Saariaho: La Passion De Simone
Catalog: ODE 1217-5
UPSHAW; FINNISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA; TAPIOLA CHAMBER CHOIR; SALONEN
Kaija Saariaho's La Passion de Simone, an oratorio about the life and thoughts of Simone Weil for soprano solo, choir, orchestra and electronics, is now being released for the first time on CD (SACD). La Passion de is not only the most important work by Kaija Saariaho (even she herself said so), but recording features top performers including soprano Dawn Upshaw and Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tapiola Chamber Choir.