Jean Sibelius | £10
By Santeri Levas
In 1938 the author was appointed secretary to Jean Sibelius and worked for him for nearly 20 years until the death of the composer in 1957. During this period Levas made notes about his conversations with Sibelius and about life in all its aspects at Ainola, the home of the Sibelius family. The book contains unique insights into Sibelius’s many musical and non-musical interests. Much of the writing is conversational in tone, recording Sibelius’s words and thoughts on many subjects.