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Einojuhani Rautavaara

Finnish composer

Died when: 87 years 292 days (1053 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Einojuhani Rautavaara

Einojuhani Rautavaara (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈei̯nojuhɑni ˈrɑu̯tɑʋɑːrɑ] (); 9 October 1928 – 27 July 2016) was a Finnish composer of classical music.

He is among the most notable Finnish composers since Jean Sibelius (1865–1957).Rautavaara wrote a great number of works spanning various styles.

These include eight symphonies, nine operas and twelve concertos, as well as numerous vocal and chamber works.Having written early works using 12-tone serial techniques, his later music may be described as neo-romantic and mystical.

His major works include his first piano concerto (1969), Cantus Arcticus (1972) and his seventh symphony, Angel of Light (1994).


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