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    Janne Sibbe (Sibelius)

    I read in todays Sunday Times that Sibelius was a chronic alcoholic in the years immediately prior to his death. JS is my favourite composer but in all the biographical stuff I've read about him there was no hint of this.

    Is it true?

    Cheers, Colind

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    Re: Janne Sibbe (Sibelius)

    I only ever read two or three biographies, and one of those did mention it (although I'm not going to be able to tell you which, or how to find it, because this was when I was at university 12 years ago). I seem to remember something about him going into a dreadful depression and simply retiring from composition for the last 10 years of his life, or so, and one book suggested that he did quite a bit of drinking in that period.

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    Re: Janne Sibbe (Sibelius)

    Yes, that would be the famous "Silence from Jarvenpau" (excuse the spelling).

    We Scots enjoy the odd dram, i wonder what Janne's tipple was?

    why on earth did the rake of the Kamp days call himself Jean - for god's sake, it's a girls name!

    CD

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    Re: Janne Sibbe (Sibelius)

    Quote Originally Posted by CeemDee
    We Scots enjoy the odd dram, i wonder what Janne's tipple was?
    Where ya from in Scotland CD?

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    Re: Janne Sibbe (Sibelius)

    Quote Originally Posted by CeemDee
    I read in todays Sunday Times that Sibelius was a chronic alcoholic in the years immediately prior to his death. JS is my favourite composer but in all the biographical stuff I've read about him there was no hint of this.

    Is it true?

    Cheers, Colind
    Hey, Finale drinks just as much as Sibelius ever did...
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

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    Re: Janne Sibbe (Sibelius)

    Quote Originally Posted by CeemDee
    why on earth did the rake of the Kamp days call himself Jean - for god's sake, it's a girls name!CD
    No it is NOT a girls name. It is a legitimate french name. Jean is male and Jeanne is female. You should consult your french teacher.....

    Examples: Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean le Baptiste, Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antione de Monet, Jean Cocteau.......


    Raymond

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    Re: Janne Sibbe (Sibelius)

    yes, I know Jean is a legitimate male french name, I was being a little tongue in cheeck.

    PS - I'm in auld reekie

    ColinD

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