Composer Jean Sibelius

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Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)

Composer Jean Sibelius is known for his set of seven symphonies and compositions such as Finlandia, the Karelia Suite and Valse Triste. Jean Sibelius was and still is the most respected and best known Finnish composer of all time.

Jean and Aino Sibelius got married in 1892 and they had six daughters. In 1904 the Sibelius family moved to countryside – to a  newly-built Ainola – which provided him much needed peace for composing. Ainola was the Sibelius’ home for over half a century and it was in here where he composed most of his works.

Aino’s brother Eero Järnefelt lived nearby, in Villa Suviranta. Jean and Aino Sibelius were the most longstanding residents of the artist community as they both lived to an old age. Their grave is in the Ainola garden.

Ainola has been a museum since 1974. Read more about Ainola here.

Photos: Tuusulan museo, Finna / Museovirasto – Musketti

Check out Jean Sibelius related destinations:

Aino and Jean Sibelius’ home museum is located right next to Ahola.

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The former home museum of Juhani Aho, open to the public in summer.

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Jean Sibelius was a frequent guest in Halosenniemi. He is even known to have played at the Halosenniemi ball.

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In the Lake Tuusula area, there are many artist homes open to the public and, in addition to this, plenty of museums for many tastes. And all this on the shores of Lake Tuusula, only 8 km long, only 30 km north of Helsinki. So a good reason to stay the night and explore the area better!

Accommodation options, all with modern facilities and most have direct access to the cultural history of the area.

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Would you like a symphony of flavours from the á la Carte menu, summer delicacies on the terrace or a freshly baked cinnamon roll with coffee?

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