Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day

Jean Sibeluis, Finnish Composer, and his Home
This Father's Day on June 16, 2013, one of the father figures I found in my postcard collection was Jean Sibelius (December 8, 1865 – September, 20 1957), a Finnish composer whose music played an important role in shaping the Finnish national identity.

According to the Wikepedia, Jean Sibelius married Aino Järnefelt (1871–1969) at Maxmo on June 10 1892. Their home, called Ainola as shown on the postcard FI-1762442, was completed at Lake Tuusula, Järvenpää in 1903. They had six daughters: Eva, Ruth, Kirsti, Katarina, Margareta and Heidi. 

My favorite piece of Sibelius is "the Swan of Tuonela".

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