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Title: The 8 Symphonies
Otros títulos: Symphonies No. 7 “Angel of Light” & No. 8 “The Journey”
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Leif Segerstam
Código CDU: Raut.02
Forma Musical: Symphonies
Abstract: Einojuhani Rautavaara is the best-known composer in contemporary Finnish music. He began to study at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in the late1940s, but his professional career didn't begin until 1954 when his orchestral A Requiem in Our Time won a competition sponsored by Thor Johnson, then conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. That same year Rautavaara entered an advanced course in music composition with Aarre Merikanto and attracted the attention of Sibelius himself, who in 1955 recommended that Rautavaara be awarded a Tanglewood scholarship to study at the Julliard School for one year. In the United States Rautavaara studied with Aaron Copland and Roger Sessions, and once back in Europe, he completed his course of study in Switzerland with Wladimir Vogel and in Cologne with Rudolf Petzold. Rautavaara, paraphrasing a statement usually made in reference to American politics, has said "If an artist is not a modernist when he is young, he has no heart. And if he is a ...


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1. I Symphony N ... of light' - Tranquillo.mp3 12:04 16.55Mb Unknown mp3
2. II Symphony ... light' - Molto Allegro.mp3 5:53 8.078Mb Unknown mp3
3. III Symphony ... light' - Come un sogno.mp3 10:15 14.05Mb Unknown mp3
4. IV Symphony ... ' - Pesante(Cantabile).mp3 9:39 13.24Mb Unknown mp3
5. I Symphony N ... urney' - Adagio assai.mp3 11:27 15.71Mb Unknown mp3
6 - 7. II - III ... - (Feroce, Tranquillo).mp3 9:01 12.36Mb Unknown mp3
8. IV Symphony ... urney' - Con grandezza.mp3 8:36 11.80Mb Unknown mp3
Symphony No. 7 'Angel of light' - Completo.wav 37:40 380.2Mb WAV audio wav
Symphony No. 8 'The journey' - Completo.wav 28:57 292.2Mb WAV audio wav

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