Tüür: Oratorio Ante Finem Saeculi/Symphony No. 2
recorded at the Tallinn Town Hall, Tallinn, Estonia in 1987.
|All compositions by Erkki-Sven Tüür|
|Oratorio "Ante Finem Saeculi" (1985)
(for soloists, mixed choir and orchestra) 29:33
In four sections:
Tempus I (text: Ecclesiastes)
Tempus II (text: Viivi Luik)
Tempus III (text: Viivi Luik)
Tempus IV (text:Viivi Luik & Ecclesiastes)
Vera Talesh: soprano solo, Joosep Vahermägi: tenor solo, Riho Ridbeck: bass solo.
Estonian Philharmonic Oratorio Choir & Estonian Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
|Symphony No. 2 (1986-87) (for symphony orchestra
and tape) 26:45
In two sections:
USSR State Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Education / Paul Mägi
Note: performer credit on the original LP issue was the USSR State Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture.
|Commissions, Dedications and Awards|
|Oratorio "Ante Finem Saeculi" was
commissioned by Tõnu Kaljuste.
Symphony No. 2 was written for the original LP recording.
Oratorio "Ante Finem Saeculi" was awarded the Estonian Annual Music Prize in 1986.
Symphony No. 2 was awarded the Estonian Annual Music Prize in 1987.
|Oratorio "Ante Finem Saeculi", Symphony No. 2 are published by Fazer Music Estonia.|
|Other Points of Interest and Links|
|The CD liner notes are unaccredited, but are substantially
based on the original LP notes written by Tüür.
Although the performers of Ante Finem Saeculi are described as the Estonian Philharmonic Oratorio Choir, this is probably a slightly enlarged version of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. The EPCC list this recording under their own discography. but only as its vinyl LP version.
The cover of the CD shown above is from the 1st edition of this release. Finlandia reissued the disc two years later in a 2nd edition with a revised cover design which you can see here
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