Erkki-Sven Tüür Concert Archive

Last Update: November 1, 2004

Information on the concert performances of Erkki-Sven Tüür's compositions is more easily obtainable via the internet than ever before, but obviously this archive has to be kept within reasonable limits. The performances below are a listing of world or specific continent or country premieres as well as any other concerts of special significance. The listings of compositions performed are, in most cases, reliant upon the accuracy of the sponsoring arts organization's information and/or the subsequent critical reviews. The archive will hopefully grow further into the past as earlier history is added. Obviously, information on recent performances is more easily obtainable. Any assistance is more than welcome. If you have the time and inclination to do archival searches of your local newpapers/concert organization etc. I will be more than happy to make additional entries. If you have any useful information, contributions or comments you would like to make, you can contact me via e-mail at: alan.teder@sympatico.ca
Not all links below go directly to the specific newspaper review. In most cases, these articles will be archived at the newspaper's website and can only be read for a nominal fee. All the links will at least go to the current front page of each newspaper's website.

If you are searching for future international concerts with performances of Erkki-Sven Tüür's music please see the selective listing on the Erkki-Sven Tüür Future Concerts Page.


Concerts/performances in 2004
Date of performance: Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 20:00 hours
Premiere or event: European Union Youth Orchestra in Tallinn (part of the Klaaspärlimäng / Glasperlenspiel (Glass Bead Game) Festival July 9 - August 18, 2004)
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Aditus for orchestra
Performers: European Union Youth Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 5.
Sponsor and Tickets: Eesti Kontsert (Estonian Concert Organization)
Promotional Quote: This concert will be recorded live for possible future DVD release.
Date of performance: July 21 to August 27, 2004 Summer Session and Tour
Premiere or event: European Union Youth Orchestra
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Aditus for orchestra (with the Paavo Järvi residency only)
Performers: European Union Youth Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Rehearsal residencies with Yan Pascal Tortelier (Bolzano, Italy) and Paavo Järvi (Tallinn, Estonia) with associated touring
Other works on the programme: Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 5. (with the Paavo Järvi residency only)
Sponsors and Tickets: tba (see below for August 14, 2004 concert in Tallinn, Estonia which has been announced as of March 2004)
Promotional Quote: The EUYO will perform concerts in Bolzano, Llubjlana, the Baltic States and Scandinavia. Programme 1 with Paavo Järvi (conductor) is Erkki-Sven Tüür - Aditus & Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 5; Programme 2 with Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor), Vadim Repin (violin) will be Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto & Sergei Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet.
Date of performance: Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 20:00 hours
Premiere or event: Hommage à Remme (part of the Klaaspärlimäng / Glasperlenspiel (Glass Bead Game) Festival July 9 - August 18, 2004)
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Erkki-Sven Tüür electroacoustic work to be announced
Performers: Ansambel Küberstuudio (The Cyberstudio Ensemble): Monika Mattiesen, Airi Eras, Margo Kõlar, Martti Raide, Jaak Sooäär, Anto Õnnis, Toomas Trass, Ardo Ran Varres, Jaan Toomik and Anneli Remme. 
Location: Canute Guild Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: tba, will contain works by Rauno Remme, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Lepo Sumera, Mirjam Tally, and Margo Kõlar.
Sponsor and Tickets: Eesti Kontsert (Estonian Concert Organization)
Promotional Quote: "An obeisance to the late multi-media composer Rauno Remme (1969-2002). The programme contains electroacoustic music by Remme, Stockhausen, Cage, Tüür, Sumera, Tally and Kõlar woven into a single pattern by video, light and texts."
Date of performance: June 29, 2004 at 20:30 hours
Premiere or event: Stimmen-Festival
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Meditatio for mixed choir and saxophone quartet (text: Anselm of Canterbury)
Performers:
Raschèr-Saxophone-Quartet / RIAS Chamber Choir / Peter Dijkstra
Location: Burghof Lörrach, Lörrach, Germany
Other works on the programme: Bach: Fuga XII in g-moll, Brahms: Drei Motetten Op.110, Martin: Mass for double choir, Thompson: From Darkness into Light (Saxophone Quartet No. 2), Pärt: Magnificat.
Sponsor: Stimmen-Festival.
Promotional Quote: search in progress.
Date of performance: June 4, 2004
Premiere or event: Isabelle van Keulen & Paavo Järvi concert at Radio France
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Violin Concerto
Performers: Isabelle van Keulen:violin / Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Paavo Järvi
Location: Maison de Radio France, Paris, France
Other works on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Fratres; Alexander Scriabin: Symphony No.2.
Sponsor: Radio France
Promotional Quote:search in progress
Radio broadcast alert: This concert may be a radio broadcast by Radio France.
Date of performance: May 9, 10 (20:00 hours), 11 (20:00 hours), & 12 (20:00 hours), 2004
Premiere or event: Festival Europamusicale 2004
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics VI (1992/2004) and Oxymoron
Performers: Nyyd Ensemble with Leho Karin, violoncello / Olari Elts

