Classical 101 Archives For: October 23, 2014

Jean Sibelius on Symphony @ 7

Jean Sibelius in 1913
Jean Sibelius in 1913
3:00PM
August 19, 2014

Beginning this evening, I’ll be featuring the symphonies of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

World War I Soldier Carved Battle Diary into His Violin

color photograph of a World War I trench in the Dolomites
A century after the beginning of World War I, a soldier's violin tells tales of the trenches.
12:33PM
August 19, 2014

Most soldiers tell stories of their time in the trenches. But one British World War I soldier let his violin do the talking.