Kaija Saariaho

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Kaija Saariaho
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Kaija Saariaho is a composer of contemporary and experimental music, born 14 Oct 1952, in Helsinki, Finland. She attended the Helsinki University of Art and Design, studied at the Sibelius Academy with Paavo Heininen (1976–81), and later at the Freiburg Musikhochschule (1981–2) with Brian Ferneyhough, Klaus Huber. In 1982, she moved to Paris where she has worked regularly at Ircam. She has also worked in San Diego (1988–89) and served as visiting professor of composition at the Sibelius Academy (1997–98).

Saariaho's early output from the late 1970s includes many melodious vocal works. With 1980's Im Traume For Cello And Piano, however, her focus shifted from melody to tone-colour, which with harmony became a central element in her music; melodies and distinct rhythmic patterns rarely appear. Characteristics of her works from the 1980s include tonal surfaces worked out in rich detail; sensitive, descriptive lyrical writing; and slow transformations. Her search for new timbres has stimulated a wide-ranging study of new instrumental techniques.
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LP-307 Verblendungen - Jardin Secret I - Laconisme De L'Aile - ...Sah Den Vögeln — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho Verblendungen - Jardin Secret I - Laconisme De L'Aile - ...Sah Den Vögeln (Album) BIS LP-307 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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JASELP 0010 Autumnal Fantasy — Kaija Saariaho Risto Poutanen / Ilmo Ranta - Kaija Saariaho / Harri Wessman / Usko Meriläinen / Johannes Brahms Risto Poutanen / Ilmo Ranta - Kaija Saariaho / Harri Wessman / Usko Meriläinen / Johannes Brahms - Autumnal Fantasy(LP, Album) Jase JASELP 0010 Finland 1987 Sell This Version
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Teme 35 Temet Oy 35 Vuotta — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho Temet Oy 35 Vuotta(Cass, Album) Not On Label Teme 35 Finland 1988 Sell This Version
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FACD 374 Verblendungen - Lichtbogen - Io - Stilleben — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho Verblendungen - Lichtbogen - Io - Stilleben(CD, Album) Finlandia Records FACD 374 Finland 1989 Sell This Version
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ODE 791-2 Maa — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho Maa(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 791-2 Finland 1992 Sell This Version
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ODE 804-2 Du Cristal …À La Fumée / Nymphéa — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho - Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kronos Quartet, Petri Alanko (2), Anssi Karttunen Kaija Saariaho - Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kronos Quartet, Petri Alanko (2), Anssi Karttunen - Du Cristal …À La Fumée / Nymphéa (Album, Comp) Ondine ODE 804-2 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
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ODE 808-2 Untitled — Kaija Saariaho Cluster Ensemble (2), Miklós Maros, Jouni Kaipainen, Atli Heimir Sveinsson, Usko Meriläinen, Erik Bergman, Kaija Saariaho Cluster Ensemble (2), Miklós Maros, Jouni Kaipainen, Atli Heimir Sveinsson, Usko Meriläinen, Erik Bergman, Kaija Saariaho - Untitled(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 808-2 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
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ODE 906-2 Private Gardens — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho · Camilla Hoitenga · Florent Jodelet · Anssi Karttunen · Dawn Upshaw Kaija Saariaho · Camilla Hoitenga · Florent Jodelet · Anssi Karttunen · Dawn Upshaw - Private Gardens(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 906-2 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
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Petal 001 Spins And Spells / Pres / Petals — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho, Anssi Karttunen Kaija Saariaho, Anssi Karttunen - Spins And Spells / Pres / Petals(CD, Album) Petals Petal 001 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
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Petal 003 La Dame À La Licorne / Cloud Music — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho, Anu Komsi Kaija Saariaho, Anu Komsi - La Dame À La Licorne / Cloud Music(CD, Album) Petals Petal 003 1999 Sell This Version
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mode 91 New Gates — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho New Gates(CD, Album) Mode mode 91 US 2000 Sell This Version
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08 Loop - Koròt - Neiges — Kaija Saariaho Pascal Dusapin - Luciano Berio - Kaija Saariaho / L'Octuor De Violoncelles / The Cello Octet* Pascal Dusapin - Luciano Berio - Kaija Saariaho / L'Octuor De Violoncelles / The Cello Octet* - Loop - Koròt - Neiges(CD, Album, Promo) Celloctuor 08 France 2000 Sell This Version
