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Product details

Content
Apotheosis
The Best of Einojuhani Rautavaara

Artists

Genres
Instrumental
Orchestral
Finnish contemporary

Series
Compilations

Features
CD with liner notes in Finnish and English

Format:
CD

Released:
September 2011 (Finland)
October 2011 (internationally)

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1081-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195108123

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Track listing

CD
70:32
Concerto for Birds and Orchestra "Cantus Arcticus" (1972)
19:27
1
I. The Bog
6:51

2
II. Melancholy
4:17

3
III. Swans Migrating
8:10


Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (2001)
4
II. Adagio assai
7:23


Autumn Gardens (1999)
5
III. Giocoso e leggiero
10:32


Manhattan Trilogy (2004)
6
I. Daydreams
8:15


Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 "Gift of Dreams" (1998)
7
III. Energico
5:59


Symphony No. 7 "Angel of Light" (1994)
8
III. Come un sogno
10:14


9
Apotheosis (1996)
7:51


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Press review

I'm sure that this neatly selected series of works will whet the appetite of those yet to experience Rautavaara's music.
Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb-International.com, December 2011

Complete description

This mid-price CD compilation couples the greatest orchestral hits by Einojuhani Rautavaara, who is 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 the Grammy-nominated seventh symphony Angel of Light (ODE 869-2).

Also included is Apotheosis with Swedish RSO and Mikko Franck (ODE 1002-2). Finnish film maker Aki Kaurismäki chose this 8-minute recording for the soundtrack of his latest comedy-drama film Le Havre (2011).

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