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Rautavaara: Rubáiyát; Balada; Canto V; Rasputin Songs

ODE 1274-2

NEW RELEASE

Playing time: 59'29"
Tracks: 15
Booklet pages: 40
© 2016 Ondine Oy
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Rautavaara: Rubáiyát; Balada; Canto V; Rasputin Songs published on 23 November 2016

Gerald Finley, bass-baritone (1-9)
Mika Pohjonen, tenor (11)
Helsinki Music Centre Choir (11-15)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor

Einojuhani Rautavaara (born 1928):

Rubáiyát (2015) - song cycle for baritone and orchestra
1 I - Awake
2 Interlude 1
3 II - And lately
4 Interlude 2
5 III - Here with a Loaf of Bread
6 Interlude 3
7 IV - We are no other than a moving row
8 Interlude 4
9 V - Oh, make haste!

10 Into the Heart of Light (Canto V) (2012) for string orchestra

11 Balada (2014) for tenor, mixed choir and orchestra

Four Songs from the opera Rasputin (2012) for mixed choir and orchestra
12 Troikka kiitää (Troika trotting)
13 Koston aika (The day of vengeance)
14 En pelkää nyt (I fear not)
15 Loista, Siion, loista! (Shine, Zion, shine!)

Recorded 1-2 April 2015 (Rubáiyát, Canto V) and 7-10 October (Balada, Rasputin Songs) at Helsinki Music Centre, Finland

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