Ancient Rubaiyat poetry (trans. Edward FitzGerald) (E)
Wigmore Hall, London
Gerald Finley, bar / Julius Drake, pft /
"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."