Acclaim for Kortekangas-Sibelius disc

The BIS disc by the Minnesota Orchestra of Olli Kortekangas’s Migrations and Sibelius’s Kullervo and Finlandia has reaped outstanding international acclaim. It was Recording of the Month of musicweb-international.com in March, and The Guardian praised it as being thrilling and commanding. Migrations has also been described as cast on a grand scale and its choral and orchestral writing as richly sonorous. Scored for male choir, mezzo-soprano and orchestra, it was a commission from the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä. It is to receive its first performance in Finland in Lahti in October.