Author Topic: Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952)  (Read 9413 times)

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Offline TheGSMoeller

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Re: Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952)
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2017, 12:18:32 PM »
BUMP!

Sorry. I want to comment on here but don't have time now, so this way it's easier for me to find this thread later. 
And BTW, I'm a new fan of Saariaho!

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Re: Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952)
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2017, 06:21:54 PM »
BUMP!

Sorry. I want to comment on here but don't have time now, so this way it's easier for me to find this thread later. 
And BTW, I'm a new fan of Saariaho!

Great to hear! Here is a very cool piece of hers I have come across only this year:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Z8DoHd3AUds" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Z8DoHd3AUds</a>

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Re: Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952)
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2017, 06:29:06 PM »
Great to hear! Here is a very cool piece of hers I have come across only this year:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Z8DoHd3AUds" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Z8DoHd3AUds</a>

Great! Thanks, Jessop.

I've been making my way through the below box set. And I'm starting to hear the different phases of her compositional career.


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Re: Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952)
« Reply #43 on: November 09, 2018, 03:24:02 PM »
I'm happy to announce the release of a new recording of Saariaho's music. Violinist Jennifer Koh tackles the following works:

- Tocar for violin and piano (with Nicolas Hodges, piano)
- Cloud Trio for string trio (with Hsin-Yun Huang, viola and Wilhelmina Smith, cello)
- Light and Matter for piano trio (with Nicolas Hodges, piano and Anssi Karttunen, cello)
- Aure for violin and cello (with Anssi Karttunen, cello)
- Graal théâtre for violin and chamber orchestra (with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, led by Conner Gray Covington)

I urge any fan of Saariaho's music and/or great violin playing to listen to this recording. It's absolutely stunning in every respect.



I haven't written to this thread yet, and there's a lot I have to say about Saariaho's music, but I'll keep it short this time. I love her music, and many of her works remain great favourites of mine: L'amour de loin, Notes on Light, D'Om le vrai sens, Mirage, La passion de Simone... The list goes on and on. I've been fortunate enough to catch a few Finnish premieres of her work. I'm eagerly looking forward to any new recordings...