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Rautavaara, Einojuhani – "Cantus Arcticus" – [Catalyst]

Hemroid The Leader   11/11/2019   A Library, CD

Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara (pronounced AY-no-yu-hah-ni ROW-ta-vah-ra) was born in Helsinki on Oct. 9, 1928. Cantus Arcticus & Symphony No. 5 performed by the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. String Quartet No. 4 performed by the Sirius String Quartet.

Canticus Arcticus (1972) is a Concerto for Birds and Orchestra. Foggy & textural gradients. 3 movements, 17 min.

String Quartet No. 4 (1975) cool postwar quartet, Schoenberg 12-tones. Indeterminate pitches. Meditative. Different from the usual Western stuff. 3 movements, 22 min.

Symphony No. 5 (1985) is big and ambitious, a little disjointed here and there, maybe from the large scale. Entertaining and likeable. Maybe listen to the first half. 31 min.

you heard it 22 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 44 days ago, Bully Demise played Cantus Arcticus: Swans Migrating
  • 50 days ago, Kimbrosia played Cantus Arcticus: Swans Migrating
  • 53 days ago, Avakhov played String Quartet No.4: Movement 1
  • 54 days ago, Cousin Mary played String Quartet No.4: Movement 1
  • 54 days ago, Cousin Mary played String Quartet No.4: Movement 2
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