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Kaija Saariaho on her Ingmar Bergman-inspired "Laterna magica"

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Published on Apr 23, 2012

On May 23, Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra in a performance of the New York premiere of Kaija Saariaho's "Laterna magica."

Here, Carnegie Hall's 2011-2012 composer-in-residence explains how filmmaker Ingmar Bergman's autobiography provided the inspiration for the piece. Saariaho also shares how the iconic Swedish director's belief that the human soul was a "damp red thing" was inspirational for core elements of this composition.

More information about The Cleveland Orchestra's May 23 concert is available at http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/...

More information about Kaija Saariaho's 2011-2012 residency is available at http://www.carnegiehall.org/saariaho

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