Skip to page content

About this Piece

Jean Sibelus reached a peak of song creation in the first years of the 20th century. “Here you have my most beautiful song,” he said to soprano Ida Ekman, the dedicatee of “Was it a dream?,” a vastly poignant memory of lost love. Jean Sibelus reached a peak of song creation in the first years of the 20th century. “Here you have my most beautiful song,” he said to soprano Ida Ekman, the dedicatee of “Was it a dream?,” a vastly poignant memory of lost love.