Fagerlund: Darkness In Light (SACD)

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Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu, Pekka Kuusisto

An earlier recording of orchestral works by Sebastian Fagerlund was described in BBC Music Magazine as displaying 'boundless technical resource at the service of a considerable imagination'. These qualities, and his receptivity towards different musical traditions Fagerlund shares with Pekka Kuusisto, to whom the violin concerto Darkness in Light is dedicated. The title of the work is a subtle reference to a quote from author Haruki Murakami’s novella Firefly: ‘Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it’. The disc closes with the orchestral work Ignite, composed for and performed here by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, under its chief conductor Hannu Lintu.

Violin Concerto ‘Darkness in Light’

Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

Ignite for orchestra

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu