1 CD / Ondine / 2014-09-09Works: Kaija Saariaho: Quatre instants, for chamber orchestra; Terra Memoria, for orchestra; Émilie Suite, for soprano & orchestra
Performers: Vourc'h, Karen [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Letonja, Marko
Ondine's new release includes works written in the last decade by one of the most important Finnish contemporary composers, Kaija Saariaho (b. 1958). - Two...continue...
4 CD / Ondine / 2012-02-28Works: Kaija Saariaho: Lichtbogen, for 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, percussion, piano, flute, harp & electronics; Grammaire des rêves, for soprano, contralto, 2 flutes, harp, viola & cello; Du...
Performers: Freund, Pia; Karttunen, Anssi [Cello]; Komsi, Anu [Soprano Vocal]; Mattila, Karita [Soprano Vocals]; Salomaa, Petteri; Storgards, 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...
2 CD / Warner Classics / 2006-09-12Works: Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125; Colin Matthews: Pluto, the Renewer; Kaija Saariaho: Asteroid 4179; Matthias Pintscher: Towards Osiris; Mark-Anthony Turnage: Ceres; Brett Dean: Komarov's Fall...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Berlin Radio Chorus
A high-profile release of the Holst masterpiece 'The Planets' is long overdue, the Berlin Philharmonic having last recorded it with the legendary Herbert von Karajan...continue...
1 CD / Ondine / 2000-05-16Works: Kaija Saariaho: Du cristal, for orchestra; Nymphea (Jardin secret III), for string quartet & electronics; Sept Papillons, for solo cello
Performers: Alanko, Petri; Karttunen, Anssi [Cello]; Saariaho, Kaija
Conductors: Karttunen, Anssi [Cello]
"The performances are stunning. Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic combine fastidious precision with an almost Straussian opulence, the Kronos Quartet bring their usual...continue...