Einojuhani Rautavaara: Solo Songs 1

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Solo Songs 1

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Solo Songs 1

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The vocal works of Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016) have been inspired by poets both Finnish and foreign, but above all Rainer Maria Rilke. Rautavaara has himself written the texts for some of his songs.

Volume 1 of the Solo Songs contains the early songs, such as the popular Three Sonnets of Shakespeare, Fünf Sonette an Orpheus and Die Liebenden. Volume 2 covers the period from the late 1970s to the 1990s and includes songs from the operas Thomas and Aleksis Kivi. All the texts in Finnish and Swedish have been translated into English.

The edition includes the songs in their original keys.


  • Voice/piano: Album, 23 songs
  • ISMN 979-0-55009-504-5
  • Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Editor: Tarja Taurula
  • Print year:
  • Format: Paperback / Softback
  • Language: Multiple languages, Finnish, Swedish, English and German
  • Lenght: 91 pages
  • Product subject: Vocal works
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Works for voice with piano accompaniment composed by Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016):

Three Sonnets of Shakespeare:
1. That Time of Year
2. When I Do Count the Clock
3. Shall I Compare Thee

Pyhiä päiviä / Sacred Feasts:
1. Suuri pitkäperjantai / The Great Good Friday
2. Iltarukous / Evening Prayer
3. Kynttilänpäivä / Candlemas
4. Joulun virsi - elämän virsi / Hymn of Christmas - Hymn of Life

Fünf Sonette an Orpheus:
1. Da stieg ein Baum
2. Und fast ein Mädchen wars
3. Ein Gott vermags
4. O ihr Zärtlichen
5. Errichtet keinen Denkstein

Die Liebenden:
1. Liebes-Lied
2. Der Schauende
3. Die Liebende
4. Der Tod der Geliebten

Guds väg / God's Way
1. Guds väg / God's Way
2. Barnet / The Child
3. Pingst / Pentecost
4. Dröm i katedralen / Dream in the Cathedral

Maailman uneen / Dream World:
1. October
2. Viatonten valssi / Waltz of the Innocents
3. Tulen / I Approach Thee

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