Rautavaara: Symphony No. 7, Angel of Light - Dances With Winds, Op. 69 - Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61
Osmo Vänskä, Lahti Symphony Orchestra & Petri Alanko
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The Finnish master’s spiritual, sobering penultimate symphony glistens under the baton of Osmo Vänska, expanding with intense swells, contracting with glassy tranquility. The symphony operates in polished waves, its beautifully dissonant “Molto Allegro” sounding like lush, energetic Stravinsky, while the “Come un Sogno” is a transporting study in glacial progressions.
Born: February 28, 1953 in Sääminki
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