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Composer: Sallinen, Aulis (b. 1935)

Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance listings | Sallinen
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Year of birth1935
NationalityFinland
PeriodContemporary
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A concert of two choirs at Savonlinna

Sampo Haapaniemi and the YL Male Voice and Tapiola Choirs © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-Savo
The Savonlinna Opera Festival took a break from the stage and brought in the YL Male Voice Choir and the Tapiola Choir for a concert of Finnish choral music.
***11
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Kullervo at the Savonlinna Festival

Rusanen (Kullervo), Birthe Wingren (Blind Singer), Karlström (Kimmo), and Hannu Forsberg (Kalervo) © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-Savo
Kari Heiskanen's questionable production of Sallinen's bleak opera is revived with a superb cast under the nuanced baton of Hannu Lintu.
****1
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“Amid the black water": a sensational new work from Aulis Sallinen at the Savonlinna Festival

Olavinlinna Castle © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-Savo
The Castle in the Water, Sallinen's new “chronicle”, is a new work of innovative beauty. Tragic, comic and epic, in seventy-five minutes it tells the history of Olavinlinna and gives a snap-shot of those connected to it.
*****
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A discovery of music from the Baltic

McFall's Chamber was full of surprises exploring 20th century music from the Baltic. The Finns' love affair with the Tango contrasted with passionate brooding Baltic landscapes – and there was a saw.
****1
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Vänskä leads Clevelanders in fascinating Sallinen symphony

Garrick Ohlsson joins for Osmo Vänskä and the Cleveland Orchestra for Grieg's famous Piano Concerto, followed by a beautiful Sibelius Fifth Symphony.
****1
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