Location: Christian Zais Saal, Kurhaus, Wiesbaden (May 9); Kleiner Saal, Konzerthaus, Berlin (May 10); Mendelssohn Saal, Gewandhaus, Leipzig (May 11); Prinzregententheater, München (May 12).
Other works on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Fratres; Toivo Tulev: Be lost in the Call; Helena Tulve: trio lumineux / opaque; Sampo Haapamäki: Signature; Tõnu Kõrvits: Afterglow. [Note: there are some differences in the programme as posted between the Nyyd Ensemble and the Europamusicale 2004 websites, the final programme should be confirmed closer to the actual date]
Sponsor & tickets: Europamusicale 2004 and tickets for München are available from Musikerlebnis at 16, 14, 12, or 10, Euro.
Promotional Quote: "NYYD Ensemble, dessen Name auf deutsch „jetzt“ bedeutet, gilt als der herausragende estnische Repräsentant für neue Musik. Gegründet in 1993, hat es sich mit Auftritten bei Festivals für zeitgenössische Musik und verschiedenen CD-Produktionen einen Namen gemacht. NYYD ist ein Solistenensemble, welches bei EUROPAMUSICALE in einer Besetzung mit Holzbläsern, Blechbläsern, Klavier, Schlagwerk und Streichern begeistern wird."
Date of performance: April 30, 2004 at
Premiere or event: The Last Concert of old Europe
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Action, Passion, Illusion
Performers:
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: St. Nicholas Church, Galway, Ireland
Other works on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Te Deum

Sponsor and Tickets:

