The EMMA Award is presented annually to the best classical music recording. The album Isola, released on the BIS Records label, contains Fagerlund’s orchestral works Isola and Partita, as well his Clarinet Concerto, performed by Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet) and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under Dima Slobodeniouk. The judges praised the powerful scoring, timbres and stirring rhythms of Fagerlund’s compositions. Following the album’s release in May 2011, Isola received immediate attention on an international scale, including top ratings for performance and recording standards in the September issue of BBC Music Magazine.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Finland presents their annual EMMA Awards to the best albums and artists.
Works for Piano, Prepared Piano and Toy Piano
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