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Kaija Saariaho

Publisher: Chester Music

Petals (1988)
Publisher
Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Helsinki
Category
Solo Works (excluding keyboard)
Year Composed
1988
Duration
9 Minutes
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Programme Note
Kaija Saariaho Petals (1988)
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Petals for solo cello was written abruptly in a few days, but evidently after a long unconscious preparation. The material stems directly from Nymphéa for string quartet and electronics. The name of the piece is derived from this relationship.
The opposite elements here are fragile coloristic passages which give birth to more energetic events with clear rhythmic and melodic character. These more sharply focussed figures pass through different transformations, and finally merge back to less dynamic but not the less intensive filigration.
In bringing together these very opposite modes of expressions I aimed to force the interpreter to stretch his sensibility.


Kaija Saariaho

  • Soloist(s)
    Anssi Karttunen, cello
    Petals:
  • Soloist(s)
    Anssi Karttunen, cello
    Neuma:
  • Soloist(s)
    Anssi Karttunen, cello
    Finlandia:
  • Soloist(s)
    Madeleine Shapiro
    Albany Records:
  • Ensemble
    Wolpe Trio
    Soloist(s)
    Andreas Boettger, percussion
    KAIROS:
  • Ensemble
    Endymion
    Conductor
    John Whitfield
    Finlandia:
  • Ensemble
    Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Anssi Karttunen, cello / Jukka Tiensuu, harpsichord
    Conductor
    Jukka-Pekka Saraste
    Finlandia:
  • Soloist(s)
    Alexis Descharmes, cello; Jérémie Fèvre, flute; Nicolas Baldeyrou, Bass Clarinete
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