Drifts for orchestra (2017)
Stonework for orchestra (2015)
Transit, concerto for guitar and orchestra (2013)
Ismo Eskelinen, guitar
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hannu Lintu
Sebastian Fagerlund has been described as ‘a composer who commandingly bridges tradition and modernity’ (Klassik-Heute.de) while his music, according to another reviewer, is ‘modern and unorthodox, opulent and strange, masterfully composed and orchestrated’ (MusicWeb-International). Previous acclaimed recordings on BIS include the chamber opera Döbeln, as well as orchestral works and concertos for clarinet, violin and bassoon respectively.
Another concertantework forms part of the present programme: Transitfor guitar and orchestra, written for the soloist on this disc, IsmoEskelinen. He is partnered by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Hannu Lintu who have previously championed Fagerlund’smusic: the orchestra has commissioned several works, including the guitar concerto as well as Drifts, the opening work here. The disc takes its title from the third composition, Stonework, named after those man-made stone structures that are found all over the world, serving a range of purposes, from landmarks and navigational aids to burial monuments.
BIS Records SACD BIS2295
|Release Period||April 2018|