Karelia Overture

Jean Sibelius

Karelia Overture

Op. 10

About this work...

Sibelius was 27 and a half years old and climbing fast up the Finnish music ladder when he received a commission from a local student society (the Wiborg, or Viipuri Society of Helsinki) to compose some incidental music for an upcoming celebration of Karelian history. (Karelia was and is a geographical locale midway be... read more