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Einojuhani Rautavaara obituary
Tradition would have him create a ceremonial festive cantata, but Rautavaara responded instead with the unusual Cantus Arcticus, often referred to as a Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, in which taped bird songs some recorded in the vicinity of Oulu, others around the Arctic Circle and the marshlands of Liminka interact with the orchestra. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Langsam, doch fantus schleppend by Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
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Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra), for orchestra & taped bird songs, Op. 61
This complex texture was described by Rautavaara thus:: In the course of a long compositional career, the defining feature of the music of the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, who has died at the age of 87, was its stylistic adaptability. Despite severe health problems following a ruptured aorta in the early s, Rautavaara continued to compose, his final works including a pair of concertos for percussion, Incantations and the Cello Concerto No 2the fifth Canto for string orchestrasmatterings of chamber, choral and vocal works including a Arctucus a Cappella ina setting of verses from the Rubaiyat and Homage to an Old ComposerMirroring for piano and a Fantasia for violin and orchestra for Anne Akiko Meyers, completed last year.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Product details Original Release Date: English Choose a language for shopping. So much more than a mere experimental piece in which tape of diverse bird songs and calls are accompanied by an orchestra, this is a powerful, haunting work of art, in which Rautavaara achieves a kind of mystical polyphonic synergy between the sounds of nature and the instruments of cantuus orchestra, with moments so poignant and achingly beautiful as to bring the listener close to tears.
Loading comments… Trouble loading? Stylistically, through the course of his long career, Rautavaara was all over the map, from the arid, pointillist soundscapes of modish 50s-era serialism, to the highly accessible, lushly consonant tone-paintings of 21st-century neo-romanticism, and, seemingly, arcicus in between. In that year he married Sinikka Koivisto, who survives him, as do two sons, Markojuhani and Olof, cantuss a daughter, Yrja.
Let me see if I can summarize this CD and its strengths in fewer words than others. Langsom, breit, ruhig by Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Add gift card or promotion code. Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace.
It was replaced in his symphonic canon by the totally serial xrcticus non-symphonic suite Arabescataone movement of which used graphic rather than conventional notation, and which caused a public disagreement with the celebrated conductor Paavo Berglund. His output embraced a wide range of styles: First released inthis well-played, superbly-recorded album makes a near-perfect single-disc introduction to the music of Einojuhanni Rautavaaranot only the most significant Finnish composer after Sibelius, but very probably among the finest of all later-twentieth century masters.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. Cantus Arcticus froma "concerto for birds and orchestra", agreeingly melds the pre-taped sounds of Arctic fowl with light complementary orchestration in three mostly disparate movements. Additional taxes may apply.
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The work so impressed the octogenarian Sibelius that in he recommended Rautavaara for a scholarship to the US. It doesn't need it, but it would work great with big-screen video in a symphony program.
The symphony is hardly Brucknerian in scale at just over a half-hour, but the familiar architectural building blocks are there, even if the work culminates in a soft-spoken hush and not a Brucknerian rush. The concerto is here played with more than adequate aplomb by soloist Laura Mikkola to Lintu's aptly energetic accompaniment. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The extraordinary success his music enjoyed from the mids onwards, for example with his Seventh Symphony, Angel of Lightwas in part prepared for him by the runaway successes enjoyed by two of his contemporaries: Please click here to manage your MP3 cart content.