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OND 1124; ONDINE - Finlandia; Classica contemporanea Orchestrale
This terrific disc brings together three of Magnus Lindberg's colourful, large-scale works from the past decade. The most recent of them, Sculpture, was inspired by Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and explores a fascinating sound-world dominated by the orchestra's low instruments.
Campana in aria (1998) sets a high-lying solo horn against a surprisingly luxuriant chamber orchestra; and the Concerto for Orchestra goes on a fascinating journey of harmonic richness and textural ingenuity. Sakari Oramo and his superb Finnish orchestra give performances that can only be described as definitive. --Matthew Rye, Daily Telegraph, 7 November 2008