2006/11/01

KAIJA SAARIAHO - L'AILE DU SONGE (fresh link aug.15.2009)

not sure but I think this Finnish composer, who has worked with all the big men of avant classical such as Stockhausen and Xenakis, is considered a Post-Spectralist.

this album contains chillingly beautiful pieces inspired by birds, involving flutes, narration, electronics, and digitally manipulated recordings of birds.

"During the past several years, composer Kaija Saariaho has gained a fair amount of attention outside her native Finland. It's easy to understand why she has become such a favorite. She has an incredible command of tonal color--both in writing for individual instruments and in ensemble orchestration--and she has a gift for writing music that is accessible yet thoroughly informed by more progressive elements. Saariaho draws upon both these talents on L'Aile du songe, a clever program of works inspired by birds. Perhaps not surprisingly considering the bird theme, the disc's focus is on the flute, an instrument that has long attracted Saariaho and has itself long been associated with birdsong. 1982's Laconisme de l'aile demands a virtuosic instrumentalist who can tackle a whole range of effects. The accomplished American flutist Camilla Hoitenga, a champion of new music, handles Saariaho's demanding work with fluency and ease. When the composer calls for the sweetest, most lyrical tone, Hoitenga complies beautifully. It's no surprise, then, that Saariaho dedicated her 2002 concerto, L'Aile du songe, to Hoitenga. Again, the flutist gives a bravado performance, this time in front of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra with Jukka-Pekka Saraste at the helm. Saraste coaxes a wonderful crispness and great articulation from his forces. Saariaho's fantastic scoring makes the most of the orchestra's varied colors." -- Anastasia Tsioulcas

13 comments:

Korpus said...

Hi, i like to hear this album but it´s not posible for me.
i have to tell you people from south america have with 2 things a problem that is mega upload and sendspace.
i can go whenever there to try to download but the free slots are always bizzy, they have 250 slots avaiable for Argentinia what a joke. i mean i go there in the night morning and ridicoulus hours never a free slot. i think they discriminate a lot there. but oki i can do nothing but only tell you.

Anonymous said...

hey do you have any albums by opto? thanks

zhao said...

look in archives for opto

gerireig said...

Love your page! I'm a late comer so I missed Saariaho and Otomo. Could you repost? Thanks.

Btz said...

Hi!
Thank a lot, but cold you repost it, plz? Even mp3.
10X!

9SE said...

All your blog is fabulous organised music library! But could you please reup this album? It looks so outstanding, can't wait to hear it... =oD

9SE said...

All your blog is fabulous organised music library! But could you please reup this album? It looks so outstanding, can't wait to hear it... =oD

condorita said...

Would you please reup this album?
It is not available in South America.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Thomas said...

Re-up, please? I'm really desperate for this album; I heard it's really fantastic! I'd be very very thankful.

zhao said...

ok i will re up!

zhao said...

new link in post

zhao said...

and it's on rapidshare

Thomas said...

this is a beautiful album; could we get a re-up? :3 I can't see the rapidshare link in the post anymore :[