4 CD / Ondine / 2012-02-28Works: Kaija Saariaho: Lichtbogen, for 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, piano, flute, harp & electronics; Grammaire des rêves, for soprano, contralto, 2 flutes, harp, viola & cello; Du crist...
Performers: Freund, Pia; Karttunen, Anssi [Cello]; Komsi, Anu [Soprano Vocal]; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Salomaa, Petteri; Storgårds, John [Conductor, Violin]; Suovanen, Gabriel
Conductors: Lintu, Hannu; Salonen, Esa-Pekka; Saraste, Jukka-Pekka; Eschenbach, Christoph
Ensemble: Avanti! Chamber Orchestra; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestre de Paris
On 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...continue...
1 CD / Ondine / 2004-09-02Works: Kaija Saariaho: Notes on Light, for cello & orchestra; Orion, for orchestra; Mirage, for soprano, cello & orchestra
Performers: Karttunen, Anssi [Cello]; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Eschenbach, Christoph
Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris
"Her music is highly evocative and full of pleasant effects. It lacks melody and direction, but it is full of sounds of nature and moves...continue...