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Saariaho: Chamber Works for Strings, Vol. 2 / Freund, META4


Release Date: 11/11/2016 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1242   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Kaija Saariaho
Performer:  Antti TikkanenAtte KilpelainenMinna PensolaTomas Djupsjöbacka,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ondine releases the long-awaited second instalment of Kaija Saariaho’s (b. 1958) chamber works with the award-winning Meta4 string quartet. The recording also includes three chamber music songs together with soprano Pia Freund. Kaija Saariaho (b. 1958) is one of the most important Finnish contemporary composers. She is equally known for her operas, the oratorio La Passion de Simone, orchestral works and concertos and also for rich small-scale works. Saariaho’s instrumental style is particularly richly manifested in her works for strings, where she makes use of a variety of playing techniques. Ondine releases the long-awaited second instalment of Kaija Saariaho’s (b. 1958) chamber works with the award-winning Meta4 string quartet. The recording also includes three chamber music songs together with soprano Pia Freund. Kaija Saariaho (b. 1958) is one of the most important Finnish contemporary composers. She is equally known for her operas, the oratorio La Passion de Simone, orchestral works and concertos and also for rich small-scale works. Saariaho’s instrumental style is particularly richly manifested in her works for strings, where she makes use of a variety of playing techniques. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fleurs de Neige, for string quartet by Kaija Saariaho
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998 
Venue:  Karjaa Church, Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
2.
Aure, for violin & viola by Kaija Saariaho
Performer:  Antti Tikkanen (Violin), Atte Kilpelainen (Viola), Minna Pensola (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 
Venue:  Karjaa Church, Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3.
Du gick, flög by Kaija Saariaho
Performer:  Tomas Djupsjöbacka (Cello), Pia Freund ()
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Karjaa Church, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4.
Nocturne for Violin by Kaija Saariaho
Performer:  Atte Kilpelainen (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Finland 
Venue:  Karjaa Church, Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
5.
Changing Light, for soprano & violin by Kaija Saariaho
Performer:  Antti Tikkanen (Violin), Minna Pensola (Violin), Pia Freund ()
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2002 
Venue:  Karjaa Church, Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6.
...de la Terre, for violin & electronics by Kaija Saariaho
Performer:  Marko Myohanen (Electronics), Antti Tikkanen (Violin), Minna Pensola (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1991 
Venue:  Karjaa Church, Finland 
Length: 14 Minutes 42 Secs. 
7.
Die Aussicht by Kaija Saariaho
Performer:  Pia Freund ()
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Karjaa Church, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
8.
Terra Memoria, for orchestra by Kaija Saariaho
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009 
Venue:  Karjaa Church, Finland 
Length: 19 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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