Who is up for a swim!!?
Jean Sibelius House, Hämeenlinna.
Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer of the later Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. His mastery of the orchestra has been described as “prodigious.”
Jean Sibelius was born in this house in the center of Hämeenlinna. The core of Sibelius’s oeuvre is his set of seven symphonies. Like Beethoven, Sibelius used each successive work to further develop his own personal com-positional style. His works continue to be performed frequently in the concert hall and are often recorded.
In addition to the symphonies, Sibelius’s best-known compositions include Finlandia, the Karelia Suite, Valse triste, the Violin Concerto in D minor and The Swan of Tuonela (one of the four movements of the Lemminkäinen Suite).
And other parts of my quaint town remained blanketed in snow cover.