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Kaija Saariaho

Publisher: Chester Music

Caliban's Dream (1993)
Work Notes
written as a 50th birthday tribute to Brian Ferneyhough. Part of 'The Tempest Songbook'
Text Writer
Shakespeare
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Solo Voices and 1-6 players
Year Composed
1993
Duration
3 Minutes
Language
English
Soloist
baritone
Orchestration
Alternate Orchestration
afl/hp/vc (1995)
Availability
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Programme Note
Kaija Saariaho Caliban's Dream (1993)
For the celebration of the 50th anniversary of English composer, Brian Ferneyhough, the Nieuw Ensemble from Amsterdam organized a concert in his honour. Several of his ancient students were asked to write a piece for the occasion. Consequently, Kaija Saariaho's piece was written, using a textual extract from Shakespeare's, The Storm.

  • Ensemble
    Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Petteri Salomaa, bass / Anu Komsi, soprano / Pia Komsi, soprano
    Ondine:
  • Ensemble
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Soloist(s)
    Anu Komsi (soprano), Riikka Rantanen (contralto), Petri Alanko (alto flute), Anssi Karttunen (cello), Petteri Salomaa (baritone), John Storgards (violin), Pia Freund (soprano), Gabriel Suovanen (baritone), Karita Mattila (soprano)
    Conductor
    Esa-Pekka Salonen
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