A sense of direction in contemporary choral music
"Generally speaking, exploratory modernist choral music is taxing to both perform and listen to, but this disc is an exception. Both Antti Auvinen and Sampo Haapamäki...
"This programme is predicated on the twin abilities of Virpi Räisänen, who began her career as a violinist and then blossomed as a mezzo. It was...
An expatriate composer’s elegant collection
"The performances are lively and delicate throughout, resulting in an elegant and enjoyable whole."
Let the People Sing
"There are moments, when Kostiainen does things that give the ears a good tweak: one striking passage has minimalist oscillating flutes above a lyrical cello line;...
Glorious fusion from a true pioneer
"In this day and age, there is nothing thrilling or novel in calling someone a trailblazer. However, some of us were mapping new areas long before...
Highlights from the lowlands
"The trio swings seriously and authentically, but also gives a taste of the countryside Americana. Sandberg’s clean execution is sophisticated."
Lighthouse beam on a stormy night
"The overall sound is eerie, nocturnal and wintry – yet somehow comforting, as deep forests are for people of the North."
Communing with ghosts on the island of souls
"A poignant soundscape that works equally well as a standalone work and as a movie score."
All’s Well That Ends Well
"Sid Hille and Abdissa Assefa managed to create and capture some truly momentous and mesmerizing moments. The end result is Here – Beyond the Infinite, a...