Feb 15, 2012

Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts Sibelius & Lutosławski

“Both Sibelius works come across very strongly here…Saraste sees these works whole. Always the right thing seems to happen at the right time. The sense of growth from a simple but potent musical seed in the Symphony is as fine as I’ve ever experienced it…The Lutoslawski too is full of good things and again it builds thrillingly towards the end.”

BBC Music Magazine, February 2012 *****

“It is not just concert attendees who will be pleased to have this spectacularly deft and rigorous account of Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra on disc…Saraste is in his element here, clarifying the composer’s bejewelled textural mosaics while driving forwards and generally inspiring the players to give of their very best.”

Gramophone Magazine, December 2011