Changing Light

by Kaija Saariaho

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Kaija Saariaho

Changing Light

Chester Music


The piece has been written for Edna Michell's Compassion project. In the composition I follow the idea of a dialogue, suggested by the text I have chosen. The intimate nature and fragile sound world of the duo mirror the fragility of our uncertain existence.

© Kaija Saariaho, Chester Music Ltd

[For copyright reasons the text used in the work is not reproduced here: for the poem by Rabbi Jules Harlow see the Chester Ltd page]


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Deborah van Renterghem, soprano, Edna Michell, violin, Helsinki, September 11, 2002.

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Dedicated to Edna Michell.

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