Einojuhani Rautavaara. Jean Sibelius Quartet. 7. III. Vivace assai (Alla giga). Einojuhani Rautavaara. String Quartet No. 2, Op. 12. 8. I. Moderato.
The String Quintet "Unknown Heavens" (1997) began as a commission for a string quartet, but Rautavaara felt the need for an extra cello. There are some interesting matters here, especially the Andalucian-Tetouan type playing and decent dramatic arc, but one can feel that Rautavaara is holding back from writing anything more adventurous. He's content just to write out another piece that's basically indistinguishable from "Book of Visions", "Isle of Bliss", or the Eighth Symphony in its musical material, differing only in scoring and tempo
Tracklist: Einojuhani Rautavaara 1-4 String Quintet 'Les cieux inconnues' (Unknown Heavens), 1997 5-7 String Quartet N. 'Quartettino', 1952 8-11 String Quartet N., 1958 Performers: Jean Sibelius Quartet Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello 1-4 Here we encounter not one Rautavaara, but three: th. Unknown Heavens takes its name from an earlier work for male chorus, which Rautavaara quotes, initially in the second bar of the first movement ('when the second violin answers the question opposed by the first,' as Rautavaara writes), many times thereafter, and then significantly revised at the start of the fourth movement. The third begins as a cello duet, sure justification of why five players are employed where the Kuhmo Music Festival originally commissioned a piece for four. The work seemed to acquire a will of its own,' writes Rautavaara.
CD 1. Einojuhani Rautavaara Composer. String Quintet ('Unknown Heavens') Work. Jan-Erik Gustafsson Cello, Jean Sibelius Quartet String Quartet. 1. ovement 1. 8:40. 2. ovement 2. 6:04. Jean Sibelius Quartet String Quartet.
Album · 1998 · 11 Songs. 2: I. 9. 2: II. Allegro. 10. 2: III. Adagio. 11. 2: IV. Animato.
Einojuhani Rautavaara (9 October 1928 – 27 July 2016) was a Finnish composer of classical music. He was one of the most notable Finnish composers after Jean Sibelius. Rautavaara wrote a great number of works spanning various styles. Having written early works using 12-tone serial techniques, his later music may be described as neo-romantic and mystical. Major works include Cantus Arcticus and Symphony No. 7 "Angel of Light". String Quintet "Unknown Heavens", String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (Jean Sibelius Quartet). String Quintet "Unknown Heavens": I. String Quintet "Unknown Heavens": II. String Quintet "Unknown Heavens": III. String Quintet "Unknown Heavens": IV. 1: I. Presto. 1: II. Andante. 1: III.
1 and 2. By Einojuhani Rautavaara, Jan-Erik Gustafsson. String Quintet, "Les Cieux Inconnues" (Unknown Heavens): I. - - Jean Sibelius Quartet. String Quintet, "Les Cieux Inconnues" (Unknown Heavens): II. 3. String Quintet, "Les Cieux Inconnues" (Unknown Heavens): III. 4. String Quintet, "Les Cieux Inconnues" (Unknown Heavens): IV. 5. 1, "Quartettino": I. Presto - Jean.
The song 'String Quintet 'Unknown Heavens': . by Einojuhani Rautavaara has a tempo of 100 beats per minute (BPM) on 'String Quintet 'Unknown Heavens', String Quartets 1 & 2. Summer Thoughts: Works for Violin and Piano. 4: Movement 3. The Preludes of T. S. Eliot: 2. The Morning Comes. Complete Works for Male Choir. Get the Tempo of more than 6 Million songs.
|String Quintet ("Unknown Heavens")|
|1||Movement 1||Jean Sibelius Quartet||8:44|
|2||Movement 2||Jean Sibelius Quartet||6:10|
|3||Movement 3||Jean Sibelius Quartet||5:22|
|4||Movement 4||Jean Sibelius Quartet||5:21|
|String Quartet No.1 ("Quartettino")|
|5||I. Presto||Jean Sibelius Quartet||3:03|
|6||II. Andante||Jean Sibelius Quartet||5:27|
|7||III. Vivace assai (Alla giga)||Jean Sibelius Quartet||2:52|
|String Quartet No. 2, Op. 12|
|8||I. Moderato||Jean Sibelius Quartet||6:06|
|9||II. Allegro||Jean Sibelius Quartet||3:48|
|10||III. Adagio||Jean Sibelius Quartet||8:33|
|11||IV. Animato||Jean Sibelius Quartet||6:22|
CreditsStefan Bremer - Photography
Anja Fantapie - Liner Note Translation
Jan-Erik Gustafsson - Cello
Pekka Hepoluhta - Cover Painting
Jean Sibelius Quartet - Primary Artist, String Quartet
Reijo Kiilunen - Executive Producer
Enno Maemets - Engineer
Antti Metsaranta - Cover Design
Einojuhani Rautavaara - Liner Notes
Jurgen Schielke - Liner Note Translation
Seppo Siirala - Producer
Susan Sinisalo - Liner Note Translation