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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Kaija Saariaho - Verblendungen - Jardin Secret I - Laconisme De L'Aile - ...Sah Den Vögeln album art Kaija Saariaho Verblendungen - Jardin Secret I - Laconisme De L'Aile - ...Sah Den Vögeln (Album) BIS Germany 1985 Sell This Version
JASELP 0010 Kaija Saariaho - Autumnal Fantasy album art 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
Teme 35 Kaija Saariaho - Temet Oy 35 Vuotta album art Kaija Saariaho Temet Oy 35 Vuotta(Cass, Album) Not On Label Teme 35 Finland 1988 Sell This Version
FACD 374 Kaija Saariaho - Verblendungen - Lichtbogen - Io - Stilleben album art Kaija Saariaho Verblendungen - Lichtbogen - Io - Stilleben(CD) Finlandia Records FACD 374 Finland 1989 Sell This Version
ODE 791-2 Kaija Saariaho - Maa album art Kaija Saariaho Maa(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 791-2 Finland 1992 Sell This Version
Kaija Saariaho - Du Cristal …À La Fumée / Nymphéa album art 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) Ondine Finland 1993 Sell This Version
ODE 906-2 Kaija Saariaho - Private Gardens album art 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
mode 91 Kaija Saariaho - New Gates album art Kaija Saariaho New Gates(CD, Album) Mode mode 91 US 2000 Sell This Version
ODE 958-2 Kaija Saariaho - From The Grammar Of Dreams album art 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
Kaija Saariaho - Château De L'Âme / Graal Théâtre / Amers album art Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Château De L'Âme / Graal Théâtre / Amers (Album) Sony Classical, Sony Classical US 2001 Sell This Version
Kaija Saariaho - From Scandinavia album art Lindberg*, Sørensen*, Tiensuu*, Saariaho* - Arditti String Quartet*, Kriikku*, Tiensuu* Lindberg*, Sørensen*, Tiensuu*, Saariaho* - Arditti String Quartet*, Kriikku*, Tiensuu* - From Scandinavia (Album) Montaigne France 1996 Sell This Version
MO 782085 Kaija Saariaho - Private Gardens / Prisma album art Kaija Saariaho Private Gardens / Prisma(CD, Album + CD-ROM) Montaigne, Naïve MO 782085 France 2001 Sell This Version
Kaija Saariaho - Graal Théâtre - Solar - Lichtbogen album art Kaija Saariaho Graal Théâtre - Solar - Lichtbogen (Album) Ondine Finland 2002 Sell This Version
MO 782154 Kaija Saariaho - L'Aile Du Songe album art Kaija Saariaho L'Aile Du Songe(CD, Album) Naïve MO 782154 France 2002 Sell This Version
ina e 5013 cd Kaija Saariaho - Six Japanese Gardens & Trois Rivières Delta album art Kaija Saariaho Six Japanese Gardens & Trois Rivières Delta(CD, MiniAlbum) INA-GRM ina e 5013 cd France 2002 Sell This Version
ODE 1049-2 Kaija Saariaho - Cinq Reflets / Nymphea Reflection / Oltra Mar album art 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(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 1049-2 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
0012412KAI Kaija Saariaho - Chamber Music album art Kaija Saariaho, Wolpe Trio, Andreas Boettger Kaija Saariaho, Wolpe Trio, Andreas Boettger - Chamber Music(CD, Album) Kairos 0012412KAI Austria 2004 Sell This Version
ECM 1799, 472 4222, ECM New Series 1799 Kaija Saariaho - In Due Tempi album art 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
Kaija Saariaho - The Planets • Asteroids album art Holst* / Simon Rattle*, Berliner Philharmoniker / Matthews*Saariaho*Pintscher*Turnage*Dean* Holst* / Simon Rattle*, Berliner Philharmoniker / Matthews*Saariaho*Pintscher*Turnage*Dean* - The Planets • Asteroids (Album) EMI Classics, EMI Classics Europe 2006 Sell This Version
AECD 0637 Kaija Saariaho - L'Oeuvre Pour Violoncelle. Complete Cello Works. Musiikkia Sellolle album art Kaija Saariaho - Alexis Descharmes Kaija Saariaho - Alexis Descharmes - L'Oeuvre Pour Violoncelle. Complete Cello Works. Musiikkia Sellolle(CD, Album) æon AECD 0637 France 2006 Sell This Version
ODE 1130-2 Kaija Saariaho - Notes On Light · Orion · Mirage album art Saariaho*Karita Mattila, Anssi Karttunen, Orchestre de Paris, Christoph Eschenbach Saariaho*Karita Mattila, Anssi Karttunen, Orchestre de Paris, Christoph Eschenbach - Notes On Light · Orion · Mirage(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 1130-2 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
HMC 801937.38 Kaija Saariaho - L'Amour De Loin album art Kaija Saariaho L'Amour De Loin(2xSACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album + Box) harmonia mundi HMC 801937.38 France 2009 Sell This Version
WER 6856-2 Kaija Saariaho - Nach Innen | Toward The Inside album art MusikFabrik - Ian Willcock | Mark Andre | Kaija Saariaho MusikFabrik - Ian Willcock | Mark Andre | Kaija Saariaho - Nach Innen | Toward The Inside(CD, Album) Wergo WER 6856-2 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
ODE 1173-2 Kaija Saariaho - D'Om Le Vrai Sens · Laterna Magica · Leino Songs album art Saariaho*Kari Kriikku, Anu Komsi, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Sakari Oramo Saariaho*Kari Kriikku, Anu Komsi, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Sakari Oramo - D'Om Le Vrai Sens · Laterna Magica · Leino Songs(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 1173-2 Finland 2011 Sell This Version
ODE 1189-2 Kaija Saariaho - Trios album art Kaija Saariaho Trios(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 1189-2 Finland 2012 Sell This Version