Other Information: 
Date of performance: April 29, 2004 at 19:30 hours
Premiere or event: Pedro Carneiro concert
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Ardor (Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra)
Performers: Pedro Carneiro / Trinity College of Music Chamber Orchestra / Gregory Rose
Location: Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London, UK. SE3 9RQ.
Other works on the programme: Stravinsky: Concerto in E flat "Dunbarton Oaks"; Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for four winds and orchestra K.297 ; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll.
Sponsor & Tickets: Blackheath Halls, Tickets are available online here. £8 (£6 concessions) or via Box Office 020 8463 0100
Other Information: On April 28 and April 30 (the day preceding and the day after the above concert), Pedro Carneiro will be conducting a percussion masterclass at the Trinity College of Music.
Date of performance: April 22, 2004 at 19:45 (to be repeated April 23, 2004 at 19:30 in Glasgow)
Premiere or event: Olari Elts debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Crystallisatio for three flutes, glockenspiel and strings
Performers: Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus / Olari Elts
Location: April 22, 2004 at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, April 23, 2004 at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow.
Other works on the programme: Magnus Lindberg:Coyote Blues; Jean Sibelius:Scenes historiques, Suite No. 2.; Arvo Pärt: Cantique des degres Psalm 121; Arvo Pärt:Orient and Occident; Arvo Pärt:Cecilia, vergine romana.
Sponsor: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Tickets: April 22, 2004 Box Office: Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH8-9JG, Scotland. Telephone: 0131 668 2019; Facsimile: 0131 668 2656.
Tickets: April 23, 2004 Box Office: Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2-3NY, Scotland. Telephone: 0141 353 8000.
Promotional Quote: "The young Estonian conductor Olari Elts makes his SCO debut in a programme celebrating the great composers from the Baltic regions. It is music which is breathtaking in its purity and in the depths of the emotions it stirs."
Date of performance: April 8, 2004 (program repeats at the same location on April 9, 2004)
Premiere or event: Paavo Järvi concerts in Prague, Czechoslovakia
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Violin Concerto
Performers: Gabriela Demeterova:violin; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Dvořák Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Other works on the programme: Martinu:Frescoes of Piero della Francesca; Bartók:Concerto for Orchestra.
Sponsor and tickets: The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and one hour before each concert of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Czech Chamber Music Society. You can pay for the tickets either with cash or by credit/debit card. There is a special entrance to the box office on the street level at the corner of Ulice 17. listopadu and Námìstí Jana Palacha. Address: Advance booking box office of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Alšovo nábøeží 12, 110 01 Prague 1. phone: +420-2-27059352 fax: +420-2-27059291 e-mail: pokladna@cfmail.cz
Promotional Quote:search in progress
Date of performance: April 2, 2004 at hours
Premiere or event: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Performers: Martti Rousi, cello / Tapiola Sinfonietta / Olli Mustonen
Location: Tapiola Hall, Espoo, Finland
Other works on the programme: Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano; Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 Op. 90 "Italian"
Sponsor and tickets: Tapiola Sinfonietta 16/11/5,50 Euro; Lippupiste: tel. 0600 900 900 (1.25 e/min) and Espoo Cultural Centre: tel. (09) 8165 7234; Subscription tickets: 10 concerts 120/77 Euro; 5 concerts 68/44/21 Euros.

Date of performance: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 19:00 hours (Pärnu, Estonia) and Friday, March 19, 2004 at 19:00 hours (Tallinn, Estonia)
Premiere or event: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Baltic Tour March 16-19, 2004
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Aditus for orchestra
Performers: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov
Location: Pärnu Concert Hall, Pärnu, Estonia and Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Parts; Antonin Dvorak: Symphonic Poem "The Wood Dove" op.110; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 op.92;
Sponsor and Tickets: Eesti Kontsert (Estonian Concert Organization) Tickets: Pärnu: 300.- 200.- 100.- EEK; Tallinn: 500.- 400.- 300.- 200.- (100.-) EEK.
Promotional Quote:
On 16th March, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will make the first visit of a Scottish orchestra to the Baltic States. Under the direction of its Chief Conductor Ilan Volkov, the BBC SSO will give three concerts in Estonia and one in the Latvian capital, Riga. Supported by the British Council, this will be the first tour of Estonia by a major Scottish performing arts group, and heralds closer cultural links between the two countries... The concerts on the tour will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Date of performance: March 11, 12 & 13, 2004 at 20:30 hours
Premiere or event: Insula deserta in Italy
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Insula deserta for strings
Performers: Orchestra Sinfonica Haydn di Bolzano e Trento / Daniele Callegari
Location: Teatro Locale, Bolzano, Italy (March 11, 2004); Trento, Italy (March 12, 2004); Trentino, Italy (March 13, 2004).
Other works on the programme: Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5; Georges Bizet: Symphony in C Major.
Sponsor: Orchestra Sinfonica Haydn di Bolzano e Trento

Date of performance: March 5, 2004
Premiere or event: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Performers: Martti Rousi, cello / Pori Sinfonietta / Tuomas Rousi
Location: Promenadikeskus, Pori, Finland
Other works on the programme: Brahms, Sibelius, Koskelin
Sponsor: Pori Sinfonietta 14/11/6 Euro (Rush Seats on the day of the concert 3 Euro)
Date of performance: February 14, 2004
Premiere or event: Netherlands premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Requiem for mixed choir, strings, piano and triangle
Performers: Tannie Willemstijn (soprano), Charlotte Riedijk (soprano), Marcel Beekman (tenor), Albert van Ommen (tenor) / Netherlands Chamber Choir / Radio Chamber Orchestra / Mark Foster
Location: Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Vredenburgpassage 77, 3511 DL Utrecht. tel: 030 231 45 44

