Finlandia!

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Finland’s Declaration of Independence from Russia, which took place on 6th December 1917.

To celebrate the occasion here is  Finlandia by Jean Sibelius from this year’s Proms, performed by the BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo.

Happy Independence Day to Finns everywhere, and especially to my friends and colleagues in the world of physics and astronomy!

One Response to “Finlandia!”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    They get down to business just after 5 mins. Gorgeous tune, which I also know as a hymn.

    The Hungarian national anthem is a cracker too!

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