13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A highly recommended recording at super-budget price,
By A Customer
This review is from: Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus / Piano Concerto 1 / Symphony 3 (Audio CD)
This is music that certainly conjures up the majestic and austere vistas of those Arctic landscapes. The bird recordings add to the ghostliness of the "Cantus", and the concerto displays its beauty on repeated listenings. Both orchestra and soloist perform superbly, and the recording is up to Naxos' usual high standard. Unfamiliar with Rautavaara's work, this CD was bought on a whim, and I was not disappointed. Highly recommended, especially at this price.