Jean Sibelius was born 100 years before my mother;
Jean Sibelius died 10 days after my birthday, and 3 months before my father was born;
Jean Sibelius hat was a Borsalino made in Alessandria;
Jean Sibelius lived in Rapallo back in 1901, in an apartment that is now owned by my father’s brother.
I feel that there’s a strong connection between me and his music.
A connection that somehow brought me here in Finland, thru the strongest power of all, Love.
I will write more about this topic, but it deserves much more space than just a birthday postcard.
Meanwhile, grattis, paljon onnea, happy birthday, auguri, Maestro.