As documented here, I received on Saturday a telepathic performance of Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 8, long thought to have been lost forever after the composer was seen burning a mass of papers in his fireplace around 1945. In the video below Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra plays three fragmentary parts of previously unknown music of Sibelius.
In an alternate timeline / mirror universe, the above video is due to known Sibelius scholar Timo Virtanen. He has identified these fragments from Sibelius' archival remains as the most probable candidates for belonging to the lost symphony. The original video in its entirety (including Virtanen's interview in Finnish), courtesy of Helsingin Sanomat, is available for viewing here.
2013 SBL Annual Meeting Diary
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