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Symphony No. 8 (Rautavaara)

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Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara wrote his Symphony No. 8, subtitled The Journey, in 1999. The total playing time is approximately 28 minutes.

Contents

Movements

  1. Adagio assai - Andante assai
  2. Feroce -
  3. Tranquillo
  4. Con grandezza - Sciolto - Tempo I

Instrumentation

Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, 4 tom-toms, cymbal (suspended), gong (30"), 3 tam-tams, 2 harps, strings.

Premiere

Philadelphia Orchestra / Wolfgang Sawallisch, April 27, 2000

Recordings

Rautavaara's symphony has been recorded four times since 1999.

References

Symphony No. 8 (Rautavaara) Wikipedia


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