16 Apr 2021
A Nordic Album to relish.
The Nordic Rhapsody CD is on Gramophone's list of "The best new classical albums: Editor Choice, May 2021"
“Artistry of a high order from this gifted young Swedish virtuoso, and further proof that his dazzling debut album was no flash in the pan.
Johan Dalene’s playing possesses such palpable maturity, intelligence and composure... Sinding’s Suite in A minor sounds positively newly minted, its Adagio centrepiece shaped with conspicuous eloquence. It’s a similar tale with Grieg’s adorable First Sonata, in which Dalene forges a nourishing rapport with Christian Ihle Hadland… a reading so brimful of freshfaced ardour and recreative flair."
Gramophone, Andrew Achenbach