Aulis Sallinen

Sallinen

Aulis Sallinen was born in 1935 in Salmi on the northern shore of Lake Ladoga (which the Soviet Union claimed in 1944). His early musical experience was playing the violin. Improvising ( including jazz) on the piano led him to write his first compositions as a teenager. After studying with Aare Merikanto and Joonas Kokkonen at the Sibelius Academy, he joined the staff there. He was Administrator of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (1960-69); Secretary and member of the Board (1958-73), then Chairman (1971-73) of the Finnish Composers´ Society; member of the board of TEOSTO (Finnish copyright society) from 1970-84, then Chairman from 1988-90; he also served for several years on the Board of the Finnish National Opera

 

In 1983 he shared the Wihuri International Sibelius prize with Penderecki. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Music Academy and Honorary Doctor of the Universities of Helsinki and Turku. The Finnish Government made him Professor of Arts for life in 1981 - the first appointment of its kind, thus making it possible for him to devote all of his time to composing.

 

His extensive catalogue of compositions has focused strongly on conventional forms and has at its core seven symphonies and five operas which have been performed world-wide. The most recent are his opera The Palace (1995) with libretto by Hans Magnus Enzensberger and Irene Dische and his 7th Symphony: The Dreams of Gandalf which was premiered by the Göteborg Symfoniker at the end of November 1996.

 

Future plans include an opera based on King Lear.

b. April 9, 1935 in Salmi (Finland; now Russia)

 

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02.04.2014, 19:00 o'clock
Allerheiligen Hofkirche, Residenz München
Kammerkonzert der Stipendiaten
Kammerkonzert der Orchesterakademie
Schulhoff, Prokofiev, Bach
Mitmesser, Yoshimura, Watts
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Harteros Anja05 credit Tedeskino Markus
06.04.2014, 19:00 o'clock
Philharmonie im Gasteig
6. Abo d
Strauss,
Honeck, Harteros,
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Harteros Anja05 credit Tedeskino Markus
07.04.2014, 20:00 o'clock
Philharmonie im Gasteig
6. Abo f
Strauss,
Honeck, Harteros,
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Harteros Anja05 credit Tedeskino Markus
08.04.2014, 20:00 o'clock
Philharmonie im Gasteig
4. Abo k5
Strauss,
Honeck, Harteros,
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Ax Emanuel credit Mazzucco Lisa Marie 3
11.04.2014, 20:00 o'clock
New York
Tour
Strauss,
Ax, Gergiev,
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Mattila Karita credit Marica Rosengard
12.04.2014, 20:00 o'clock
New York
Tour
Strauss,
Luisi, Mattila,
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Valcuha Juraj credit Vermont Classics selection 19
25.04.2014, 10:00 o'clock
Philharmonie im Gasteig
ÖG
Bartók, Gershwin,
Valčuha, Buchbinder,
Valcuha Juraj credit Vermont Classics selection 19
25.04.2014, 20:00 o'clock
Philharmonie im Gasteig
7. Abo c
Bartók, Gershwin,
Valčuha, Buchbinder,
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Valcuha Juraj credit Vermont Classics selection 19
26.04.2014, 19:00 o'clock
Philharmonie im Gasteig
7. Abo d
Bartók, Gershwin,
Valčuha, Buchbinder,
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Valcuha Juraj credit Vermont Classics selection 19
27.04.2014, 11:00 o'clock
Philharmonie im Gasteig
6. Abo m
Bartók, Gershwin,
Valčuha, Buchbinder,
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Valcuha Juraj credit Vermont Classics selection 19
28.04.2014, 20:00 o'clock
Nürnberg
Tour
Bartók, Gershwin,
Valčuha, Buchbinder,
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Klassik im Club 2014
30.04.2014, 21:00 o'clock
BobBeaman Club
Klassik im Club
Mitglieder der Münchner Philharmoniker,
 
April 2014