Tüür: Oratorio Ante Finem Saeculi/Symphony No. 2
Melodiya C10 27187 009
recorded at the Tallinn Town Hall, Tallinn, Estonia in 1987.
|All compositions by Erkki-Sven Tüür|
|Side A: Oratorio "Ante Finem Saeculi"
(1985) (for soloists, mixed choir and orchestra) 29:38
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
|Side B: Symphony No. 2 (1986-87) (for symphony
orchestra and tape) 26:50
In two sections:
USSR State Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture / Paul Mägi
Note: performer credit on the reissue was the USSR State Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Education.
|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 LP liner notes are written by Erkki-Sven Tüür in
English, Estonian and Russian.
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.
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