Revisit: Rautavaara Symphony no. 1 (2003 version)

performed by the Belgium National Orchestra under Mikko Franck, or in the earlier two-movement version as below, by the Leipzig Radio Symphony under Max Pommer It’s another revisit. For some ridiculous reason, when this blog started, I took on works from composers … Continue reading Revisit: Rautavaara Symphony no. 1 (2003 version)

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 1 (2003 edition)

(I have written an updated article on this symphony in the few years since this original article. It can be found here, and I’d suggest reading it at least in addition to if not in place of what is below. For posterity, I’ve kept the original article as is.) Performed by the National Orchestra of Belgium under Mikko Franck (2006) This is far more modern than most other music I own or have listened to. It is Mr. Rautavaara’s first symphony, and according to the page about this album (Book of Visions) (there isn’t even a Wikipedia article about this … Continue reading Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 1 (2003 edition)