Forty Heartbeats

by Kaija Saariaho

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Kaija Saariaho

Forty Heartbeats

Music Finland

Description

Neljäkymmentä sydämenlyöntiä orkesterille on pieni kokoelma nuottisivuja, kullakin yhdestä viiteen eri tavoin otsikoitua sydämenlyöntiä. Otsikkoja ovat mm. First beat for being born, Four beats for life force, Two beats for two daughters, Three beats for three friends, One beat in slow motion, Five beats for surrounding cities...

Sivujen järjestys on vapaa, samoin tempot. Ne saavat päättää Esa-Pekka ja Magnus, joille nämä ajatukset on osoitettu.

© Kaija Saariaho, Helsinki, 28.5.1998

(XIII Suvisoitto 1998)


Instrumentation

1111 2111 12 1, pno, str


Category

Works for Orchestra or Large Ensemble


Premiere

Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Esa-Pekka Salonen, Avanti! Summer Sounds, Porvoo (Finland), June 25, 1998.


Movements

Five beats for surrounding cities; First beat for being born; Two beats for two daughters; Three beats for three composers; Five beats for surrounding nature; Five beats for life force; Four beats for two times two sisters; Four beats for three friends; One beat for a good night's sleep with one beat in slow motion; One beat for life in us; Three beats for two instruments; Five beats for life surrounding us


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