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RAUTAVAARA: Cantus Arcticus / Piano Concerto No. 1 / Symphony No. 3

Composer(s):Rautavaara, Einojuhani
Artist(s) Lintu, Hannu, Conductor • Royal Scottish National OrchestraMikkola, Laura, piano
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.554147
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps


Review By Marco del Vaglio,CIEMME,

"...the pianist Laura Mikkola is exceptional and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Hannu Lintu, play with cohesion and a versatility matched by few orchestras anywhere."

Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

The Cantus arcticus (1972) uses taped Arctic bird-cries against an evocative orchestral background. The Third Symphony (1959–60) has genuine breadth and space. Rautavaara speaks of it as being ‘freely constructed and emphatically tonal’. It has a strong feeling for nature. The later Piano Concerto No. 1 (1969) has a certain neo-romantic feel to it. Laura Mikkola is a fervent exponent of it, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Hannu Lintu play with real commitment and are well recorded.


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