Kaija Saariaho: True Fire, Ciel d'hiver & Trans (Live)
Three world premiere recordings of recent works by acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho feature on this Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra album conducted by Hannu Lintu. True Fire was written in 2014 for baritone Gerald Finley, who sings on this recording; its six disparate texts interrogate our relationship with nature. Ciel d'hiver (2013) is an arrangement for smaller orchestra of the central movement of her triptych Orion. Her harp concerto Trans was co-commissioned by this orchestra, and premiered by Xavier de Maistre, the soloist here, in 2016.