Kaija Saariaho

Also known as K. Saariaho, KS, Saariaho

Short biography of Kaija Saariaho: Kaija Saariaho is a composer of contemporary and experimental music, born 14 Oct 1952, in Helsinki, Finland. She attended the Helsinki University of Art and Design, studied at the Sibelius Academy with [a=Paavo Heininen] (1976–81), and later at the Freiburg Musikhochschule (1981–2) with [a=Brian Ferneyhough], [a=Klaus Huber]. In 1982, she moved to Paris where she has worked regularly at [l=IRCAM]. She has also worked in San Diego (1988–89) and served as visiting professor of composition at the Sibelius Academy (1997–98).

Saariaho's early output from the late 1970s includes many melodious vocal works. With 1980's [i]Im Traume For Cello And Piano[/i], however, her focus shifted from melody to tone-colour, which with harmony became a central element in her music; melodies and distinct rhythmic patterns rarely appear. Characteristics of her works from the 1980s include tonal surfaces worked out in rich detail; sensitive, descriptive lyrical writing; and slow transformations. Her search for new timbres has stimulated a wide-ranging study of new instrumental techniques.

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Kaija Saariaho - Private Gardens / Prisma Private Gardens / Prisma 14
mp3, CD
2001 Montaigne
2 Kaija Saariaho - Six Japanese Gardens & Trois Rivières Delta Six Japanese Gardens & Trois Rivières Delta 11
mp3, CD
2002 INA-GRM
3 Kaija Saariaho - Du Cristal …À La Fumée / Sept Papillons / Nymphéa Du Cristal …À La Fumée / Sept Papillons / Nymphéa 11
mp3, CD
2004 Ondine
4 Kaija Saariaho - L'Oeuvre Pour Violoncelle. Complete Cello Works. Musiikkia Sellolle L'Oeuvre Pour Violoncelle. Complete Cello Works. Musiikkia Sellolle 16
mp3, CD
2006 æon
5 Kaija Saariaho - Maa Maa 7
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1992 Ondine
6 Kaija Saariaho - New Gates New Gates 4
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2000 Mode
7 Kaija Saariaho - From The Grammar Of Dreams From The Grammar Of Dreams 19
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2000 Ondine
8 Kaija Saariaho - Verblendungen - Lichtbogen - Io - Stilleben Verblendungen - Lichtbogen - Io - Stilleben 4
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1989 Finlandia Records
9 Kaija Saariaho - Verblendungen - Jardin Secret I - Laconisme De L'Aile - ...Sah Den Vögeln Verblendungen - Jardin Secret I - Laconisme De L'Aile - ...Sah Den Vögeln 4
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1985 BIS
10 Kaija Saariaho - Chamber Music Chamber Music 15
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2004 Kairos
11 Kaija Saariaho - In Due Tempi In Due Tempi 3
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2005
12 Kaija Saariaho - Du Cristal …À La Fumée / Nymphéa Du Cristal …À La Fumée / Nymphéa 3
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1993 Ondine
13 Kaija Saariaho - From Scandinavia From Scandinavia 4
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2001
14 Kaija Saariaho - D'Om Le Vrai Sens · Laterna Magica · Leino Songs D'Om Le Vrai Sens · Laterna Magica · Leino Songs 14
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2011 Ondine
15 Kaija Saariaho - Notes On Light · Orion · Mirage Notes On Light · Orion · Mirage 12
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2008-09-09 Ondine
16 Kaija Saariaho - A Portrait Of Kaija Saariaho A Portrait Of Kaija Saariaho 5
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1997 BIS
17 Kaija Saariaho - L'Amour De Loin L'Amour De Loin 35
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2009 harmonia mundi
18 Kaija Saariaho - Jardin Secret II Jardin Secret II 3
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Edition Wilhelm Hansen
19 Kaija Saariaho - From Scandinavia From Scandinavia 4
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1996 Montaigne
20 Kaija Saariaho - Works For Orchestra Works For Orchestra 44
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2012 Ondine
21 Kaija Saariaho - La Passion De Simone La Passion De Simone 17
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2013 Ondine
22 Kaija Saariaho - Autumnal Fantasy Autumnal Fantasy 7
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1987 Jase

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