Fagerlund Bassoon Concerto ‘Mana’; Woodlands
Aho Bassoon Concerto; Solo V
Bram van Sambeek (bassoon); Lahti Symphony Orchestra/Dima Slobodeniouk and Okko Kamu
BIS BIS2206 (hybrid CD/SACD)
Sebastian Fagerlund's music features on a shared BBC Music Magazine Award-winning CD, available from BIS.
The jury described the collection of contemporary works for the oft-neglected bassoon as a revelation: Vital new pieces by Fagerlund and Aho highlight the fire and heart of the instrument, Bram van Sambeek delivers flawless performances, the Lahti Symphony are on fire, and the sound quality is top-notch.
For all the winners, view the BBC Music Magazine Awards website