Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern / Pietari Inkinen
"From mysteriously dark string surfaces bright rays rise up as if at the dawn of a sunny day. It is irresistible in its growth like Ravel's Bolero and similarly abrupt in its final bar. The orchestral strings are so dense, so intricately interwoven, that In the Beginning could last forever.
"A mystical piece that makes one think of the Representation of Chaos in Joseph Haydn's Creation, but which also seems to shine light upon the Finnish natural world."