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Rautavaara - Complete Works For Male Choir / Matti Hyokki, Yl Male Voice Choir, Et Al


Release Date: 10/14/2008 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1125   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti HyökkiPasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice ChoirTalla Vocal Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



This comprehensive, magnificently sung collection has the field to itself

For Rautavaara completists, this will be an essential buy, containing as it does much that's not available elsewhere. It should find a far wider audience, though. Rich in inspiration, fabulously sung and addictive in the listening, this shows off the composer - just turned 80 - in wonderfully imaginative form. One to return to.

-- Gramophone [1/2009]


This comprehensive, magnificently sung collection has the field to itself

For Rautavaara completists, this will be an essential buy, containing as it does much that's not available elsewhere. It should find a far wider audience, though. Rich in inspiration, fabulously sung and addictive in the listening, this shows off the composer - just turned 80 - in wonderfully imaginative form. One to return to.

-- Gramophone [1/2009]
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Singer by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Autumn at the River Mouth by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1965).
Composition revised: Finland (1995). 
3.
Preludes (2) for Chorus after T. S. Eliot by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: USA (1956).
Composition revised: Finland (1967). 
4.
Psalms (2) for Chorus by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1968).
Composition revised: Finland (1971). 
5.
Ave Maria by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6.
A Book of Life by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Finland 
Length: 26 Minutes 33 Secs. 
7.
Legend by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
8.
Leaves Are Leaves by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9.
Serenades (4) for Chorus by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Finland 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
10.
Hammarskjöld-fragment by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11.
The Fox and the Sick Cockerel by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
12.
Joulun virsi, elämän virsi by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1953).
Composition revised: Finland (1978).
Composition revised: Finland (1995). 
13.
Songs (4) from Aleksis Kivi for Male Choir by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 12 Minutes 12 Secs. 
14.
Andy from the Big House by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15.
Hallin Janne by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
16.
Romances (4) from the Opera Rasputin by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Matti Hyökki,  Pasi Hyökki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  YL Male Voice Choir,  Talla Vocal Ensemble
Written: Finland 
Length: 9 Minutes 3 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Laulaja (The Singer)
Syksy virran suussa (Autumn at the River Mouth)
2 Preludes: No. 1. Winter Evening
2 Preludes: No. 2. The Morning Comes
Psalm 23
Psalm 130
Ave Maria
Joulun virsi (Christmas Hymn)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 1. Kindheit (Childhood)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 2. Ma boheme (My Bohemian Life)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 3. L'Amoureuse (One in Love)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 4. Vanitas! Vanitatum vanitas (Turhuuksien turhuus)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 5. Hope Is the Thing With Feathers (Toivo on hoyhenpukuinen)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 6. Are You Ready? (Tahdotko)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 7. Huojuva keula (The Swaying Prow)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 8. Le Bain (Swimming)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 9. Me emme kuole koskaan (We Shall Never Die)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 10. Sa var det (So it was)
Elaman kirja (A Book of Life): No. 11. Song of Myself (Laulu itsestani)
4 Songs from the Opera Aleksis Kivi: No. 1. Ikavyys (Melancholy)
4 Songs from the Opera Aleksis Kivi: No. 2. Olven kunnia (The Glory of Beer)
4 Songs from the Opera Aleksis Kivi: No. 3. Oravan laulu (The Squirrel)
4 Songs from the Opera Aleksis Kivi: No. 4. Sydameni laulu (Song of My Heart)
Legenda
Lehdet lehtia (Leaves are Leaves)
4 Serenadia: No. 1. Serenade fur meine Frau (Serenade to My Wife)
4 Serenadia: No. 2. La mort des pauvres (Serenade to Death)
4 Serenadia: No. 3. Serenadien serenadi (Serenade of Serenades)
4 Serenadia: No. 4. Serenadi oluelle (Serenade to Beer)
Hammarskjold-fragment
Isontalon Antti Rannanjarvi (Andy from the Big House)
Hallin Janne
Kettu ja sairas kukko (The Fox and the Sick Cockerel)
4 Romanssia oopperasta Rasputin (4 Romances from the Opera Rasputin): No. 1. Lavitse kimmeltavan yon (Through the Glimmering Night)
4 Romanssia oopperasta Rasputin (4 Romances from the Opera Rasputin): No. 2. Kaukana on minun maani (Far Away Lies My Husband)
4 Romanssia oopperasta Rasputin (4 Romances from the Opera Rasputin): No. 3. Troikka kiitaa (The Troika Speeds)
4 Romanssia oopperasta Rasputin (4 Romances from the Opera Rasputin): No. 4. Kuu kelmea vain virtaan kuvastuu (Moonlight is Pale Upon the River)

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