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Kaija Saariaho (Composer)

Born: 14th October 1952, Helsinki, Finland

Nationality: Finnish

Kaija Anneli Saariaho is a Finnish composer based in Paris, France. During the course of her career, Saariaho has received commissions from the Lincoln Center for the Kronos Quartet and from IRCAM for the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the BBC, the New York Philharmonic, the Salzburg Music Festival, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and the Finnish National Opera, among others. In a 2019 composers' poll by BBC Music Magazine, Saariaho was ranked the greatest living composer.

Saariaho studied composition in Helsinki, Freiburg, and Paris, where she has lived since 1982. Her research at the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM) marked a turning point in her music away from strict serialism towards spectralism. Her characteristically rich, polyphonic textures are often created by combining live music and electronics.

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  • Kaija Saariaho: Dreaming - Variation On The Chiacona Of Colombi
    Score VCL
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  • Kaija Saariaho: Orion (Full Score)
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    Sheet Music: $48.00
  • Kaija Saariaho: 7 Papillons For Solo Cello
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  • Kaija Saariaho: NoaNoa for Flute and Electronics
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  • Kaija Saariaho: Kaija Saariaho: Light And Matter
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  • Kaija Saariaho: De La Terre
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  • Kaija Saariaho: L'Amour
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    Sheet Music: $123.75
  • Kaija Saariaho: Mirrors For Flute And Cello
    FLT/VCL
    Sheet Music: $10.25
  • Kaija Saariaho: Changing Light (Baritone & Cello Version)
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  • Kaija Saariaho: Arabesques Et Adages For Solo Piano
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  • Kaija Saariaho: Aure
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  • Saariaho, Kaija: Danse des flocons
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