Other works on the programme: Guus Janssen: Dutch Dub; Arvo Pärt: Orient & Occident; Jacques Bank: Uiteindelijke dingen - World Premiere of new work commissioned by the Netherlands Chamber Choir
Sponsor: Netherlands Chamber Choir in cooperation with NPS Radio. Tickets:
€ 15,00
Promotional Quote: This concert will be broadcast on radio and internet by NPS Radio on the program "4FM in Concert" on 22 February, 2004 from 20:00 to 21:30 hours Netherlands Time.
Date of performance: February 13, 2004 at 20:00 hours (Note: entire Festival is from Feb. 13 to 15, 2004 and has 3 concerts)
Premiere or event: Icebreaker II - Baltic Voices Festival
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Fata Morgana (North American premiere)
Performers: Seattle Chamber Players and guest musicians
Location: Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington
Other works on the programme: too numerous to list here, please see further details at the Icebreaker II Festival site.
Sponsor: Seattle Chamber Players Tickets: $20 / $18 Seniors / $12 Students
Promotional Quote: "To increase the artistic exchange between the North European and American new music communities, the Seattle Chamber Players presents a collaborative festival with noted musicians from countries of the Baltic Sea region. As part of our concert season in a festival format (three concerts in three days), the ensemble will be giving programs of music by living composers from Baltic countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Artistic Advisor to the Seattle Chamber Players and curator of Icebreaker II is musicologist and music producer Dr. Elena Dubinets, who has co-organized several highly-acclaimed contemporary music festivals and conferences in different countries, including the Seattle Chamber Players Icebreaker: New Voices from Russia festival of contemporary Russian music in 2002." n.b. noted Estonian musicologist Merike Vaitmaa is advertised as a participant at this Festival.
Date of performance: February 9, 2004 [N.B. CONCERT IS REPORTEDLY CANCELLED/REPROGRAMMED DUE TO MAESTRO JÄRVI NOT BEING ABLE TO ATTEND. THE ERKKI-SVEN TÜÜR WORK WILL LIKELY NOT BE PERFORMED]
Premiere or event: Paavo Järvi concert in Milan, Italy
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Aditus
Performers: Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala / Paavo Järvi
Location: Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy
Other works on the programme: Sibelius: Pelléas et Melisande; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5.
Sponsor: http://www.filarmonica.it/ita/
Date of performance: February 6 & 7, 2004
Premiere or event: Eri Klas conducts Insula Deserta Indianapolis premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Insula Deserta
Performers: Lars Vogt (piano) / Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / Eri Klas
Location: Hilbert Circle Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Other works on the programme: Ludwig Van Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major; Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major
Sponsor: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Tickets from $60 to $16 US.
Promotional Quote (from the program notes): "Insula deserta was written for string orchestra in 1989. The structure is tri-partite, beginning quietly, rising to an enormous climax in the center, and descending to a soft conclusion. Throughout the work, slow moving themes are placed against varied backgrounds, and finally yielding or melting into them. Sudden pauses clear the air before new backdrops are fashioned.
