Mystery Variations on Giuseppe Colombi's Chiacona 30 variations by 30 composers on a chaconne by Colombi (1635-1694) were requested by the wife of Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen and by her colleague and compatriot the composer Kaija Saariaho in honor of his 50th birthday (what did you get for your 50th?). List of composers: Jouni Kaipainen, Martin Matalon, Roger Reynolds, Denis Cohen, Jukka Tiensuu, Steven Stucky, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Edmund Campion, Rolf Wallin, Pablo Ortiz, Paavo Heininen, Anders Hilborg, Fred Lerdahl, Veli-Matti Puumala, Pascal Dusapin, Kimmo Hakola, Tan Dun, Marc Neikrug, Joju Yuasa, Ryan Wigglesworth, Colin Matthews, Kaija Saariaho, Ivan Fedele, Vinko Globokar, Gualtiero Dazzi, Tapio Tuomela, Betsy Jolas, Miroslav Srnka, Luca Francesconi and Magnus Lindberg.
Catalogue Number: 02O083
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0171
Description: Total time: 79:57. Anssi Karttunen (cello).