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Jean Sibelius

Composer (8-Dec-1865 — 20-Sep-1957)


Elliott Arnold. Finlandia: The Story of Sibelius. Holt. 1950. 247pp.

Andrew Barnett. Sibelius. Yale University Press. 2007. 445pp.

Fred Blum. Jean Sibelius: An International Bibliography on the Occasion of the Centennial Celebrations, 1965. Information Service. 1965. 114pp.

Glenda Dawn Goss. Jean Sibelius: A Guide to Research. Routledge. 1998. 298pp.

Daniel M. Grimley (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Sibelius. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 273pp.

Timothy L. Jackson; Veijo Murtomäki (editors). Sibelius Studies. Cambridge University Press. 2001. 397pp.

Harold Edgar Johnson. Sibelius. Faber and Faber. 1960. 254pp.

Robert Layton. Sibelius. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1965. 224pp.

Santeri Levas. Translated by Percy Marshall Young. Sibelius: A Personal Portrait. Dent. 1972. 165pp.

Simon Parmet. The Symphonies of Sibelius: A Study in Musical Appreciation. Cassell. 1959. 169pp. Translation of Sibelius Symfonier: En studie i musikförståelse.

Lionel Pike. Beethoven, Sibelius, and the "Profound Logic": Studies in Symphonic Analysis. Athlone Press. 1978. 240pp.

Hermine Weigel Williams. Sibelius and His Masonic Music: Sounds in "Silence". Edwin Mellen Press. 1998. 249pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.703)

  6. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.609)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.648)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1345)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.362)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.945)

  11. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (pp.643-44)

  12. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.810-12)

  13. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.229-31)

  14. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.937-39)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.453)

  16. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.165)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.91)

  18. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (pp.422-24)

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