Sibelius - Finlandia
Sibelius wrote his patriotic tone poem in 1899 as a protest against increasing censorship in his home country of Finland.
Listen out for the turbulent music representing the struggle of the Finnish people. Towards the end, the music becomes calmer where Sibelius included a Finlandia Hymn– which was his own work and not a traditional folk melody as many people now believe.
Track-listing:1. Finlandia 9.03
2–4. Karelia Suite
5. The Swan of Tuonela
6. Valse Triste
7. Andante festivo
8–10 Violin Concerto