Kaija Saariaho: 70 Years the Album

Kaija Saariaho: 70 Years the Album

A new digital album has been released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of legendary composer Kaija Saariaho and features a selection of tracks from her 15-album discography on Ondine label.

Composer Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952) celebrated her 70th birthday on October 14, 2022. Saariaho is known as one of the most celebrated living composers and in 2019, BBC Music Magazine made a survey ranking ‘50 Greatest Composers of All Time’. Kaija Saariaho was on position 17 – the best result for any living composer.

Ondine released its first complete album devoted to the music of Kaija Saariaho in 1992. During the three decades to follow, Ondine’s collaboration with Kaija Saariaho has resulted in more than 15 album releases creating several award-winning recordings and the most extensive catalogue of Saariaho’s music on any record label.

The digital release includes some of the leading orchestras, soloists and conductors of today.

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