Contrary (2007) 2′
for soprano and orchestra
sop, fl, ob, cl, bn, 2hn, tpt, tbn, pc, timp, hp, pn, 66543
premiered 2007, Suvisoitto, Porvoo

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Eija Räisänen, soprano
Avanti! Orchestra, Magnus Lindberg cond.

Set to decontextualized fragments of Shakespeare’s sonnet Music to Hear, this miniature is the first piece in an eventual song cycle to be entitled Shakespeare Aphorisms