Jean Sibelius

…Finland…first spoke Swedish, since Finland then controlled by Sweden…lived 1865 to 1957,
oldest of our SPARKLER makers…heavy drinker and smoker, throat cancer, 1908,
successful operation…name really Johann, changed to Jean; name, of respected relative
who died of yellow fever in Havana, Cuba…Goulding rank, #28.

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SIBELIUSFinlandia…from Finnish nationalist work for orchestra, 1899.