Estimated duration

2 h


Radion sinfoniaorkesteri

Ryan Bancroft, conductor
Tuomas Lehto, cello

Anders Hillborg: Sound atlas
Unsuk Chin: Cello Concerto
Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 Op. 29 “The Inextinguishable”

The colour chart of Anders Hillborg opens with the glittering tinkle of a glass harmonica before expanding into a swirling magic world for full orchestra. The tension in the cello concerto by Unsuk Chin is in places excruciating; she herself speaks of “psychological warfare” between cellist and orchestra. The piece no doubt arrives at a tentative truce. The soloist, Tuomas Lehto, is from the FRSO’s own ranks.