Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bozza, Eugène Joseph
Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus
La Montaine, John
Price, William Roger
Telemann, Georg Philipp
Coulers du vent for Alto Flute solo
K. Saariaho: Couleurs du vent (Colors Of The Wind) for Alto Flute solo was written in 1998 as improvisation from the earlier work "Cendres" (1998) for alto flute, cello and piano. The main idea of the piece as described by composer: "In the face of a fatal disease in my family, the blowing of the wind became the symbol of life to me, and the piece became a story of breathing...". The piece was written for the birthday of flutist Mikael Helasvuo who premiered it in Finland on the C flute. The original alto flute version was premiered by Camilla Hoitenga in 1999.
2017, live at Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark
Couleurs du vent
Kaija Saariaho (1952) is a Finnish composer who resides in Paris, France. She studied composition in Helsinki, Freiburg and Paris where she moved in 1982. The turning point of her career was her research at IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music) when her initially strict serialism style was replaced by spectralism and developing techniques for computer-assisted composition.