Jedermann (Sibelius)

Jedermann (Everyman, Finnish: Jokamies), Op. 83, is incidental music by Jean Sibelius to Hugo von Hofmannsthal's play of the same name. Sibelius composed the work on a commission from Jalmari Lahdensuo for the Finnish National Theatre in 1916. Robert Kajanus conducted the Helsinki City Orchestra in the first performance at Helsinki's National Theatre on 5 November 1916. Sibelius arranged in 1925−26 three movements for piano: Episodio, Scèna and Canzone.[1]

After its premiere in 1916, the work became one of the most neglected of his compositions. Nevertheless, it has been considered a hidden gem.[2]


  1. "Incidental music / Op. 83 Everyman". Jean Sibelius. Finnish Club of Helsinki. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. Jean Sibelius (1865−1957). Retrieved 24 September 2014.
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