One of the orchestral fantasies from Months by Leif Segerstam played by SAMI sinfonietta in two different versions. The piece, divided into 10 sections, is performed without a conductor and includes improvisatory elements: the differences between the two versions can easily be compared by switching between tracks on the CD.

July is one of the conductor-less orchestral fantasies that just had to be written down in 1995. The orchestral "happening" has 10 starts. The sign for these moments comes from the pianist who plays a solo part with an obligato character.

Those who fancy they can hear colder tones in the piece, should not forget that July for Australians means mid-winter!

1005 Segerstam July