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Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)

Jean Sibelius was born on December 8, 1865 in Hämeenlinna, Finland as Johan Julius Christian Sibelius. He was married to Aino Sibelius. He died on September 20, 1957 in Järvenpää, Finland. See full bio »

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Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2 Soundtrack
(1990)
Kinsey
Kinsey Soundtrack
(2004)
The Awakening
The Awakening Soundtrack
(2011)
45 Years
45 Years Soundtrack
(2015)

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  The Walking Dead (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Go Getters (2016) ... (arranger: "Finlandia, Op. 26" - uncredited) / (writer: "Finlandia, Op. 26" - uncredited)
 2015 Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony (TV Movie) (writer: "Symphony No. 5")
 2015 En équilibre (writer: "Valse triste, opus 44")
 2015 45 Years (writer: "Romance in D Flat")
 2015 Blood Reunion 2: Madeline (writer: "Valse Triste" - uncredited)
 2014 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Opening Night (2014) ... (writer: "Violin Concerto in D Minor: I. Allegro Moderato" - uncredited)
- Mozart with the Bacon (2014) ... (writer: "Violin Concerto in D Minor I. Allegro Moderato" - uncredited)
 2014 Grace of Monaco (writer: "Valse Triste, Op. 44")
 2013 Half of a Yellow Sun (writer: "Finlandia")
 2013 Kekkonen tulee! (writer: "Finlandia-hymni", "Finlandia Op. 26")
 2013 Jäniksenä Varkaudessa (Documentary) (writer: "Karelia Suite / Overture")
 2012 Itsenäisyyspäivän vastaanotto (TV Movie) (writer: "Jääkärimarssi")
 2012 Suomen Marsalkka (writer: "Finlandia")
 2012 Life Is No Joke (Short) (writer: "Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7")
 2012 Tie pohjoiseen (writer: "Piano quintet in G-minor: Grave-Allegro & Moderato Vivace")
 2012 BBC Proms (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Prom 5: Strauss, Saariaho & Sibelius (2012) ... (music: "Symphony No. 7 in C major")
 2012/I No (writer: "Valse triste, Op. 44 No. 1")
 2012 Dead Season (writer: "Valse Triste")
 2012 Eröffnung der Wiener Festwochen 2012 - Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 (TV Movie) (writer: "Violin Concerto in D minor")
 2012 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.1 (2012) ... (writer: "Finlandia opus 26")
 2011 Tarja Turunen & Harus: In Concert - Live at Sibelius Hall (Video) (music: "En etsi valtaa loistoa")
 2011 Simon och ekarna (writer: "Violin Concerto op. 47 in D minor Op. 47")
 2011/I The Awakening (writer: "Finlandia Hymn - Be Still My Soul")
 2011 Torilla tavataan - MM-kultajuhlat (TV Movie) (writer: "Finlandia")
 2011 The Mentalist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rhapsody in Red (2011) ... (writer: "Karelia Suite")
 2010 Temporária (Video) (writer: "Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49")
 2010 Oneira se alli glossa (Documentary) (writer: "The Swan of Tuonela")
 2010 Lamastalgia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Me ollaan sankareita kaikki - lamasta uuteen nousuun (2010) ... (writer: "Finlandia")
 2010 Into Eternity: A Film for the Future (Documentary) (writer: "Valse Triste Op. 44, No. 1")
 2009 Joulukuusivarkaat (TV Movie) (writer: "En etsi valtaa loistoa")
 2009 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Coming to Homerica (2009) ... (music: "Finlandia opus 26")
 2009 Maata meren alla (writer: "Viulukonsertto d-molli, op. 47 osa 3")
 2008 Bis zum letzten Moment (Documentary) (writer: "Violin Concerto in d-minor op. 47")
