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Childhood

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Monday 06 October 2008

To coincide with the eightieth birthday of Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, Donald Macleod presents a survey of his life and music, with excerpts specially recorded for the programme by Rautavaara himself. He begins with a look at the formative experiences of Rautavaara's childhood.

Independence Fanfare
Aki Valimaki, Jouko Harjanne and Jorma Rautakoski (trumpets)
Valtteri Malmivirta (trombone)
Ondine, ODE 957-2, track 7

Shall I compare thee (3 Sonnets of Shakespeare)
Gabriel Suovanan (baritone)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Leif Segerstam (conductor)
Ondine, ODE 1085-2, track 3

Cantus Arcticus - Concerto for Birds and Orchestra
Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Max Pommer (conductor)
Ondine, ODE 747-2, tracks 1-3

Prelude and Fugue (first of a set of two)
David Pereira (cello)
Ian Munro (piano)
Tall Poppies, TP156, track 1

A Requiem in Our Time
Brass Partout
Hermann Baumer (director)
BIS, BIS-CD-1054, tracks 1-4.

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