VA – Kaija Saariaho: Works for Orchestra [4 CD Box Set] (2012)


Title: Kaija Saariaho: Works for Orchestra
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Ondine
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (Image+.cue)
Total Time: 04:21:04 min
Total Size: 1 Gb

On the occasion of her 60th anniversary in 2012, this 4-CD collector's box contains recordings of fourteen orchestral works by Grammy-awarded Kaija Saariaho, many of them featuring vocal or instrumental soloists. This specially priced anthology highlights the Finnish composer's oeuvre from 1986 to 2007, a period that follows the evolution of her compositional style from the early days of her career to more recent times. The featured works have helped to cement Saariaho's international position as one of the most successful living composers and have garnered her several important awards along the way (Grawemeyer Award 2003, Musical America's Composer of the Year 2008, MIDEM Classical Award 2009, Wihuri Sibelius Prize 2009, Sonning Music Prize 2011). Kaija Saariaho has been the New York Carnegie Hall's Composer-in-Residence since the beginning of the 2011-12 Season.

The recordings were made between 1992 and 2008 have been previously released by Ondine to international popular and critical acclaim.

VA - Kaija Saariaho: Works for Orchestra [4 CD Box Set] (2012)

VA - Kaija Saariaho: Works for Orchestra [4 CD Box Set] (2012)
[1] Lichtbogen, for nine musicians and live electronics (1986)
[2] Grammaire des rêves (1988)
Anu Komsi soprano
Riikka Rantanen contralto
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
Hannu Lintu conductor
[3] Du cristal for symphony orchestra (1989-1990)
[4] ...à la fumée, for alto flute, cello and symphony orchestra (1990)
Petri Alanko alto flute
Anssi Karttunen cello
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen

[1] Caliban's Dream (1992)
Petteri Salomaa baritone
[2] Solar (1993)
[3]-[4] Graal théâtre, for solo violin and chamber orchestra (1997)
John Storgårds violin
[5] Miranda's Lament (1997)
Anu Komsi soprano
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
Hannu Lintu conductor

[1]-[7] Oltra mar (1998-99)
Tapiola Chamber Choi
[8]-[13] Nymphéa Reflection (2001)
[14]-[18] Cinq reflets de 'L'Amour de loin' (2001)
Pia Freund soprano
Gabriel Suovanen baritone
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor

[1]-[3] Orion, for orchestra (2002)
[4]-[8] Notes on Light, for cello and orchestra (2006)
Anssi Karttunen cello
[9] Mirage, for soprano, cello and orchestra (2007)
Karita Mattila soprano
Anssi Karttunen cello