Soft high buzzing, sounding like thousands of bees, opens Insula deserta. This is the first backdrop. An angular theme from violins is placed against the constant activity. Shifting to a ‘raindrop” style background, Insula deserta invokes the lower strings, and the music grows into richer orchestration. A sudden “clearing-the-air moment re-triggers the initial buzzing, before a march-like rhythmic pulse underscores a parade of assorted themes leading to the enormous central climax. After this fiery crash, the high soft buzzing resumes, and leads us to the final section. Tüür’s angular first theme is recalled; subsidiary subjects are projected against varied background screens; a quiet denouement and original buzzing close the work. Patrick Wiklacz in the liner notes of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic recording (1997) wrote, “The musician freely explores the orchestral spectrum, as if the enclosed space of an island suggested rather the neutral reflections of a dream world than a state of anguish.”
These are the first performances of Insula deserta by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra." Note: It is possible that this concert will be a future broadcast on the Indianapolis NPR station WFYI. Keep checking at the address http://www.wfyi.org/wfyi2003/classicalMusic.asp during February 2004.
Date of performance: February 6, 2004 at 20:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: World Premiere of new work for choir and saxophone quartet and Germany/Estonia tour
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Meditatio for mixed choir and saxophone quartet (text: Anselm of Canterbury)
Performers: Thomas de Vries (baritone) / WDR Rundfunkchor Köln / Raschèr-Saxophone-Quartet / Anton Marik
Location: WDR Sendesaal, Funkhaus Wallrafplatz, Köln, Germany
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(followed by tour: Feb. 7, 2004 at 20:00 hrs in Essen, Zeche Zollverein Halle 5; Feb. 8, 2004 at 18:00 hrs in Wuppertal, Immanuelskirche, Feb. 9, 2004 at 19:30 hrs in Minden, St. Martini, Feb. 10, 2004 at 20:00 hrs at Leipzig, Gewandhaus, Mendelssohn-Saal, Feb. 12, 2004 at 19:00 hrs in Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, February 13, 2004 at 19:00 hrs in Tartu, Vanemuine Concert Hall and Feb. 14, 2004 at 19:00 hrs in Pärnu, Concert Hall.)
Other works on the programme: Knut Nystedt: Immortal Bach for five SATB choir a cappella; Alexander Glasunov: Quartet for four saxophones in B Major, op. 109; Edvard Grieg: Four Psalms op. 74 for baritone solo and four-voice mixed choir a cappella; Johann Sebastian Bach: 3 Contrapuncti from "The Art of Fugue", BWV 1080.
Sponsor:
WDR Rundfunkchor Köln
Promotional Quote (motto for the tour):
Was mir auch eigen, gehört dir mit (That which belongs to me, is also yours)
Radio broadcast alert: There will be a February 7, 2004 radio broadcast (probably a recording of the February 6, 2004 concert) by WDR Radio 3 in Germany and the February 12, 2004 concert will be broadcast by via radio and internet by Estonian Classical Radio.
Date of performance: February 5, 2004 at 19:30 hours
Premiere or event:
David Geringas on tour with the Cello Concerto
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Performers: David Geringas / Gävle Symfoniorkester / Anu Tali
Location: Gävle Konserthus, Gävle, Sweden
Other works on the programme: Heino Eller: Koit (Dawn) Symphonic Poem; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Sponsor and Tickets:
Gävle Symfoniorkester Tickets from 70 to 180 SEK available from http://www.ticnet.se/Ticnet.html
Promotional Quote: På elcello hör vi också David Geringas framföra den estniske tonsättaren Erkki Sven Tüürs cellokonsert. Erkki Sven Tüür är, jämte Eduard Tubin och Arvo Pärt, Estlands mest kända bidrag till den klassiska musikvärlden.
Date of performance: February 3, 2004 at 19:00 hours
Premiere or event: Fata Morgana Estonian premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Fata Morgana for piano trio
Performers: New Tallinn Trio (Uus Tallinna Trio) Harry Traksmann (violin), Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano), Kaido Kelder (cello).
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio D-Major op. 70 no. 1; Antonin Dvorak: Dumki
Sponsor and Tickets: Eesti Kontsert (Estonian Concert Organization) Tickets 80.- EEK
Date of performance: February 2, 2004
Premiere or event: Crystallisatio performance
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Crystallisatio for 3 flutes, glockenspiel and strings
Performers: Orchester des Peter-Cornelius-Konservatoriums Mainz / tbd

