[si-bey-lee-uh s, -beyl-yuh s; Finnish si-bey-lyoo s]
- Jean (Ju·li·us Chris·tian) [zhahn yoo-lyoo s kris-tyahn] /ʒɑn ˈyu lyʊs ˈkrɪs tyɑn/, 1865–1957, Finnish composer.
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Sibelius, the Finn, is a composer with a marked temperament.Ivory Apes and Peacocks
It was with the sanction of a people that Sibelius came to his task.
Too often Sibelius's individuality is cluttered and muffled by that of other men.
Still, the honesty, the grimness and savagery and lack of sensuality, are Sibelius's own.
Few modern composers of eminence are as singularly uneven as Sibelius.
- 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)