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Jean Sibelius

Data urodzenia: 8. Grudzień 1865
Data zgonu: 20. Wrzesień 1957

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Jean Sibelius – fiński kompozytor, wolnomularz. Uważany jest za twórcę narodowego stylu w muzyce fińskiej.

Cytaty Jean Sibelius

„(...) kocham tajemnicze dźwięki pól, lasów, wód i gór.“

— Jean Sibelius
Źródło: autobiografia, cyt. za: Janusz Ekiert, Czy wiesz? Zagadki muzyczne, Warszawa 1995, wyd. Alfa, s. 235.

„In his work a means of escape has been found from outmoded romanticism on the one hand and from a barren objectivity on the other.“

— Jean Sibelius
Neville Cardus in the Manchester Guardian, 1935; reprinted in his The Delights of Music (1966) p. 56.

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„Art is the signature of civilizations.“

— Jean Sibelius
Beverly Sills, interviewed on NBC TV, May 4, 1985.

„Whereas most other modern composers are engaged in manufacturing cocktails of every hue and description, I offer the public cold spring water.“

— Jean Sibelius
Cecil Gray Sibelius: The Symphonies (London: Oxford University Press, 1935) p. 56. Of his Symphony No. 6 (1923).

„The framework of a symphony must be so strong that it forces you to follow it, regardless of the environment and circumstances.“

— Jean Sibelius
To Jussi Jalas, October 1, 1939. [http://www.sibelius.fi/english/omin_sanoin/ominsanoin_16.htm]

„It is so difficult to mix with artists! You must choose business men to talk to, because artists only talk of money.“

— Jean Sibelius
Bengt de Törne Sibelius: A Close-Up (London: Faber and Faber, 1937), p. 94. Usually quoted as "Musicians talk of nothing but money and jobs. Give me businessmen every time. They really are interested in music and art."

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„If we understood the world, we would realize that there is a logic of harmony underlying its manifold apparent dissonances.“

— Jean Sibelius
Henry Thomas & Dana Lee Thomas Living Biographies of Great Composers (Garden City (NY): Blue Ribbon, [1940] 1946) p. 309. Said in 1907, in conversation with Gustav Mahler.

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