Location: Peter-Cornelius-Konservatoriums Mainz
Other works on the programme: tbd
Sponsor: Peter-Cornelius-Konservatoriums Mainz

Date of performance: January 29, 2004 at 19:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: World Premiere of new work for chamber orchestra
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Aqua
Performers:
Momo Kodama (piano on Lamentate) / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location:
The St. Nicholas Church Museum and Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Lamentate (Estonian premiere); James MacMillan: Í (A Meditation on Iona) (Estonian premiere).

Sponsor and Tickets: Tallinn Philharmonic Society / Toompuiestee 20 / 10149 Tallinn / phone +372 6613 757 / Fax +372 6613 758 and Tickets are 150 EEK available from Piletipunkt Ticket Outlets or from www.piletipunkt.ee

Radio broadcast alert: The January 29, 2004 concert will be a radio & internet broadcast by Estonian Classical Radio see the Erkki-Sven Tüür Radio, Television and Internet Broadcasts page for further details.
Date of performance: January 24, 2004 at 19:00 hours
Premiere or event: Concert and recording for the 20th Anniversary of the Tapiola Chamber Choir
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Inquiétude du Fini

Performers: Tapiola Chamber Choir, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra / Hannu Norjanen
Location: Snellman Hall, Kokkola, Finland
Other works on the programme: J.S.Bach: Orchestral suite in A minor, BWV 1067; Peteris Vasks: Dona nobis pacem; J.S.Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225; J.S.Bach: Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV 226
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Sponsor: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Promotional Quote: On January 25, 2004 the programme was also recorded by Finlandia Records for release on CD on October 15, 2004 in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Tapiola Chamber Choir.
Date of performance: January 23. 2004 at 20:00 hours
Premiere or event: David Geringas on tour with the Cello Concerto

Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Lighthouse for Strings, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Performers: David Geringas / Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie / Pietari Inkinen
Location: Goldener Saal Rathaus, Augsburg

Other works on the programme: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 8 D-Dur, KV 48; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 39 Es-Dur, KV 543
Sponsor & tickets: Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie Karten bei den VVK-Stellen des AZ-Ticket Service, Hotline 0180 . 54 54 11, mit der KAROCARD bei den Stadtwerken Augsburg, oder direkt bei uns (Tel. 0821 . 5 21 36-20)

