Aulis Sallinen

Born 9 April 1935.
Aulis Sallinen


Aulis Sallinen (born April 9, 1935 in Salmi) is a Finnish contemporary classical music composer. His music has been variously described as "remorselessly harsh", a "beautifully crafted amalgam of several 20th-century styles", and "neo-romantic". Sallinen studied at the Sibelius Academy, where his teachers included Joonas Kokkonen. He has had works commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, and has also written 6 operas, 8 symphonies, concertos for violin, cello, flute, horn and English horn as well as several chamber works. He won the Nordic Council Music Prize in 1978 for his opera Ratsumies (The Horseman).

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The King Goes Forth to France

    The King Goes Forth to France 2006

    Reviewed by Andrew McGregor
    Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen calls this work 'a fairy tale for grown-ups' - it...
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