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Music Text

Ancient Rubaiyat poetry (trans. Edward FitzGerald) (E)

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Boosey & Hawkes

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World Premiere
Wigmore Hall, London
Gerald Finley, bar / Julius Drake, pft /
Press Quotes

"Rautavaara's characteristic sound-worlds – by turns mystical, meditative, rhapsodic – are a fitting complement to Khayyám's lyric quatrains which, rather than delineating a narrative, present the profound feelings and philosophical reflections of the poet on subjects such as religion, lvoe and death."
Opera Today

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Gerald Finley/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/John Storgårds
Ondine ODE 1274-2

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