Rautavaara, Einojuhani

Music in Print

Rautavaara, Finland’s pre-eminent living composer, writes in a contemporary but disciplined idiom and has achieved his greatest success in this decade through acclaimed recordings of his large-scale orchestral works. He studied first at the University of Helsinki and the Sibelius Academy before going to New York to study with Aaron Copland and Roger Sessions. Since then, he has won many prizes and his works have been featured at ISCM festivals in Strasbourg, Amsterdam and Helsinki. In 1965, he was awarded the Sibelius Prize and in 1971 he received the honorary nomination of Art Professor. He is Professor of Composition at the Sibelius Academy and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.