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Jean Sibelius

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Finlandia, Op. 26

Finlandia is probably one of the most widely known of all of the works by Jean Sibelius.  The original music was part of a larger work, written to accompany a series of tableaux illustrating Finland’s history.  The great patriotic finale Finland awakes deeply spoke to Finnish nationalism and was in great demand to be performed as a separate concert piece.  In the following year, Sibelius revised Finland awakes and renamed it Finlandia.