Cello Solo Cello
SKU: HL.14029686 For Cello Solo
. Composed by Kaija Saariaho. Music Sales America. Classical. Book [Softcover]. Composed 2002. 10 pages. Chester Music #CH62150. Published by Chester Music (HL.14029686).
ISBN 9780711997448. UPC: 884088444303. 9.0x12.0x0.077 inches.
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.