[ Naxos / CD ]
Release Date: Sunday 13 April 2008
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"This is a very well-balanced ensemble, and Naxos has captured them in excellent sound."
(AudAud.com May 2008)
"Inkinen once again produces a refined interpretation with crystal-clear detail." (Gramophone)
During the last decade Einojuhani Rautavaara has become one of the internationally most popular and frequently performed Finnish composers. The Eighth Symphony, Rautavaara's most recent, includes a second movement Scherzo which is among the most propulsive and concentrated pieces of his later output. Manhattan Trilogy (2003-2005) was described by The New York Times, following its world première at Carnegie Hall, as "a reminiscence of the hopes and anxieties of his student years… The outer movements, Daydreams and Dawn, are cast in consonant but freely modulating chord progressions, with achingly beautiful solo lines darting through the thick textures. Even the central Nightmares movement, though darker and more freely dissonant, often has a lush quality."
Symphony No. 8, "The Journey"