Rautavaara - The 8 Symphonies

Ondine: ODE11452Q

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Rautavaara - The 8 Symphonies

Label:

Ondine

Catalogue No:

ODE11452Q

Discs:

4

Release date:

2nd March 2009

Barcode:

0761195114520

Length:

3 hours 58 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Rautavaara - The 8 Symphonies

Digital recordings, previously released


Rautavaara:

Symphony No. 1

NO of Belgium, Mikko Franck

Symphony No. 2

Leipzig RSO, Max Pommer

Symphony No. 3

Leipzig RSO, Max Pommer

Symphony No. 4 "Arabescata"

Leipzig RSO, Max Pommer

Symphony No. 5

Leipzig RSO, Max Pommer

Symphony No. 6, "Vincentiana"

Helsinki PO, Max Pommer

Symphony No. 7 'Angel of Light'

Helsinki PO, Leif Segerstam

Symphony No. 8 'The Journey'

Helsinki PO, Leif Segerstam


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Digibox with 'LIMITED EDITION' sticker, 4 CDs, 16p booklet + 16p extra insert (Rautavaara back catalogue)

Einojuhani Rautavaara may well be the most popular symphonist alive today. On the occasion of his 80th anniversary, Ondine pays homage to its longtime ‘house composer’ by releasing the first-ever edition of the complete eight symphonies, in a special box set. Written between 1955 and 1999, the eight symphonies form a central pillar in Rautavaara's extensive artistic output and showcase the many stylistic periods in his fruitful career.They are hauntingly accessible to the listener and have proven wide audience appeal; the Seventh Symphony, ‘Angel of Light' (1994), became a best-seller and spurred Rautavaara to considerable international fame (including a Grammy nomination), leading The Philadelphia Orchestra to commission the Eighth Symphony, 'The Journey' (1999), for their centenary celebrations. These recordings have all been released by Ondine to international popular and critical acclaim, and were all produced in close collaboration with the composer. Elegant packaging, with the use of metallic colour, underlines the exclusivity of this limited edition, in combination with an attractive price.

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 1 (2003 version)

I. Andante

II. Poetico

III. Allegro

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 2

I. Quasi grave

II. Vivace

III. Largo

IV. Presto

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 3

I. Langsam, breit, ruhig

II. Langsam, doch nicht schleppend

III. Sehr schnell

IV. Bewegt

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 4, "Arabescata"

I.

II.

III.

IV.

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 5

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 6, "Vincentiana"

I. Starry Night

II. The Crows

III. Saint-Remy

IV. Apotheosis

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 7, "Angel of Light"

I. Tranquillo

II. Molto allegro

III. Come un sogno

IV. Pesante-cantabile

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 8, "The Journey"

I. Adagio assai

II. Feroce

III. Tranquillo

IV. Con grandezza

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