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Content
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Cantus Arcticus
Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

Artists

Genres
Orchestral
Finnish contemporary

Features
Booklet with liner notes written by Kalevi Aho, in English, German and Finnish

Format:
CD

Released:
October 1998 (re-release)
July 1990 (original release)

Catalogue No.:
ODE 747-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195074725

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Track listing

CD
65:15
Concerto for Birds and Orchestra "Cantus Arcticus" (1972)
17:10
1
I. The Bog
6:48

2
II. Melancholy
3:51

3
III. Swans Migrating
6:35


Symphony No. 4 "Arabescata" (1962)
16:33
4
I.
3:07

5
II.
5:00

6
III.
2:58

7
IV.
5:19


8
Symphony No. 5 (1986)
31:32


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Press review

Few contemporary symphonic composers deserve as high acclaim as Einojuhani Rautavaara. (...) Not since the Sallinen Third Symphony have I been as impressed with a new symphony as I am with No. 5. A truly great masterpiece.
Lewis M. Smoley, American Record Guide, July/August 1991

Rautavaara (...) vermag mit allen stilistischen Mittlen (...) seinen Werken eine suggestive Anschaulichkeit zu geben. (...) Das Leipziger Radio-Symphonie-Orchester unter Max Pommer musiziert auf allerhöchstem Niveau.
Giselher Schubert, Fono Forum, April 1991

Devant ce disque remarquable, on ne peut que souhaiter que Pommer nous donne à entendre d'autres partitions de ce grand musicien.
Franck Mallet, Le Monde de la Musique/Télérama, Mars 1991

Complete description

This CD features one of the most frequently performed Finnish orchestral works of all time, Cantus Arcticus - Concerto for Birds and Orchestra by Einojuhani Rautavaara, which is coupled with Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5.

This release is the second volume in a cycle featuring the complete symphonies by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. The recordings were made in Leipzig in 1989/1990, with the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra led by its then Chief Conductor Max Pommer, and originally released in July 1990.

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