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Sibelius

[si-bey-lee-uh s, -beyl-yuh s; Finnish si-bey-lyoo s] /sɪˈbeɪ li əs, -ˈbeɪl yəs; Finnish sɪˈbeɪ lyʊs/
noun
1.
Jean (Julius Christian)
[zhahn yoo-lyoo s kris-tyahn] /ʒɑn ˈyu lyʊs ˈkrɪs tyɑn/ (Show IPA),
1865–1957, Finnish composer.
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  • Sibelius, the Finn, is a composer with a marked temperament.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • It was with the sanction of a people that Sibelius came to his task.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • But, in the presence of Sibelius, they seem only too evidently men of a gentler, later generation.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • Few modern composers of eminence are as singularly uneven as Sibelius.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • The test piece for the examination was the "Valse Triste" by Sibelius, and she set to work at once to wrestle with it.

  • Too often Sibelius's individuality is cluttered and muffled by that of other men.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • It is possible that Sibelius will create another work similarly naked and intense.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • Still, the honesty, the grimness and savagery and lack of sensuality, are Sibelius's own.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • But Sibelius has written music that seems to come as the very answer to the call, and to be the North indeed.

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  • We talked about Sibelius for awhile, before I left to go out into the stinking rest of the ship.

    Let'em Breathe Space Lester del Rey
British Dictionary definitions for Sibelius

Sibelius

/sɪˈbeɪlɪəs/
noun
1.
Jean (ʒan). 1865–1957, Finnish composer, noted for his seven symphonies, his symphonic poems, such as Finlandia (1900) and Tapiola (1925), and his violin concerto (1905)
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