Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)

This page lists all recordings of Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra), by Einojuhani Rautavaara (b.1928) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus

Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus


Rautavaara:

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)

Piano Concerto No. 1

Symphony No. 3


“a masterpiece that blows away the oft-expressed contention that there's no great music in traditional forms being written today” Classics Today

“No other new music stands to benefit more from extensive exposure, not so much because of its quality (which is beyond question), as because of an almost tangible connection with nature, than that by Rautavaara. One constantly senses the joy of a man alone with the elements: awe-struck, contented, inspired. Bird-song comes from all directions, literally in the ' Concerto for birds and orchestra' or Cantusarcticus, which sets taped bird-song against a rustic orchestral backdrop. The tape blends well with the music and is very atmospheric.
The young Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu directs a fine performance. The First Piano Concerto and Third Symphony (out of seven) receive good performances, most notably the Brucknerian Symphony, an impressive and often dramatic work that begins and ends in the key of D minor. The orchestration incorporates four Wagner tubas, though some of the finest material is also the quietest.
The slow movement is sullen but haunting, the Scherzo occasionally suggestive of Nielsen or Martinu and the finale brings the parallels with Bruckner fully within earshot. The First Piano Concerto has a brilliance and immediacy that should please orchestral adventurers and piano aficionados. The solo writing employs clusters and much filigree fingerwork, but it's the noble, chorale-like second movement that leaves the strongest impression. Laura Mikkola gives a good performance. Naxos gives a full sound picture and overall, this is an excellent CD, concisely annotated by the composer.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

Naxos - 8554147

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Apotheosis: The Best of Einojuhani Rautavaara

Apotheosis: The Best of Einojuhani Rautavaara


Includes:

Rautavaara:

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)

Apotheosis

and extracts from other works:

Clarinet Concerto: II. Adagio assai

Autumn Gardens: III. Giocoso e leggiero

Manhattan Trilogy: I. Daydreams

Gift of Dreams (Third Piano Concerto): III. Energico

Angel of Light (Seventh Symphony): III. Come un sogno


This mid-price CD compilation couples the greatest orchestral hits by Einojuhani Rautavaara, one of the most-performed and best-selling classical composers alive.

Rautavaara is Finland’s most successful composer after Jean Sibelius. He is by nature a romantic, even a mystic, and writes music in a very approachable style.

The featured soloists include clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy.

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Leif Segerstam have countless pedigrees in performing Rautavaara’s works, including Grammy-nominated Angel of Light.

Also included is Apotheosis with Swedish RSO and Mikko Franck. Finnish film maker Aki Kaurismäki chose this 8-minute recording for the soundtrack of his new comedy-drama film Le Havre (2011).

Ondine - ODE10812

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Aurora Borealis: The Magic of Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis: The Magic of Northern Lights


Kantelinen:

Adagio

Merikanto, A:

Neljä orkesterisävellystä: Lento cantabile

Neljä orkesterisävellystä: Arietta

Nordgren, P:

Pelimannimuotokuvia: Pelimannin elämänkappale (The Fiddler’s Favourite Tune)

Tuumiskelija (The Thinker)

Pingoud:

Flambeaux éteints (Extinguished Torches), Op. 14

Rautavaara:

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)

Symphony No. 7 'Angel of Light': III - Come un sogno

Sallinen:

The Iron Age Suite, Op. 55: Lemminki in Tuonela

Sibelius:

The Tempest, Op. 109: The Storm


Ondine - ODE11372

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Rautavaara - Angels and Visitations

Rautavaara - Angels and Visitations

This double CD contains fifteen of Finnish cult composer Einojuhani Rautavaara's most popular works from the 1950s until the present day.


Rautavaara:

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)

Autumn Gardens

3rd movement

Piano Concerto No. 1

3rd movement

Clarinet Concerto

2nd movement

Symphony No. 7 'Angel of Light': III - Come un sogno

Vigilia

(excerpts)

Apotheosis

Adagio celeste

Dances with the Winds, Op. 69 (Concerto for Flutes & Orchestra)

3rd movement

True & False Unicorn

(excerpts)

Anadyomene

Piano Concerto No. 3 'Gift of Dreams'

3rd movement

Symphony No. 1

2nd movement

Halavan himmeän alla - In the Shade of the Willow

Angels and Visitations


Patrick Gallois (flute), Ralf Gothoni (piano), Richard Stoltzman (clarinet), Leif Segerstam, Mikko Franck & Timo Nuoranne

Helsinki PO, Swedish RSO, National Orchestra of Belgium, Finnish RSO, Leipzig RSO & Finnish Radio Chamber Choir, Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano & conductor)

2CDs for the price of 1

Ondine - ODE10792D

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$18.75

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Rautavaara: Garden of Spaces, etc.

Rautavaara:

Garden of Spaces

Clarinet Concerto

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)


Ondine - ODE10412

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Rautavaara - Angel of Light

Rautavaara - Angel of Light


Rautavaara:

Symphony No. 7 'Angel of Light'

Dances with the Winds, Op. 69 (Concerto for Flutes & Orchestra)

Petri Alanko (flute)

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)


“The BIS recording is excellent, with state-of-the-art sound, and Vanska's performance has impressive power and atmosphere; he keeps the music moving and casts a strong spell.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

BIS - 20% off

BIS - BISCD1038

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Finlandia - A Festival of Finnish Music

Finlandia - A Festival of Finnish Music


Englund:

Valkoinen (The White Reindeer), Suite

Klami:

Pyöräilijä (The Cyclist), Rondo for Orchestra

Krohn, F:

Odalisque

Pacius:

Maamme (Our Country)

Raitio:

Joutsenet (The Swans)

Rautavaara:

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)

Sibelius:

Finlandia, Op. 26

Suite for Violin & Strings Op. 117

trad.:

Porilaisten marssi (March of the People of Pori)


BIS - 20% off

BIS - BISCD575

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The Essential Rautavaara

The Essential Rautavaara


Rautavaara:

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)

Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Max Pommer

A Requiem in our time

Finnish Brass Symphony, Hannu Lintu

Pelimannit, Op. 1

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Juha Kangas

Isle of Bliss

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam

Symphony No. 7 'Angel of Light': III - Come un sogno

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam

Piano Concerto No. 1

Ralf Gothoni (piano)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste


Ondine - ODE9892

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Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra), etc.

Rautavaara:

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)

Symphony No. 4 "Arabescata"


Ondine - ODE7472

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Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

Magic of the Mysterious North


Kantelinen:

Adagio

Merikanto, A:

Neljä orkesterisävellystä: Lento cantabile

Neljä orkesterisävellystä: Arietta

Nordgren, P:

Pelimannimuotokuvia: Tuumiskelija (The Thinker)

Pelimannimuotokuvia: Pelimannin elämänkappale (The Fiddler’s Favourite Tune)

Pingoud:

Flambeaux éteints (Extinguished Torches), Op. 14

Rautavaara:

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds & Orchestra)

Symphony No. 7 'Angel of Light': III - Come un sogno

Sallinen:

The Iron Age Suite, Op. 55: Lemminki in Tuonela

Sibelius:

The Tempest, Op. 109: The Storm


Ondine - ODE9372

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