The Sonatina In E Major For Violin And Piano (Op. 80) was composed in 1915, and first published in 1921. It is written in three movements: Lento - Allegro; Andantino; Lento - Allegretto - Vivace. Although it is one of the composer’s later works, it is written in an early style, and recalls his childhood memories.
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) was a violinist and composer of the Nationalist school. He remains the leading cultural icon of his native Finland, having become the musical and artistic figurehead of the Finnish independence movement during his lifetime. He is best remembered for his symphonic poem Finlandia, and also his seven symphonies.