Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928–2016)
Allegretto from Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 46
by James Jaffe
Einojuhani Rautavaara was the leading Finnish composer of his generation. He brings a sense of landscape to everything he writes. However in this particular movement he shows an uncharacteristically funny side. He slides into quotes of a Bach keyboard work several times through the piece.