Classical 91.5

Einojuhani Rautavaara

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1941

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, October 20, 2019

October brings with it the birthdays of a veritable bouquet of composers of sacred choral and organ music from across the centuries – from Weelkes and Schutz, to Howells and Rautavaara. Join Peter DuBois as we listen to selections from a number of October birthday composers.


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1841

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, October 14, 2018

This week’s edition of With Heart and Voice will feature three prominent composers of sacred choral and organ music born in the month of October… Einojuhani Rautavaara who would have been 90 years old on October 9; and remembering Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Herbert Howells.


https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2016/07/28/487824438/eclectic-finnish-composer-einojuhani-rautavaara-dies-at-87

Eclectic Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara's music, A Requiem in Our Time, is featured on the March 21st broadcast.  Often considered the most important Finnish composer since Sibelius, you can learn more about Rautavaara in this NPR story after his passing in 2016.