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Einojuhani Rautavaara

(b. 1928)


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(b Helsinki, 1928).

Finnish composer. Dir., Käpylä Mus. Sch., Helsinki, 1965–6, lect. in mus. Sibelius Acad. from 1966 (prof. of orch. 1976–90). Comps. incl. 10 operas, incl. The Mine (1957–8, 1960/3), Apollo contra Marsyas (1970), Thomas (1982–5), The House of the Sun (1989–90), Aleksis Kivi (1995–6), Rasputin (2001–2); The Temptations, ballet (1969); 8 syms. (1956–99); 4 pf. concs. (No.0, 1955, No.1, 1969, No.2, 1988–9, No.3, 1998); vc. conc. (1968); fl. conc. (1975); vn. conc. (1977); db. conc. (Angel at Dusk) (1980); Isle of Bliss, str. (1995); Adagio celeste, orch. (2000); Manhattan Trilogy, orch. (2002–5); Book of Visions, orch. (2004); 4 str. qts. (1952, 1958, 1965, 1975); Autumn Garden, chamber orch. (1999); Requiem in our Time (1953); Daughter of the Sea, sop., ch., orch. (1970); Nirvana Dharma, sop., ch., fl. (1979); 4 Songs to Poems of Aleksis Kivi, unacc. male ch. (1998–2005); The Trip, bar./mez., pf. (1977); In my Beloved's Garden, song‐cycle, v., pf. (1983–7); Die Liebenden, song‐cycle, v., str. qt. (1958–9, arr. 2001); Serenades of the Unicorn, gui. (1977); Wedding March, org. (1984); Passionale, pf. (2002).

Subjects: Music.


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