 2008 Il divo - La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (writer: "Pohjola's Daughter op. 49", "Violin Concerto in D Minor op. 47, "Symphony No. 2 in D Major op. 43" - as J. Sibelius)
 2008 Käsky (writer: "Jääkärimarssi")
 2007 Itsenäisyyspäivän juhlakonsertti (TV Movie) (writer: "Demanten pa marssnön, op.36/6", "Lastu Lainiahilla, op.17/7")
 2007 Isänmaa - Suomalaisen sisun sankaritarinoita (Video) ("Finlandia")
 2007 Slacker Uprising (Documentary) (writer: "Finlandia")
 2006 Lady Chatterley (writer: "Valse triste, Op.44")
 2006 Oi, maamme Suomi (Video) ("Finlandia")
 2006 Sibelius - Finlandia (Video) (writer: "Finlandia Op.26", "Symphony No. 1 In E Minor, Op.39", "Valse Triste Op. 44 No. 1 From 'Kuolema'", "Alla Marcia From 'Karelia Suite'", "Musette From 'King Christian II Suite'")
 2006 Matka suomalaiseen elokuvaan (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Alkumusiikki, Valse Trieste, Op 44/1")
 2005 Concert extraordinar de Craciun: Tarja Turunen (TV Movie) (writer: "Jo joutuu ilta", "En etsi valtaa loistoa")
 2005 Unknown White Male (Documentary) (writer: "Valse Triste")
 2004 Hamina Tattoo (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Jääkärin morsian" - as J. Sibelius )
 2004 Kinsey (writer: "Violin Concerto in D Minor, Opus 47 Allegro Moderato")
 2004 Sininen laulu - Suomen taiteiden tarina (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Osa IV Täyttyneiden toiveiden maa 1935-1939 (2004) ... (writer: "Konsertto viululle ja orkesterille d-molli op.47. Allegro moderato")
- Osa I Tällaisia me olemme 1900-1920 (2004) ... (writer: "VIULUKONSERTTO d-molli Op. 47 Allegro moderato", "METSÄNHALTIJA Op. 15, balladi orkesterille", "SINFONIA n:o 4 a-molli op. 63", "KULLERVO-SINFONIA op. 7", "KUNINGAS KRISTIAN II sarja orkesterille", "MYRSKY, sarja orkesterille n:o 1 op. 109 / 2")
 2003 Heung joh chow heung yau chow (writer: "VIOLIN CONCERTO OP. 47")
 2001 Kahakka (TV Movie) (writer: "Valse triste, Op. 44")
 2001 Aleksis Kiven elämä (writer: "Sydämeni laulu")
 2000 Dark Angel (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blah Blah Woof Woof (2000) ... ("Valse Triste", uncredited)
 2000 Staffan Snellin suojelusenkeli (TV Movie) (writer: "Valse Triste")
 2000 Paragraph 175 (Documentary) (writer: "Symphony No. 5")
 1999 Tanssi perhoseni tanssi (TV Movie) ("Kuusi op. 75/5")
 1998 DR-Derude (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- DR-Derude på Svalbard - Part 3 (1998) ... (writer: "Symphony no. 1", "Karelia-Suite" - as Sibelius)
- DR-Derude på Svalbard - Part 2 (1998) ... (writer: "Symphony no. 1", "Karelia-Suite" - as Sibelius)
- DR-Derude på Svalbard - Part 1 (1998) ... (writer: "Symphony no. 1", "Karelia-Suite" - as Sibelius)
 1998 Jean Sibelius: Sinfonia 1 (Short) (writer: "Symphony no. 1 in e minor op. 39")
 1995 Gott om pojkar - ont om män? (Documentary) ("Ur violinkonsert i D-moll")
 1995 Kultajuhlat (TV Movie) (writer: "Finlandia" - uncredited)
 1994 Hyvät herrat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Osa 152: Varjovastaanotto (1994) ... (writer: "Finlandia")
 1994 Radioland Murders (writer: "Valse Triste")
 1994 The Making of 'True Lies' (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Finlandia")
 1994 Total Balalaika Show (Documentary) (writer: "Finlandia")
 1993 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (writer: "Andantino from Sonatine for Piano in E Major", Op. 67 No. 2)
 1993 Kiimaiset poliisit (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (writer: "Jääkärimarssi")
 1993 1939 (Documentary) (writer: "Jääkärimarssi", "Sydämeni laulu")
