Available languages: EnglishHannu Lintu is a prominent conductor known for exploring neglected orchestral repertoire, as well as for promoting contemporary music. Though most of his work has been in his native Finland, his skill as a conductor has taken him throughout the world as a guest conductor. Lintu was born in Rauma, Finland, on October 13, 1967. He trained in piano and cello at the Turku Conservatory and the Sibelius Academy. He studied conducting with Atso Almila, Jorma Panula, and Eri Klas, and he participated in master classes with Ilja Musin and Myung-Whun Chung. In 1994, he won the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen, and in 1996, graduated with honors from the Sibelius Academy. Lintu was the chief conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra from 1998 to 2001, then served as chief conductor and artistic director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, he was the artistic director of the Summer Sounds Festival of the Finnish contemporary music ensemble the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. From 2009 until 2013, he served as chief conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and as the principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin. In 2010, Lintu was named chief conductor designate of the Finnish Radio Symphony, which he began in 2013. He is scheduled to leave this position following the 2020-2021 season. He was named chief conductor of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet in 2019, a role he's set to assume in 2022. In addition to performing with orchestras in Finland and Sweden, he's guest conducted across Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australia. He has led many of the world's finest orchestras, including the Orchestre de Paris, Netherlands Radio and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Toronto, Boston, Detroit, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, and many others. Lintu has recorded for Ondine, Alba, Naxos, and Hyperion, among others. In 2019, he led the Finnish Radio Symphony on two Ondine albums: Sibelius: Kullervo and Kaija Saariaho: True Fire; Trans; Ciel d'hiver, the latter of which received a Grammy nomination. In 2020, Lintu released Witold Lutoslawski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3, again leading the Finnish Radio Symphony.
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This programme offers an immersion into Kaija Saariaho’s magical and poetic world, with three works that were recently recorded for the very first time. The Paris-based Finnish composer is among the most prominent names on the music scene today. Born in 1952, Saariaho has successfully crafted her own musical universe, with unique colours and whispers, drawing inspiration from the great spectacle of nature as well as her own mental landscapes, imagined from her dreams, philosophy and international literature.Although they were all composed within the same era (between 2013 and 2015), these three captivating pieces offer three different perspectives on her orchestral music. Ciel d’hiver is a rearrangement for orchestra only, True Fire is a song cycle, and Trans a harp concerto.Ciel d’hiver is a transposition for small orchestra of the central movement of Orion, a triptych composed in 2002 for a giant orchestra. Inspired by Greek mythology, it joins a series of works inspired by the infinity and mystery of sky and space.True Fire was commissioned by four orchestras (Los Angeles, Hamburg, Paris [Orchestre National de France], and London [BBC]) for baritone Gerald Finley. It is a cycle of six songs written from poems of various authors. Saariaho’s goal was to explore the singer’s unique vocal range by allowing him to deploy the full scope of his expressiveness.And with Trans, the composer first and foremost explores the “depths of the instrument’s soul” − the harp − without sacrificing virtuosity. Written in three movements, this concert uses a relatively small orchestra, with a translucent writing in which the harp converses with an instrument, or an entire section. This way, the harp becomes the driving force of the music, and its main protagonist. © François Hudry/Qobuz