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Kaija Saariaho

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Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho has been played on NTS shows including Kranky, with Ceres first played on 15 August 2017.

Kaija Saariaho (born October 14 1952 in Helsinki) is a Finnish composer.

For 13 years Saariaho attended the Helsinki Rudolf Steiner School, a school with a strong arts and music curriculum, and studied violin and piano at the Sibelius Academy. She later studied composition in Freiburg (under Brian Ferneyhough and Klaus Huber) and at IRCAM in Paris, where she has lived since 1982.

Saariaho was influenced by post-serialism, but she grew to find it too restrictive: "You were not allowed to have pulse, or tonally oriented harmonies, or…

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Ceres
Holst, Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Matthews, Saariaho, Pintscher, Turnage, Dean
EMI Classics2006
Ceres
Holst, Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Matthews, Saariaho, Pintscher, Turnage, DeanEMI Classics2006
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Laconisme De L'Aile For Solo Flute
Kaija Saariaho
BIS1985
Laconisme De L'Aile For Solo Flute
Kaija SaariahoBIS1985
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Lonh
Kaija Saariaho
Montaigne, Naïve2001
Lonh
Kaija SaariahoMontaigne, Naïve2001
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