This week you will be listening to one of my favorite piano pieces, Romance, by Jean Sibelius.  Sibelius, who was a Finnish composer, is more known for his orchestral music than for his piano compositions, but this is a beautiful piece which many of you may eventually learn to play.

Sibelius lived from 1865-1957 and is considered a late-Romantic early 20th century composer. One of his most famous orchestral compositions is called Finlandia written as a tribute to his native home of Finland.