What classical and experimental records are extreme enough for Finland’s extreme accordionist?

 

Arvo Pärt
Alina

 

Vladimir Spivakov v;Sergev Bezrodny p;Alexander Malter p;Dietmar Schwalke vc
ECM 1591

This is my favourite Pärt album and maybe my favourite classical music recording of all time. Estonia is neighbour and relative to Finland, of course, so it is not difficult for me to feel his music on many levels. This is music to which I return time and time again.

 

David

 

Weinstein Perfume

Avant AVAN 020

David is an American composer and I have used this album as opening music for my concerts for many years. It is “electronic” but does not really sound electronic, as it is comprised of sound effects reproduced and arranged in the form of abstract...