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Ondine releases; Wilhelmina Smith - Works for Solo Cello by Salonen and Saariaho / The Violin Channel

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Ondine Records has this month announced the release of American cellist Wilhelmina Smith‘s new CD: Esa-Pekka Salonen & Kaija Saariaho: Works for Solo Cello. The disc features Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen‘s (b. 1958) Yta III for Cello, Knock, Breathe, Shine and Sarabande per un coyote, Giuseppe Colombi‘s ‘Ciaccona a basso solo‘ – and Kaija Saariaho‘s (b.1952) ‘Dreaming Chaconne, Petals, Sept Papillons and Spins and Spells. ‘I've been drawn to Esa-Pekka's music since I first learned his "Mania," … the technical demands of which he once described as "juggling chainsaws" …" Wilhelmina has told The Violin Channel.

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