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Piece of the week (March 2nd)

This week’s piece is by the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928) who has written an works in a bewildering range of styles, experimenting extensively with serialism and electronic music but at the  same time producing some hauntingly beautiful and accessible works. The Seventh Symphony (“Angel of Light”) is perhaps one of his best known pieces outside Finland. The glistening and transparent high string chords that begin the second movement are particularly memorable:

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