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none L'Amour De Loin — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho L'Amour De Loin(2xCDr, Album, Promo) G. Schirmer Inc., Associated Music Publishers Inc. none US 2000 Sell This Version
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ODE 958-2 From The Grammar Of Dreams — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho / Anu Komsi, Avanti!, Hannu Lintu Kaija Saariaho / Anu Komsi, Avanti!, Hannu Lintu - From The Grammar Of Dreams(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 958-2 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
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MO 782085 Prisma CD-Rom -  L'univers Musical De Kaija Saariaho — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho Prisma CD-Rom - L'univers Musical De Kaija Saariaho (Album) Not On Label, Not On Label MO 782085 France 2001 Sell This Version
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ASK 60817-S2 Château De L'Âme / Graal Théâtre / Amers — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Château De L'Âme / Graal Théâtre / Amers (Album) Sony Classical, Sony Classical ASK 60817-S2 US 2001 Sell This Version
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MO 782033 From Scandinavia — Kaija Saariaho Lindberg*, Sørensen*, Tiensuu*, Saariaho* - Arditti String Quartet*, Kriikku*, Tiensuu* Lindberg*, Sørensen*, Tiensuu*, Saariaho* - Arditti String Quartet*, Kriikku*, Tiensuu* - From Scandinavia (Album) Montaigne MO 782033 France 1996 Sell This Version
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ODE 997-2 Graal Théâtre - Solar - Lichtbogen — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho, John Storgårds, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra*, Hannu Lintu Kaija Saariaho, John Storgårds, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra*, Hannu Lintu - Graal Théâtre - Solar - Lichtbogen (Album) Ondine ODE 997-2 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
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MO 782154 L'Aile Du Songe — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho, Camilla Hoitenga, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Jukka-Pekka Saraste Kaija Saariaho, Camilla Hoitenga, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - L'Aile Du Songe(CD, Album) Naïve MO 782154 France 2002 Sell This Version
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ina e 5013 cd Six Japanese Gardens & Trois Rivières Delta — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho Six Japanese Gardens & Trois Rivières Delta(CD, MiniAlbum) INA-GRM ina e 5013 cd France 2002 Sell This Version
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ODE 1049-2 Cinq Reflets / Nymphea Reflection / Oltra Mar — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho, Pia Freund, Gabriel Suovanen, Tapiola Chamber Choir, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra* / Jukka-Pekka Saraste Kaija Saariaho, Pia Freund, Gabriel Suovanen, Tapiola Chamber Choir, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra* / Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Cinq Reflets / Nymphea Reflection / Oltra Mar (Album) Ondine ODE 1049-2 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
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0012412KAI Chamber Music — Kaija Saariaho Kaija Saariaho, Wolpe Trio, Andreas Boettger Kaija Saariaho, Wolpe Trio, Andreas Boettger - Chamber Music(CD, Album) Kairos 0012412KAI Austria 2004 Sell This Version
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ECM 1799, 472 4222, ECM New Series 1799 In Due Tempi — Kaija Saariaho Cikada String Quartet - Saariaho* / Cage* / Maderna* Cikada String Quartet - Saariaho* / Cage* / Maderna* - In Due Tempi(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 1799, 472 4222, ECM New Series 1799 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
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2564 61952-2 Clarinet Concerto / The Immortal / Orion — Kaija Saariaho John Corigliano, Zhou Long, Kaija Saariaho - Michael Collins (3), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste John Corigliano, Zhou Long, Kaija Saariaho - Michael Collins (3), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Clarinet Concerto / The Immortal / Orion(CD, Album) Warner Classics 2564 61952-2 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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0946 3 69690 2 2 The Planets • Asteroids — Kaija Saariaho Holst* / Simon Rattle*, Berliner Philharmoniker / Colin Matthews, Saariaho*Pintscher*Turnage*Dean* Holst* / Simon Rattle*, Berliner Philharmoniker / Colin Matthews, Saariaho*Pintscher*Turnage*Dean* - The Planets • Asteroids (Album) EMI Classics, EMI Classics 0946 3 69690 2 2 US 2006 Sell This Version