Rautavaara Symphony no. 3

performed by the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under Max Pommer (in what I believe is the world premiere recording, maybe) second, third and fourth movements (cover image by Teddy Kelley) Einojuhani Rautavaara has been on the blog before. In fact, … Continue reading Rautavaara Symphony no. 3

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)