• Aulis Sallinen
  • Symphony No. 6 (From a New Zealand Diary) (1990)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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  • 40 min

Programme Note

As the pure, pollution-free New Zealand air.
Kyeburn Diggings is one of the frantically active Otago gold-mining areas of the last century. Even today its mountain ranges seem to advance like giant lines of surf, breathtakingly impressive, but pastorally quiet and abandoned.

The first and second movements are played without a break, similarly the third and fourth.
The work is a commission by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

March 1990
Aulis Sallinen

Listen

Symphony No. 6, Op. 65, "From a New Zealand Diary": I. The Islands of the Sounds. The sounds of the islands
Symphony No. 6, Op. 65, "From a New Zealand Diary": II. Air. Rain
Symphony No. 6, Op. 65, "From a New Zealand Diary": III. Kyeburn Diggings
Symphony No. 6, Op. 65, "From a New Zealand Diary": IV. Finale, "Simply by sailing in a new direction / You could enlarge the world" (Allen Curnow)

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