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Allen Gimbel
American Record Guide, November 2015

These pieces, most with soloists and string orchestra, tend to be dreamlike explorations of mostly sullen materials, in Scandinavian fashion. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Phillip Scott
Fanfare, November 2015

The beauty of this new recording is its completeness. The Jyväskylä Sinfonia, a 38-member strong chamber orchestra…, is clearly devoted to capturing Sallinen’s distinctive voice. …The result is performances which are idiomatic and authentic… © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review

Richard Whitehouse
Gramophone, October 2015

Assured playing by the Jyväskylä Sinfonia, with soloists such as the cellist Arto Noras and pianist Ralf Gothóni, and a fine commemoration of Sallinen’s 80th birthday. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, August 2015

These performances featuring the strings of the Jyväskylä Sinfonia are superb. Under Finnish pianist-conductors Ville Matvejeff and Ralf Gothóni, who are also the soloists in the fourth and fifth works, they provide consistently ideal support.

The overall instrumental timbre is characterized by bright, pleasant highs, a musical midrange and lean, clean bass. Audiophiles will not be disappointed! © 2015 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review

Stephen Barber
MusicWeb International, August 2015

The performances under both Ville Matvejeff and Ralf Gothóni are accomplished and the soloists play with great commitment and style. The recording is clear and unobtrusive… © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review

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