On September 20, 1957 – only 53 years ago, Jean Sibelius passed away. Sir Malcolm Sargent, who was in Finland to conduct the Fifth Symphony, said, “Finland has lost its king, and there is no successor.”
I found this quotation from a digitized newspaper article from 22 September 1957, that I found via NewspaperSG, which is a digital respository of Singapore newspapers. Have a look – it’s quite a piece of history.
Here again, is my Farewell video tribute to Jean Sibelius.