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Sibelius, Jean

Syllabification: Si·be·li·us, Jean
Pronunciation: /siˈbālēəs
 
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Definition of Sibelius, Jean in English:

( 1865–1957), Finnish composer; born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius. His affinity for his country’s landscape and legends, especially the epic Kalevala, is expressed in a series of symphonic poems including The Swan of Tuonela (1893), Finlandia (1899), and Tapiola (1925).

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