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Rautavaara: Angels and Visitations

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> Adagio celeste - Adagio celeste
> Flute Concerto, Op. 63, "Dances with the Winds" - Flute Concerto, Op. 63, "Dances with the Winds": IV. Allegro
> True and False Unicorn - I. Before the Arras: The Unicorn questions the nature of the chase
> True and False Unicorn - II. Horn and Hounds: Young Sagittarius
> True and False Unicorn - II. Horn and Hounds: A Virgin, waiting
> Anadyomene, "Adoration of Aphrodite" - Anadyomene, "Adoration of Aphrodite"
> Piano Concerto No. 3, "Gift of Dreams" - Piano Concerto No. 3, "Gift of Dreams": III. Energico
> Symphony No. 1 (2003 version) - Symphony No. 1: II. Poetico (2003 version)
> Halavan himmean alla (In the Shade of the Willow) - II. Laulu oravasta (The Squirrel)
> Halavan himmean alla (In the Shade of the Willow) - III. Sydameni laulu (Song of My Heart)
> Angels and Visitations - Angels and Visitations
> Apotheosis - Apotheosis

Album Summary

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra), for orchestra & taped bird songs, Op. 61
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Autumn Gardens (Syksyn puutarhat), for orchestra
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 45
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Clarinet
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Symphony no 7 "Angel of Light"
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Vigilia (All-Night Vigil), for chorus & soloists
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Apotheosis
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Adagio celeste, for strings
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Flute ("Dances with the Winds"), Op. 69
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : True & False Unicorn, 3 versions, final one for chorus & orchestra
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Anadyomene ("Adoration of Aphrodite"), for orchestra
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Piano no 3 ("Gift of Dreams")
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Symphony no 1 (first revision)
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Halavan himmean alla (In the Shade of the Willow), for chorus
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Angels and Visitations
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Notes & Reviews:

This double CD contains fifteen of Finnish star composer Einojuhani Rautavaara's most popular works or excerpts and delivers a wide-ranging anthology of his music from the 1950s until today. This album allows one to plunge into Rautavaara's musical universe, as well as into his individual and fantastic world of Nordic mysticism and angelic visions.



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Works Details

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra), for orchestra & taped bird songs, Op. 61
  • Conductor: Leif Segerstam
  • Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 19 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1972

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Autumn Gardens (Syksyn puutarhat), for orchestra :: 3rd Movement (Giocoso e leggiero)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1999

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 45 :: 3rd Movement (Molto vivace)
  • Performer: Ralf Gothóni (Piano)
  • Conductor: Max Pommer
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1969

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Clarinet :: 2nd Movement (Adagio assai)
  • Performer: Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Leif Segerstam
  • Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2001-2002

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Symphony no 7 "Angel of Light" :: 3rd Movement (Come un sogno)
  • Conductor: Leif Segerstam
  • Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1994

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Vigilia (All-Night Vigil), for chorus & soloists :: Psalm of Invocation
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971-1996

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Vigilia (All-Night Vigil), for chorus & soloists :: Evening Hymn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971-1996

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Vigilia (All-Night Vigil), for chorus & soloists :: Ekteniya
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971-1996

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Vigilia (All-Night Vigil), for chorus & soloists :: Final Blessing
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971-1996

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Apotheosis
  • Conductor: Mikko Franck
  • Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1992-1996

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Adagio celeste, for strings
  • Conductor: Mikko Franck
  • Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2000

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Flute ("Dances with the Winds"), Op. 69 :: 3rd Movement (Allegro)
  • Performer: Patrick Gallois (Flute)
  • Conductor: Leif Segerstam
  • Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1975

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : True & False Unicorn, 3 versions, final one for chorus & orchestra :: The Unicorn
  • Conductor: Timo Nuoranne
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971-2002

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : True & False Unicorn, 3 versions, final one for chorus & orchestra :: Young Sagittarius
  • Conductor: Timo Nuoranne
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971-2002

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : True & False Unicorn, 3 versions, final one for chorus & orchestra :: A Virgin, waiting
  • Conductor: Timo Nuoranne
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971-2002

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Anadyomene ("Adoration of Aphrodite"), for orchestra
  • Conductor: Leif Segerstam
  • Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Piano no 3 ("Gift of Dreams") :: 3rd Movement
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1998

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Symphony no 1 (first revision) :: 2nd Movement (Poetico)
  • Conductor: Mikko Franck
  • Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1956-1988

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Halavan himmeän alla (In the Shade of the Willow), for chorus :: Laulu oravasta (The Squirrel)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1998

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Halavan himmeän alla (In the Shade of the Willow), for chorus :: Sydämeni laulu (Song of My Heart)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1998

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Angels and Visitations
  • Conductor: Leif Legerstam
  • Running Time: 19 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1978