New CD: ​Concerto​ ​for soprano​ ​saxophone by Kalevi Aho​​

My latest Concerto recording with Kalevi Aho and Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds is now available for studio quality download:
http://www.eclassical.com/aho-saxophone-concerto-and-quintet.html

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A great new concerto for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra by Kalevi Aho:

The work is devoted to Anders Paulsson, whose delicate, ECM-style interpretation style has guided the concerto.
Paulsson is loaded with all the necessary intensity and he carries the melodies gloriously.
He also realizes multiplayer features chordically and naturally. It is probably thanks also to Aho, who is always familiar with the solo instruments.
The role of the Chamber Orchestra in the concerto
is to create mysterious shades of watercolors and to engage in dialogue with bright secco solos, and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra does really well.”

-Kare Eskola, Yle Klassinen, October 6, 2017

“Anders Paulsson has developed Soprano Saxophone playing to an unprecedented, sensational top level!”

– Kalevi Aho, Finnish Composer, October 4, 2017