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.