Release Date: 01/01/04
Like many Finnish composers before him, Rautavaara took inspiration from the national folk epic, the Kalevala. But for t
Like many Finnish composers before him, Rautavaara took inspiration from the national folk epic, the Kalevala. But for this 1995 piece he turned to a poem by his compatriot Aleksis Kivi (1834â1872). âLintukotoâ describes an imaginary island idyll thronged with migrating birds (âLintukotoâ literally means âbird homeâ). Rautavaara calls it a âhaven of happinessâ; Kivi calls it âthe Isle of Blissâ. Rautavaaraâs intention was not to follow the narrative of the poem but instead to reflect âits atmosphere, its âscentââ.Seppo Pohjola has gone through a variety of styles in his musical career. He began as a strict Modernist, progressed towards Expressionism and took on board Romantic influences before ending up in the early 2000s in (a reformed brand of) Modernism again. Osmo Tapio RÃ¤ihÃ¤lÃ¤ describes the end result thus: âThe ânewâ Pohjola often anchors his style in a frenetic pulse through which he builds musical processes.â His output has evolved from small, concise works towards broader arcs and ensembles, including a symphony orchestra. In the 2000s, he also began to write vocal music, from choral works to chamber opera.
|Label: Alba Records|
|Run Time: 60 mins|
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