This award-winning recording contains music by the celebrated Latvian composer Peteris Vasks. John Storgårds is featured as conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic in the Second Symphony, and as soloist in the Violin Concerto, where he is accompanied by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Juha Kangas.
Artistic Quality 10 Sound Quality 10
"If you enjoy Kancheli, or Rautavaara, or what you might call the "new tonal school" of modern composers, then you’re going to love this. It’s also marvelously played and conducted..., and the sonics are drop-dead gorgeous. An event not to be missed!"
David Hurwitz - ClassicsToday.com March 2003
Cannes Classical Awards 2004 Disc of the Year and Orchestral 20th Century Award
"... the formidable interpretative skills of conductor John Storgårds, who secures exemplary results from the Tampere Philharmonic. The sound is splendidly ample and detailed to match... This enterprising release deserves every success."
Andrew Achenbach - Gramophone - April 2003