Entertaining friends
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.