Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928–2016) was a Finnish composer renowned for his diverse contributions to classical music. Following in the footsteps of Jean Sibelius, Rautavaara's compositions encompass eight symphonies, nine operas, twelve concertos, chamber works, and vocal pieces. His artistic journey transitioned through neoclassical, avant-garde, neo-romantic, and post-modern phases. Noteworthy works include the First Piano Concerto, Cantus Arcticus, and the seventh symphony, Angel of Light. His legacy is marked by an exploration of mysticism and metaphysical themes through his compositions.