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Kaija Saariaho

Meet the Composer

Announcing Season Two of Meet the Composer

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Announcing five more episodes of the radio show about today's exciting, dynamic and all-around inspiring composers, with host Nadia Sirota. Help fund Season Two today via Kickstarter.

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Kickstart Season Two of Meet the Composer with Nadia Sirota

Monday, April 06, 2015

Support five more episodes of the radio show about today's exciting, dynamic and all-around inspiring composers, with host Nadia Sirota. Help fund Season Two today via Kickstarter.

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New Sounds

1-bit Workout

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Listen to Tristan Perich's 1-bit electronics together with Mariel Roberts' cello for a driving, hypnotic, and exhilarating work, “Formations.” Plus, music from the classic "Dune" score.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Kaija Saariaho's Masterful Chamber Music Shines on a Larger Scale

Monday, January 26, 2015

Utterly original and new, the music of Kaija Saariaho is nevertheless recognizable as a successor to an old French tradition of rich lyricism and colorful orchestration.

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Finn-to-Finn: 24-Hour Marathons of Einojuhani Rautavaara and Kaija Saariaho

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

All day today, we celebrate the upcoming birthday of influential Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho with a 24-hour survey of her music, hosted by Phil Kline.

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New Sounds

1-bit Workout

Friday, January 10, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to Tristan Perich's 1-bit electronics together with Mariel Roberts' cello for a driving, hypnotic, and exhilarating work, “Formations.” Roberts, although still in her 20s, tests the limits of contemporary cello technique (cello as percussion instrument, working with looping) in the repertoire she chooses, from works by Kaija Saariaho to the works commissioned for her release, “Nonextraneous Sounds.”

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The New Canon

What You Compose in Your 30s

Monday, August 05, 2013

They say you really hit your stride in your 30s. This week on the New Canon, we hear works of Kaija Saariaho and Jennifer Higdon from this seminal time in their careers, as well as 31-year-old Nico Muhly.

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Poul Ruders Tempers Dark Narratives with Scandinavian Cool

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Poul Ruders’s diverse body of compositions is tied together by his smooth absorption of many styles and modes. Read a full profile on the Danish composer, featured on this weekend's CONTACT! performance with The New York Philharmonic, and listen to him introduce his music.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Gloria Cheng and Calder Quartet Bring Messiaen and Saariaho to Light

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet and pianist Gloria Cheng pair the works of Olivier Messiaen with 21st-century pieces by Kaija Saariaho. Stream the entire album here.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Mystery and Scientific Exploration in Nordic Cello Concertos

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cellist Jakob Kullberg and the New Music Orchestra present cello concertos by Saariaho, Norgard and Nordheim.

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New Sounds

1-bit Workout

Monday, October 01, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to Tristan Perich's 1-bit electronics together with Mariel Roberts' cello for a driving, hypnotic, and exhilarating work, “Formations.” Roberts, although still in her 20s, tests the limits of contemporary cello technique (cello as percussion instrument, working with looping) in the repertoire she chooses, from works by Kaija Saariaho to the works commissioned for her release, “Nonextraneous Sounds.” 

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The New Canon

Tell Us How You Really Feel

Monday, September 24, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we revisit our taste of Valgeir Sigurdsson's Architecture of Loss. Sampled on last week's program, it's our current Album of the Week and we'll hear it in rotation with new music from Jonny Greenwood and Kaija Saariaho.

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The New Canon

All in the Timing with Wergo, Hilary Hahn, Hauschka and More

Monday, May 28, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we help German label Wergo celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking music with a handpicked selection from their 5-disc, commemorative box set, Music of Our Time, featuring music by Nono, Stravinsky, Schnebel, Stockhausen and Cage. It's our album (or, rather, albums) of the week.

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The New Canon

Ethel on Earth

Monday, April 23, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we feature Ethel's "Heavy," the string quartet's latest showcase of New York composers. It streams as part of our latest Q2 Music webcast premiere, in which we stream a new album in its entirety.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

A Tempestuous Trio from Kaija Saariaho

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Kaija Saariaho is omnipresent in New York this season. Get a taste for three of her newest works on this beautiful and haunting new disc from Ondine, and grab a free download from Leino Songs.

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