Rautavaara: Choral Works
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAAR A CHORAL WORKS (4CD COLLECTOR’S BOX) After releasing two other boxes with Einojuhani Rautaavara’s 8 Symphonies and 12 Concertos, Ondine is pleased to announce the new release of another 4 CD collector’s box with Rautavaara’s Choral Works. Featuring sacred as well as secular works, this release shows the diversity in terms of style, expression and content in the choral works Einojuhani Rautavaara has composed. They have brought him the status of the most significant living composer of choral music in Finland. Starting with first choral compositions in the 1950s, this is nowadays the most extensive category in his output. Rautavaara is since Sibelius perhaps the most internationally known and certainly most record selling living composer, with numerous international awards. These recordings feature the two mostly acclaimed Finnish mixed choirs, the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir and the Finnish Philharmonic Chorus, as well as the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and conductors Timo Nuoranne, Eric-Olof Söderström and Leif Segerstam. The recordings have been previously released by Ondine to international popular and critical acclaim.