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Aulis Sallinen

Publisher: Novello & Co

…one never gets bored listening to the music [of Sallinen] with its many interesting harmonic combinations and unexpected fancies.— Lars Hedblab, Svenska Dagbladet

Sallinen takes you on a journey so wonderous you are sorry when it ends.— Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
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Career Highlights:
  • 2011CPO releases The Complete Symphonies and Concertos
  • 2009 premiere of Chamber Music VII ‘Cruselliana’ at Crusell Music Festival
  • 2007 featured composer in Sibelius & Beyond festival in London
  • 2000 - world premiere of opera King Lear with Finnish National opera
  • 1983 awarded Wihuri International Sibelius Prize
  • 1981 becomes the first person to be made a Professor of Arts for life by the Finnish Government, enabling him to concentrate on composing full-time
  • 1978 Nordic Council Music Prize for The Horseman
  • 1978 - world premiere of the opera Punainen Viiva (The Red Line) with Finnish National Opera
  • 1960-70 administrator of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • 1960 awarded diploma from the Sibelius Academy

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