Einojuhani Rautavaara 90th Anniversary Edition
Catalog: ODE 1236-2D
Pommer, Max; Nuoranne, Timo; Segerstam, Leif; Nordmann, Marielle; Latvian Radio Choir; Jumppanen, Paavali; Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra; Finnish Radio Chamber Choir; Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Klava, Sigvards; Franck, Mikko; Süssmann, Gunilla; Kangas, Juha; Tetzlaff, Tanja; Ylönen, Marko; Kuusisto, Pekka; Belgium National Orchestra
Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928–2016) would have turned 90 on October 9th, 2018. During his long career as a composer spanning seven decades from the late 1940s until his very last days, the composer created a wide list of works in various music genres, including 8 symphonies, several concertos and operas as well as a large amount of vocal and chamber music – the majority of these works have been recorded by Ondine. The recordings released by the label played a key role in bringing the composer to international attention during the 1990s. This anniversary release includes a re-issue of his 8th Symphony, commissioned for the centenary of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and his Harp Concerto, written for the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as a sampler of selected moments from Ondine’s extensive and award-winning Rautavaara discography.