Sibelius’s landscapes in sound

So many outstanding recordings of his symphonies. Continue reading Sibelius’s landscapes in sound

The painter, the writer, and the peasant

Russian art of the late 19th century portrayed the resilience of country life with affection and nostalgia. Continue reading The painter, the writer, and the peasant

Jean Sibelius: a man of all the seasons

If ever there were a composer of landscape, it was Sibelius, whose symphonies conjure up a realm of icy winds and scurrying clouds, morning mist and rustling leaves – with the occasional magnificent burst of sunshine. Continue reading Jean Sibelius: a man of all the seasons