Personalities | Einojuhani Rautavaara | Contemporary | Classical
(A’-no-yo-hä’-ne Rau’-te-vä’-rer) b. 1928
Rautavaara studied at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, and then at the Juilliard School, New York, with Copland, Sessions and others. His early works show the influences of neo-classicism and serialism. His atmospheric Cantus arcticus (1972) for orchestra with taped birdsong marked the onset of a mystical phase, characterized by a return to modal harmony (incorporating chorales and liturgical chant) and depictions of landscape. His output includes eight symphonies, several concertos and a significant body of choral music.
Angel of Light (Symphony No. 7), Dances with the Winds, Cantus arcticus, Lahti SO (cond) Osmo Vänska (BIS)
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