Pietari Inkinen press reviews
SIBELIUS: Night Ride and Sunrise, Belshazzar's Feast, Kuolema
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8 570763
Here's further prrof that Pietari Inkinen is a young conductor with confidence and talent to spare. The New Zealand SO respond with conspicuous poise and application for their Finnish chief (they really do sound like a rejuvenated band). ... he brings an abundant recreative flair and cogent grip to the task in hand, not least in Night Ride and Sunrise, whose elusive structure he binds together with a sure-footed skill that belies his tender years. Moreover, Inkinen's luminous account of the suite from Belshazzar's Feast will have you questioning why such an appealing and highly evocative score is so seldom performed.
- Andrew Achenbach, Gramaphone February 2009
This already has raves from Gramaphone magazine, BBC Radio 3 and the online Passionata. The way Inkinen opens out the insistent predawn hoof beats to the broad chords of an expansive Nordic sunrise in Night Ride and Sunrise reveals him as a true Sibelian.
- Ian Dando, New Zealand Listener 15 May 2009