Kaija Saariaho

Born 14 October 1952
Kaija Saariaho
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1952-10-14
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Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho Biography (Wikipedia)

Kaija Anneli Saariaho (née Laakkonen, born 14 October 1952) is a Finnish composer based in Paris, France.

Saariaho studied composition in Helsinki, Freiburg and Paris, where she has lived since 1982. Her research at the Institute for Research and Coordination Acoustic (IRCAM) marked a turning point in her music away from strict serialism towards spectralism. Her characteristically rich, polyphonic textures are often created by combining live music and electronics.

During the course of her career, Saariaho has received commissions from the Lincoln Center for the Kronos Quartet and from IRCAM for the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the BBC, the New York Philharmonic, the Salzburg Music Festival, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and the Finnish National Opera, among others.

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Trans - concerto for harp and orchestra
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Trans - concerto for harp and orchestra
Kaija Saariaho
Maan varjot (excerpt)
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Maan varjot (excerpt)
Kaija Saariaho
Emilie - V Contre l'oubli (Against oblivion)
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Emilie - V Contre l'oubli (Against oblivion)
Kaija Saariaho
Sydan (4 Leino Songs for Soprano and Orchestra)
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Sydan (4 Leino Songs for Soprano and Orchestra)
Kaija Saariaho
Terrestre for flute & ensemble
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Terrestre for flute & ensemble

Terrestre for flute & ensemble

Performer
Kate Walter
Conductor
Aaron Holloway-Nahum
Ensemble
Riot Ensemble
Kaija Saariaho
L'Oiseau, de tous nos consanguins
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L'Oiseau, de tous nos consanguins
Kaija Saariaho
Graal theatre
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Graal theatre
Kaija Saariaho
Orion : Winter Sky (excerpt)
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Orion : Winter Sky (excerpt)

Orion : Winter Sky (excerpt)

Performer
Orchestre de Paris, Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)
Kaija Saariaho
Notes on Light for cello and orchestra: 1st mvt - Translucent, secret
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Notes on Light for cello and orchestra: 1st mvt - Translucent, secret
Kaija Saariaho
Notes on light for cello and orchestra by Kaija Saariaho
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Notes on light for cello and orchestra by Kaija Saariaho
Kaija Saariaho
Orion - 2nd mvt
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Orion - 2nd mvt
Kaija Saariaho
True Fire (UK premiere)
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True Fire (UK premiere)
Kaija Saariaho
Papillon no.2 (Leggiere, molto espressivo) from 7 Papillons for cello
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Papillon no.2 (Leggiere, molto espressivo) from 7 Papillons for cello
Kaija Saariaho
Quartet (Terra Memoria) For Strings
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Quartet (Terra Memoria) For Strings
Kaija Saariaho
Die Aussicht
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Die Aussicht

Die Aussicht

Ensemble
Meta4
Kaija Saariaho
Uberzeugung
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Uberzeugung

Uberzeugung

Choir
Norwegian Soloists Choir
Kaija Saariaho
Pres 1.
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Pres 1.
Kaija Saariaho
Nuits, adieux (Be in the Audience)
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Nuits, adieux (Be in the Audience)
Kaija Saariaho
Notes on Light: Eclipse (extract)
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Notes on Light: Eclipse (extract)
Kaija Saariaho
... A la Fumee
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... A la Fumee
Gabriella Swallow
Spins and Spells (excerpt)
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Spins and Spells (excerpt)
Kaija Saariaho
Maan varjot (1st mvt)
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Maan varjot (1st mvt)
Kaija Saariaho
Emilie
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Emilie
Kaija Saariaho
Mirrors III
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Mirrors III
Kaija Saariaho
Dolce tormento
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Dolce tormento
Kaija Saariaho
Circle map for orchestra
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Circle map for orchestra
Kaija Saariaho
L'Aile du Songe
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L'Aile du Songe
Kaija Saariaho
Ballade
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Ballade
Kaija Saariaho
Spins and Spells
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Spins and Spells
Kaija Saariaho
Laterna Magica (The Magic Lantern) for large orchestra
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Laterna Magica (The Magic Lantern) for large orchestra
Kaija Saariaho
Quatre instants for soprano and orchestra: i. Attente – Longing
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Quatre instants for soprano and orchestra: i. Attente – Longing
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Circle Map
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Circle Map
Susanna Mälkki
BASCA LIC Kaija Saariaho Circle Map
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BASCA LIC Kaija Saariaho Circle Map
Kaija Saariaho
Oi Kuu (To The Moon)
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Oi Kuu (To The Moon)

Oi Kuu (To The Moon)

Performer
Louise McMonagle (cello)
Tom Lessels (bass clarinet)
Meta4 & Kaija Saariaho
Nymphea for quartet and electronics
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Nymphea for quartet and electronics

Nymphea for quartet and electronics

Performer
Meta4 & Kaija Saariaho
Minna Pensola, Kaija Saariaho & Anna Laakso
Tocar
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Tocar

Tocar

Performer
Minna Pensola, Kaija Saariaho & Anna Laakso
Vertavo Quartet & Kaija Saariaho
Terra memoria
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Terra memoria

Terra memoria

Performer
Vertavo Quartet & Kaija Saariaho
Kaija Saariaho
Notes on Light (extract)
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Notes on Light (extract)

Notes on Light (extract)

Performer
Anssi Karttunen, Orchestre de Paris, Christoph Eschenbach
Kaija Saariaho
Sept papillons for cello
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Sept papillons for cello
Kaija Saariaho
4 Leino songs for soprano and orchestra
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4 Leino songs for soprano and orchestra
Kaija Saariaho
Notes on light for cello and orchestra
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Notes on light for cello and orchestra
Kaija Saariaho
D'Om Le Vrai Sens
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D'Om Le Vrai Sens
Kaija Saariaho
Translucent, secret
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Translucent, secret
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