Sibelius’ music

It has been told that 2 days before he died Sibelius saw a flock of cranes. One flew off alone.

Some believe this was a sign of his impending death.


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11 thoughts on “Sibelius’ music

    1. Sibelius wrote a lot of his music at a time when Finland was fighting for its freedom so perhaps that’s where the heaviness comes from. Finns can be quite sombre and formal.

  1. Simply gripping, the sight of cranes gathering in late autumn as they prepare to migrate south. And yes, there is something surreal and poetic about the one flying alone and leaving the flock. Brilliant post!

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