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Kimmo Hakola Clarinet Concerto

Commission: 2001, world premiere: 28.06.2001, AVANTI! Chamber Orchestra/Kari Kriikku

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman, Finland

 

Performance reviews

It is a firework of dances, explosions and colours that turns soloist Kari Kriikku into the public’s favourite. The Milanese audience finally renders its honours to Kriikku’s virtuosity and somewhat dance-hall folklore.

– Corriere della Sera, February 2009

Recording: released by Ondine February 2006

Kari Kriikku/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

It’s all done, and performed, with such élan, that it’s hard not to enjoy the vitality […] The performances are most impressive and the works clearly hold no terrors for Kari Kriikku.

–BBC Music Magazine, March 2006