 1993 Virtaset ja Kekkonen (writer: "Vapaamuurarien rituaalimusiikkia, X osa Marche funèbre")
 1992 Matias Keskisen kuviteltu elämä (Documentary) (writer: "Sinfonia nro 1 e-molli op. 39, II osaa Andante (ma non troppo) ja III osaa Scherzo. Allegro", "Sinfonia nro 7 C-duuri op. 105", "Sinfonia nro 2 D-duuri op. 43, IV osaa Finale. Allegro moderato")
 1992 Viimeinen kesä (Documentary) (writer: "Jääkärimarssi")
 1991 Vääpeli Körmy ja vetenalaiset vehkeet (writer: "Laulu ristilukista")
 1990 Kiljusen herrasväen uudet seikkailut (music: "Finlandia")
 1990 Die Hard 2 (writer: "FINLANDIA")
 1989-1990 Bordertown (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Convoy (1990) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 3 in C. Op. 52")
- Over the Line (1989) ... (writer: "Theme")
 1989 Talvisota (writer: "Jääkärimarssi")
 1989 Queen of Hearts (music: "Finlandia" - uncredited)
 1989 Herääminen (TV Movie) (writer: "Valse Triste")
 1988 Lumberjacking (writer: "Jääkärimarssi")
 1988 Jean Sibelius: Symphonie No. 2 D-dur (TV Movie) (music: "Symphony No. 2 in D Major")
 1987 Uuno Turhapuro - kaksoisagentti ("Finlandia")
 1987 The Fourth Protocol (writer: "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47" - uncredited)
 1986 13. artikla (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Finlandia")
 1985 Yuki no dansho - jonetsu (music: "Alla marcia")
 1985 Tuntematon sotilas ("Jääkärin marssi")
 1984 Makiba no shôjo Katori (TV Series) (music: "Finlandia")
 1983 Frida Still Life (writer: "Tuonelan joutsen (The Swan of Tuonela)")
 1982 Arvottomat (writer: "Finlandia" - uncredited)
 1982 Kolmetoista mehiläistä (TV Movie) (writer: "Sinfonia No:2 D-Duuri")
 1981 Fänrik Ståls sägner (TV Movie) (writer: "Finlandia")
 1981 Matkalla (Short) (writer: "Jääkärinmarssi" - uncredited)
 1980 Täältä tullaan, elämä! (writer: "Soi kunniaksi luojan")
 1980 Making 'The Shining' (TV Short documentary) (writer: "Valse Triste")
 1978 Suomalaisen musiikin maaperä (Documentary) (writer: "Finlandia, op. 26", "Symphony No. 5 in E flat, Op. 82")
 1977 MTV: n juhlakonsertti (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Karelia-sarja: Intermezzo", "Karelia-sarja: Alla Marcia")
 1977 First Love (writer: "Karelia Suite, Op. 11")
 1976 Doverie (writer: "Finlandia")
 1976 Allegro non troppo (writer: "Valse Triste")
 1974 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. Neutron (1974) ... (writer: "Finlandia" - uncredited)
 1972 Salomè (writer: "Valse Triste")
 1972 Hvitträsk - talo metsässä (Documentary short) (writer: "Kullervo")
 1970 Rote Sonne (writer: "Intermezzo (from Karelia Suite, Op. 11)" - uncredited)
 1970 A Horse Called Nijinsky (Documentary) (music: "Extracts")
 1968 Casa di bambola (TV Movie) (writer: "Der Schwan von Tuonela, op. 22 Nr. 3" - uncredited)
 1968 Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! (music: "Finlandia" - uncredited)
 1965 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- A Tribute to Sibelius (1965) ... (music: "Violin Concerto", "Finlandia", "Symphony No. 2 (excerpts)")
 1964 The Meeting (Short) (writer: "Symphony no.4" - uncredited)
 1961 Jean Sibelius kodissaan (Documentary short) (writer: "4. sinfonia")
 1957 The Sky at Night (TV Series documentary) ("At the Castle Gate")
 1956 This Week (TV Series) (writer: "Intermezzo from The Karelia Suite")
 1956 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.41 (1956) ... (music: "Finlandia" - uncredited)
 1955 Piesni nad Wisla (music: "Valse triste")
 1955 Tuntematon sotilas ("Finlandia")
