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Sibeliuksen puisto
(Sibelius park)

Passio Musicae - Sibelius-monumentti

Passio Musicae - Sibelius Monument

Jean Sibelius
Hämeenlinna 1865 - Järvenpää 1957
Finnish composer of the late Romantic period
(Wikipedia)
Eila Hiltunen
1967

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Description

The monument consists of series of more than 600 hollow steel pipes welded together in a wave-like pattern. The monument weighs 24 tonnes (24 long tons; 26 short tons) and measures 8.5 10.5 6.5 metres. Next to the 'organ' is a effigy of Sibelius.

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Inscription(s)

PASSIO MUSICAE
1967

Säveltäjä Jean Sibeliukselle (1865-1957) omistettu muistomerkki
Minnesmärke över kompositören Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Monument to commemorate the composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Kuvanveistäjä
Skulptör
Sculptor

eila hiltunen

Annotation

Unveiled on 7 September 1967. The purpose of the artist was to capture the essence of the music of Sibelius. Originally it sparked a lively debate about the merits and flaws of abstract art, for which reason the effigy of Sibelius was included in the work.

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 60°10'55" E 24°54'48"

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