Jean Sibelius, Valse Triste, op. 44 no. 1

Neeme Järvi and Goteborgs Symfoniker – The National Orchestra of Sweden

If I could express the same thing with words as with music, I would, of course, use a verbal expression. Music is something autonomous and much richer. Music begins where the possibilities of language end. That is why I write music.

Jean Sibelius, Intervista al Berlingske Tidende, 10 giugno 1919