Kaija Saariaho: Sept Papillons For Solo Cello

Books | Cello

Catalogue No: CH62150
Composer: Kaija Saariaho
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
This work was commissioned by Rudolf Steiner Foundation. It is dedicated to Anssi Karttunen, who gave the first performance in Helsinki on 10th September 2000.

Sept papillons was the first piece Saariaho wrote after her opera L'Amour de loin and it was partly written during the rehearsals of the opera in Salzburg. One can sense the desire to find a new world, which has nothing to do with the opera neither in style nor in language. From the metaphors of the opera which all have an eternal quality - love, yearning and death - she moved now to a metaphor of the ephemeral: butterfly. Also, from the long time-spans of the opera she moved to these seven miniatures, which each seem to be studies on a different aspect of fragile and ephemeral movement that has no beginning nor end.

ISBN: 9780711997448
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 26 January 2001
No of pages: 12
Language: English
Publisher: Chester Music