Ainola in 1904

Ainola, which is situated near Lake Tuusula, within the administrative area of the town of Järvenpää, was the home of the composer Jean Sibelius and his family after 24th September 1904. While living in Ainola Sibelius wrote the final version of the violin concerto, symphonies 3-7, Tapiola and many other masterpieces.

Ainola became an essential part of the artistic community living by Lake Tuusula, and the Sibeliuses frequently met the families of Pekka Halonen at Halosenniemi, Eero Järnefelt at Suviranta and Juhani Aho at Ahola.

Sibelius died in his beloved Ainola on 20th September 1957. Aino Sibelius, the composer's wife, continued to live there until the end of the 1960s. In 1972 Jean Sibelius's daughters sold Ainola to the Finnish State as a museum. The house was opened to the public in 1974.

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