 1955 Joka ottaa tykönsä lapsen (Documentary short) (writer: "Rondoletto")
 1954 Time of Desire (music: "Symphony No.1" - uncredited)
 1953 Tyttö kuunsillalta (writer: "Finlandia")
 1953 Ambiciosa (writer: "Vals Triste" - as Sibelius)
 1951 Aila, Pohjolan tytär (writer: "Concert series Stormen (The Tempest), opus 109", "Prelude, Berceuse, Humoresque, Prelude and Miranda", "The tone poem Barden (The Bard), opus 64", "The tone poem En Saga, opus 9", "4 legends from the Lemminkäinen suite, opus 22", "Symphonic fantasia Pohjolan Tytär (Pohjola's daughter), opus 49")
 1951 Näin syntyi nykypäivä... 1900-1950 (Documentary) (writer: "Finlandia")
 1948 Sunnuntaikävely (Documentary short) (writer: "Finlandia")
 1946 'Minä elän' (writer: "Sydämeni laulu")
 1945 Jean Sibelius (Documentary short) (writer: "Impromptu op. 5 nro 5", "Voces intimae", "Scaramouche", "2. sinfonia", "Finlandia")
 1945 Battle for Music (music: "Symphony No. 2" - uncredited)
 1945 Lapin tuho (Documentary short) (writer: "Finlandia")
 1944 Tragedien i Torneå dalen (Documentary short) (writer: "Finlandia")
 1942 Puolustusvoimain katsaus 49 (Documentary short) (writer: "Finlandia" - uncredited)
 1941 Pakkorajalta Syvärille (Documentary) (writer: "Lemminkäisen paluu kotitienoille", "Sinfonia nro 5 Es-duuri, opus 82", "Karelia-sarja, opus 11, osa Intermezzo", "Karelia-sarja, opus 11, osa Alla marcia", "Andante festivo")
 1941 Tasavallan presidentti puhuu 26.6.1941 (Short) (writer: "Finlandia")
 1941 Puolustusvoimain katsaus 2 (Documentary short) (writer: "Karelia-sarja" - uncredited)
 1941 Puolustusvoimain katsaus 8 (Documentary short) (writer: "Sibeliuksen 1. sinfonia" - uncredited)
 1940 Unelma karjamajalla (writer: "Ristilukki")
 1940 Puolustusvoimain katsaus 10 (Documentary short) (writer: "Historiallisia kuvia" - uncredited)
 1939 Isoviha (writer: "Finlandia")
 1939 The First Days (Documentary short) (music: "Symphony No. 2 " - uncredited)
 1939 The Unquiet Spirit (TV Movie) (music: "Musical Selections")
 1939 Helmikuun manifesti (writer: "Jääkärimarssi")
 1939 The Tempest (TV Movie) (music: "The Tempest: Incidental Music, Op. 109" 1926)
 1938 The White Chateau (TV Movie) (music: "Symphony No. 2") / (writer: "Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43")
 1938 The Ascent of F6 (TV Movie) (writer: "Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 39")
 1938 Soldier's Bride (writer: "Jääkärimarssi")
 1936 På solsidan (music: "Pelleas et Melisande" - uncredited)
 1935 Schwarze Rosen (music: "Finlandia" - uncredited)
 1934 Death Takes a Holiday (music: "Valse Triste" (1903) - uncredited)
 1932 Svarta rosor (writer: "Sång, röst, piano, op. 36. Svarta rosor")
 1931 One Night (music: "Aténarnes sång, Op.31" - uncredited)
 1931 Jääkärin morsian (writer: "Ateenalaisten laulu")
 1931 Sano se suomeksi (writer: "Ristilukki")
 1930 Kajastus (writer: "Valse lyrique", "Autrefois", "Prelude")
 1929 Juhla meren rannalla (writer: "Valse lyrique")
 1927 The Jazz Singer (music: "Pélleas och Mélisande: Mélisande" (1905) - uncredited)
 1920 Leaves From Satan's Book (writer: "Finlandia Op.26" (1898) - uncredited)
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Composer: pieces inspired by the Kalevala. See more »

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Send me cigars. They are my food. See more »

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He was greatly inspired by Finnish national poems and legends, especially the "Kalevala" and the epic poem "Kullervo", both of which he drew from in his musical compositions. See more »

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