Kaipainen, Jouni (Ilari)

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Kaipainen, Jouni (Ilari)

Kaipainen, Jouni (Ilari), Finnish composer; b. Helsinki, Nov. 24, 1956. He studied with Sallinen (1973-76) and Heininen (1976-82) at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. From 1991 to 1993 he was artistic director of the Helsinki Festival. His style of composition is typical of the modern school of Finnish music, drawing away from the nationalistic trends of Sibelius, creating a thoroughly individual style.


dramatic: Television Opera: Konstanzin Ihme (The Miracle of Konstanz; 1987). orch.:Concerto grosso per orchestra di camera (1974); Apotheosis for Chamber Orch. (1975); 3 syms. (1980-85; 1992-94; 1999); Carpe diem!, clarinet concerto (1990); Oboe Concerto (1994). chambers: string quartets (1973, 1974, 1984, 1994); Aspetti for Clarinet and Piano (1975); “…la chimère de l’humidité de la nuit?” for Alto Saxophone (1978); Trois morceaux de l’aube for Cello and Piano (1980-81); Far from Home for Flute, Alto Saxophone, Guitar, and Percussion (1981); Altaforte for Electric Trumpet and Tape (1982); Trio No. 1 for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1983); Elegia for Cello and Piano (1983); Parcours for Flute and Harpsichord (1983); Piping Down the Valleys Wild for Bass Clarinet and Piano (1984); Andamento: Trio No. 2 for Flute, Bassoon, and Piano (1986); Trio No. 3 for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1986-87); Gena for Accordion (1987); L’annello di Aurora for Violin (1988). Piano: Sonatina (1976); Ladders to Fire for 2 Pianos (1979); Je chante la chaleur désespérée (1981); Conte (1985). vocal:Yölaujuja (Nocturnal Songs) for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (1978); Cinq poèmes de René Char for Soprano and Orch. (1978-80); Pitkän kesän poikki iltaan (Through the Long Summer to the Evening) for Soprano, Flute, Horn, Percussion, and Cello (1979); Stjarnenatten (Star Night) for Soprano and Ensemble (1989); Lachrymosa for Chorus (1989).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire