Finnish composerDied when: 87 years 292 days (1053 months)
Star Sign: Libra
Einojuhani Rautavaara (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈei̯nojuhɑni ˈrɑu̯tɑʋɑːrɑ]; 9 October 1928 – 27 July 2016) was a Finnish composer of classical music.
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).