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Rautavaara: Complete Works for Male Choir


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. 

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