Kaija Saariaho’s True Fire for baritone and orchestra envelops us in nature and cosmos to savour the very essence of life. The soloist is Gerald Finley, who sang the troubadour Jaufré in Saariaho’s L’amour de loin at the Finnish National Opera back in 2004. There is also light and fire in the ballets of Klami and Stravinsky.
Hannu Lintu, conductor Gerald Finley, baritone
Uuno Klami: Suite from the ballet Whirls Kaija Saariaho: True fire, fp in Finland Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka