Miranda's Lament

by Kaija Saariaho

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Kaija Saariaho

Miranda's Lament

Music Finland

Description

Miranda's Lament is Kaija Saariaho's tribute to her composition teacher at the Sibelius Academy, Paavo Heininen, on the latter's 60th birthday, which was also the occasion of the premiere. Miranda's Lament is related to the earlier work Caliban's Dream, and the text for both comes from Shakespeare's play The Tempest.

© Risto Nieminen

translated by © Jaakko Mäntyjärvi


Instrumentation

cl, hp, vla, db, sopr


Category

Vocal and Choral Works


Language

En


Lyricist

Shakespeare William (san.)


Premiere

(a): Tuula-Marja Tuomela, soprano, Avanti! Ensemble, cond. John Storgårds, Järvenpää (Finland), January 13, 1998, Fp (b): Anu Komsi, soprano, Eva Tigerstedt, flute, Ulrike von Meier, harp, Anna Kreetta Turunen, viola, Piia Komsi, cello, Musica nova Helsinki, March 9, 2000.


Commisioned by / dedications

Composed in tribute to Paavo Heininen on his 60th birthday.


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