Personalities | Aulis Sallinen | Contemporary | Classical
(Or’-liss Sal’-li-nan) b. 1935
Early dabbling in serialism was swiftly replaced with a strong feeling for simple, expressive themes, diatonicism and clarity of structure (Elegy for Sebastian Knight, 1964). Like his compatriot Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Sallinen developed a strong interest in the folk traditions of his country, evident in his use of both folk melodies and texts from the Finnish national epic, Kalevala (Kullervo, 1992). It is in opera that Sallinen has made his biggest contribution. His operas often deal with contemporary issues, such as the first Finnish general election in Punainen viiva (‘The Red Line’, 1978).
The Red Line, soloists, Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra (cond) Okko Kamu (Finlandia)
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