Kaija Saariaho - La Passion de Simone
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Cat No: ODE12175
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 2nd April 2013
ArtistsDawn Upshaw (soprano)
Tapiola Chamber Choir
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Kaija Saariaho considers La Passion de Simone - an oratorio about the life and thoughts of Simone Weil - to be her most important work. This SACD features world class performers including Dawn Upshaw and Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tapiola Chamber Choir.
Dawn Upshaw has achieved worldwide acclaim for her wide-ranging operatic and concert repertoire. Kaija Saariaho wrote the soprano part in La Passion de Simone and the opera L’Amour de loin for her.
One of the most important artists in contemporary classical music, Esa-Pekka Salonen has become established both as a celebrated conductor and composer.
This release is also a tribute to Kaija Saariaho who turned 60 on 14th of October 2012.
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