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Discography

Id
1657
Title
Tapiola Originals
Ensemble Detail(s)
Tapiola Chamber Choir, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Label name
Alba
Conductor details
Hannu Norjanen

Work Title
Composer

Reviews

Surprisingly, Kaija Saariaho's Tag des Jahrs, which sets Hölderlin, is relatively traditional in its musical language - though she does add electronics, and a chamber orchestra. She explains that the inspiration came from a friend who lost a sense of time and space after a brain haemorrhage; as a result, the text 'begged to be given an archaic choral treatment', its timelessness enhanced by the sounds of nature in the electronic part, which also treats human voices. Mind you, Saariaho's language has been growing more straightforward over the years; its lyricism here is no surprise.
, Finnish Music Quarterly, 4/1/2005


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