A Finn celebrates with unheard Olly Knussen

The Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen will celebrate his 60th birthday later this month with a Helsinki concert in memory of the late British composer Oliver Knussen. Truly, a lovely gesture.

The concert will include three world premieres:
Knussen: Tarantella sur le nom Saariaho (2002)

Saariaho: Lullaby (in memoriam Oliver Knussen) (2020)

Lindberg: Piece for Olly

The full programme is:
Anssi Karttunen, La Fuga
Anssi Karttunen, Reflections
Oliver Knussen, Tarantella
Mark-Anthony Turnage, Song For Big Owl
Magnus x 60
Julian Anderson, Maisema
11×6=60: Homages to Pascal Dusapin
Magnus Lindberg, Piece for Olly
Colin Matthews, Three fragments
Kaija Saariaho, Lullaby


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