Xavier de Maistre plays Saariaho premieres
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This season starts for the French harpist Xavier de Maistre entirely under the auspices of music by Kaija Saariaho. In September he plays three national premieres of her …

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Xavier de Maistre plays Saariaho premieres

25.09.2017

This season starts for the French harpist Xavier de Maistre entirely under the auspices of music by Kaija Saariaho. In September he plays three national premieres of her new harp concert "Trans". The concerto she wrote for him in 2015 was premiered at Suntory Hall Tokyo past season and was recorded with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Hannu Lintu for the label Ondine. After the successful German premiere with the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, in the truest sense of a spectacular harp festival, Xavier de Maistre became guest with "Trans" at the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm last week, with Daniel Harding conducting. Now, on Tuesday September 27 the British premiere will take place with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla.

(Finnish Radio Symphony & Hannu Lintu, live recording from February 10 2017)

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