A long reach

Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius was born in 1865 – the same year as George V (father of the stammering heir, currently being played by Colin Firth in a cinema near you).  In that same year, the American Civil War raged and Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.  These two pieces of music were premièred in the year of his Sibelius’ death.  Quite a reach.[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/DuEw-yBX6Mk?rel=0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /][kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/tpzV_0l5ILI?rel=0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]