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Einojuhani Rautavaara

Einojuhani Rautavaara

Einojuhani Rautavaara Photo: Ceative Commons

Born Helsinki 9 October 1928
Died Helsinki 27 July 2016

Former Artistic Manager of the Auckland Philharmonia, Anthony Ernst, gives an introduction to this great Finnish composer, the successor of Sibelius, who synthesised his own philosophical bent with the spirit of Finland to create music that is some of the greatest of our age.

RAUTAVAARA: Cantus Arcticus, Concerto for birds & orchestra
Performers: Helsinki Phil, Leif Segerstam
Label: Ondine ODE 1041

10:05 Resound 2016

Andra Patterson

Andra Patterson Photo: Supplied

A collaboration between RNZ and SOUNZ to give past recordings of works by NZ composers new life.

Eight programmes introduced by Kenneth Young.

(8) ROBERT BURCH: Essay to the Memory of Dmitri Shostakovich - Andrew Joyce (cello), Richard Mapp (pno) (new RNZ recording made in 2014); ANDRA PATTERSON: Maju Terus - Gamelan Padhang Moncar, Victoria University Choir and Orch/Peter Walls; HELEN BOWATER: Swansong - Christopher Hutton (cello); JACK BODY: Five Melodies (4 movements) - Margaret Nielsen (pno) (RNZ)

11:00 New Music Dreams

EDUARD ARTEMYEV: Soundtrack from the film, Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
Eduard Artemyev (ANS synthesiser)
Toei Music Publishing Co. TMP-2003

Edward Artemev talks about working on soundtracks for Tarkovsky's films:

EDUARD ARTEMYEV: Homage to A. Tarkovsky
Eduard Artemyev (electronics)
Torso Kino CD5001