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Product details

Content
Kaija Saariaho
Du cristal
...à la fumée
Nymphéa
Sept Papillons

Artists

Genres
Instrumental
Orchestral
Finnish contemporary

Features
Booklet with liner notes in English, French, German and Finnish

Format:
CD

Released:
May 2004

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1047-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195104729

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Track listing

CD
68:47
1
Du cristal for symphony orchestra (1989-1990)
16:40

2
...à la fumée, for alto flute, cello and symphony orchestra (1990)
21:13

3
Nymphéa for string quartet and electronics (1987)
18:41

Sept papillons, for solo cello (2000)
11:48
4
Papillon I: Dolce, leggiero, libero
1:46

5
Papillon II: Leggiere, molto espressivo
1:30

6
Papillon III: Calmo, con tristezza
1:32

7
Papillon IV: Dolce, tranquillo
2:13

8
Papillon V: Lento, misterioso
1:32

9
Papillon VI: Sempre poco nervoso, senza tempo
2:02

10
Papillon VII: Molto espressivo, energico
1:10


Awards

klassik.com 'Empfehlung'

Press review

The Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen performs these volatile and fugitive pieces (Sept papillons) with grace and clarity. (...) The Los Angeles Philharmonic manages in an enchanting way to make audible what constitutes the basic components of Saariaho's elegant construction of colour and sound: finding the balance through extremes in articulation, phrasing and sound, as well as artfully delicate transition. (...) This CD proves that contemporary music is not necessarily austere or ethereal, but can present itself in a very approachable and sensual way. (...) The entire production is a splendid and entirely successful example of contemporary sound magic.
Tobias Pfleger, Klassik.com, October 8, 2004, Recommended*****

Complete description

This CD features four works by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho: Sept papillons is combined with three previously released recordings (ODE 804-2, 1992) of Du cristal, ...à la fumée and Nymphéa.

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