Young artists of the winter: Jarno Heikkilä, guitar
The modern classical guitar is a wonderfully flexible and expressive medium for contemporary composers with styles that are difficult to pigeon-hole. The first part of the recital features major works of the Finnish guitar repertoire by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Pehr Henrik Nordgren and Magnus Lindberg. These explore the entire gamut of expression on the guitar, from the quietest dynamics to explosive drama. The second half consists of two real heavyweight works by Elliot Carter from the USA and Benjamin Britten from the UK.
Nordgren, Rautavaara, Lindberg, Carter, Britten