Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho is a prominent member of a group of Finnish composers and performers who are now, in mid-career, making a worldwide impact. She studied composition in Helsinki, Freiburg and Paris, where she has lived since 1982. Her studies and research at IRCAM have had a major influence on her music and her characteristically luxuriant and mysterious textures are often created by combining live music and electronics. Although much of her catalogue comprises chamber works, from the mid-nineties she has turned increasingly to larger forces and broader structures, such as the operas L’Amour de loin and Adriana Mater and the oratorio La Passion de Simone.

Music Sales Group

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
2002 Orion 4.00 stars CD
Arthur Bliss Comments:
Orchestre de Paris cond. Christoph Eschenbach
2006 Notes on Light 4.00 stars CD
Arthur Bliss Comments:
Anssi Kartturn - Cello
Orchestre de Paris cond. Christoph Eschenbach
2007 Mirage 4.00 stars CD
Arthur Bliss Comments:
Anssi Kartturn - Cello
Karita Mattila - Soprano
Orchestre de Paris cond. Christoph Eschenbach