Notes & Reviews:
This is a disc of Finnish and Italian music for guitar. Patrik Kleemola is one of the most prominent Finnish guitarists to emerge in recent years, having won the Takemitsu International Guitar Competition in 2004. In addition to his performing career, he teaches at the Turku Music Institute.
American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Kleemola's playing is consistently excellent. He handles the most demanding passages without a struggle, and he has a huge range of timbre and dynamics. I'd love to hear him in more traditional repertory; these pieces are mainly made up of gestures, without any lyrical melodies.