New Perspectives on the Greatest Finnish Composer of All Time

The Bard Music Festival is featuring composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) this year.  Perhaps no twentieth-century composer has provoked a more varied reaction among the music-loving public than Jean Sibelius. Originally hailed as a new Beethoven by much of the Anglo-Saxon world, he was also widely disparaged by critics more receptive to newer trends in music.

The concerts, lectures, and panel discussions of the festival are complemented by a book of related articles, essays, and letters edited by a prominent music scholar.  Princeton University Press is pleased to announce:

Jean Sibelius and His World
Edited by Daniel M. Grimley

You can find more information about the Bard Music Festival and activities this weekend at:


  1. Charles Witteck says:

    Kudos to PUP for producing a handy and informative volume of this all- too- often derided and misunderstood composer.