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Einojuhani Rautavaara: Rubáiyát - Balada - Canto V - 4 Songs from the Opera ""Rasputin
Mika Pohjonen, Gerald Finley
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Rubáiyát - Balada - Canto V - 4 Songs from the Opera ""Rasputin
Genres: Opera & Classical Vocal, Classical
 
This recording includes the world premiere recordings of four works by the celebrated Finnish contemporary composer Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928). Rubáiyát (2015) is a song cycle based on the poetry of Omar Khayyam. The ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mika Pohjonen, Gerald Finley
Title: Einojuhani Rautavaara: Rubáiyát - Balada - Canto V - 4 Songs from the Opera ""Rasputin
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Label: Naxos of America, Inc.
Release Date: 5/13/2016
Genres: Opera & Classical Vocal, Classical
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 761195127421

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This recording includes the world premiere recordings of four works by the celebrated Finnish contemporary composer Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928). Rubáiyát (2015) is a song cycle based on the poetry of Omar Khayyam. The work was written for Gerald Finley who in this recording sings the solo part of the orchestral version of the work. Balada (2014), based on texts by Lorca, is a large-scale work for tenor, choir and orchestra. Tenor Mika Pohjonen sings as the soloist. This cantata was premiered in Madrid in May 2015. Into the Heart of Light (Canto V; 2012) is the composer's latest installment in a series of works for string orchestra that share the title Canto. Rautavaara wrote his first Canto in the 1960s and each piece in the series have represented well the latest stylistic developments by the composer. This recording concludes with four dramatic songs from the opera Rasputin that were arranged by the composer for mixed choir and orchestra in 2012. In the last two decades the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted here by John Storgårds, has released several award-winning recordings of the music of Einojuhani Rautavaara.