Date of performance: January 18, 2004
Premiere or event: David Geringas on tour with the Cello Concerto
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Performers: David Geringas / Solistes European / J.M. Handla
Location: Conservatoire, Luxembourg
Other works on the programme: tbd
Sponsor: Conservatoire, Luxembourg
Concerts/performances in 2003
Date of performance: Friday November 28, 2003 at 20:00 hrs
Premiere or event: Kristjan Järvi Project in Adelaide, Australia
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Exodus
Performers: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra / Kristjan Järvi
Location: Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, Australia
Other works on the programme:Stravinsky:Symphony in Three Movements; Frank Zappa:Dog Meat; Aaron Jay Kernis:Color Wheel; Steve Reich:Three Movements.
Sponsor and Tickets: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Date of performance: October 24, 2003 at 20:00 hrs (program repeats at the same location on October 25, 2003)
Premiere or event: Paavo Järvi concert in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Searching for Roots
Performers: Akiko Suwanai:violin (Brahms) / Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Symphony Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Other works on the programme:Brahms:Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77; Berlioz:Symphonie fantastique, Op.14.
Sponsor and Tickets: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Radio broadcast alert: This concert may be a radio broadcast by WGUC Radio, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Date of performance: October 15, 2003 at 19:00
Premiere or event: Estonian Premiere and the Opening Concert of the NYYD 2003 Festival
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Oxymoron (music for Tirol)
Performers: Anna Maria Friman:soprano; Leho Karin:cello; NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: Magnus Lindberg:Jubilees; Esa-Pekka Salonen:Mania; Gavin Bryars:Dr. Ox's Experiment (Epilogue).
Sponsor and Tickets: search in progress
Radio Broadcast alert: This concert may be a radio broadcast by Estonian Classical Radio.
Date of performance: September 20, 2003 at 20:00 hours Austrian Time
Premiere or event: Austrian Premiere at the Klangspuren Festival
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Magma - Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra/Symphony No. 4
Performers: Evelyn Glennie, Bruckner Orchester Linz / Dennis Russell Davies
Location: Jenbacher AG, Schwaz, Austria
Other works on the programme: Giya Kancheli: Vom Winde beweit; Christof Dienz: Orchestral Work TBA.
Sponsor and Tickets: http://www.klangspuren.at/
Promotional Quote: search in progress
Date of performance: September 12, 2003 at 20:00 hours Austrian Time
Premiere or event: World Premiere at the Klangspuren Festival
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Oxymoron (music for Tirol)
Performers: NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Location: Hall TBA, Schwaz, Austria
Other works on the programme: Magnus Lindberg: Coyote blues
Sponsor and Tickets: http://www.klangspuren.at/ 
Promotional Quote: search in progress
Date of performance: September 4, 2003 at 20:00 hours Austrian Time
Premiere or event: Opening Concert and Austrian Premiere at the Klangspuren Festival
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Aditus (new version)
Performers: Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck / Georg Schmöhe
Location: Tennishalle, Schwaz, Austria
Other works on the programme: Erich Urbanner: Piano Concerto (World Premiere); Karin Rehnquist: Solsangen.
Sponsor and Tickets: http://www.klangspuren.at/ 
Promotional Quote: search in progress
Date of performance: Friday, August 1, 2003 at 7:30pm (19:30 hrs.) Pre-Prom Talk at 6:00pm (18:00 hrs.)
Premiere or event: BBC Proms & first ever Erkki-Sven Tüür work performed at the Promenade Concerts
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Violin Concerto
Performers: Isabelle van Keulen:violin, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Royal Albert Hall, London, England
Other works on the programme: Modest Mussorgsky, orch. Rimsky-Korsakov:Night on a Bare Mountain; Sergei Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor.
Tickets: 6 to 25 U.K. pounds. see link from http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whatson/eventsbyday/01august.shtml
Promotional Quote: "The Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi returns to the Proms with the BBC Philharmonic to conduct the London premiere of the Violin Concerto by his compatriot Erkki-Sven Tüür, with the violinist Isabelle van Keulen, who gave the work's world premiere in Frankfurt in 1999."
Further information: Note also at the above link that this concert was also heard live on the radio via BBC Radio 3 or online and seen live on television via BBC Channel Four or via Video-webcast. The radio broadcast was repeated on August 5, 2003 at 2pm. Also see the Erkki-Sven Tüür Radio Broadcasts page.
Note: the links to newspaper sites below were accurate on the day of review but are likely to be shortlived as most newspapers archive their articles on a pay per view basis after initial posting.
Review: The Telegraph, London, UK August 4, 2003. "Prom 18: When Opposites Attract" by Matthew Rye. Quote:"Any composer who professes to commune with both minimalism and modernism and creates a single language from their contradictory demands would seem to have given himself something of an impossible task. But there is a highly successful synthesis of these opposing musics to be heard in the work, which received its London premiere at Friday night's Prom by the soloist for whom it was written, the Dutch violinist Isabelle van Keulen."
Review: The Times, London, UK August 4, 2003. "BBC PO/Järvi Albert Hall/Radio 3 Prom 19" by Matthew Connolly. Quote:"The sheer power, scope and energy of this music, whether suppressed and circling madly round itself in insane woodwind passages, or released through huge shudders of brass, percussion and strings was a sound and sight to behold."
Review: The Financial Times, London, UK. August 4, 2003. "Music: Proms" by David Murray. Quote:"At Friday's Prom, the Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi led the BBC Philharmonic in his compatriot Erkki-Sven Tüür's remarkable violin concerto. It is a hefty piece, more than half an hour long, but the redoubtable Dutch soloist Isabelle van Keulen, who premiered it in 1999, looked serenely poised throughout its strenuous byways."
Review: The Evening Standard, London, UK. August 5, 2003. "Classical Review Prom 19:BBC Philharmonic/Järvi" by Nick Kimberley. Quote:"The soloist expands this tiny charge of energy into the lyrical ecstasy for which the first movement had striven, eventually leading the orchestra to a moment of calm that feels like closure; but Tüür adds a brief coda, a frenzied knees-up, which, with satisfying symmetry, returns us to the concerto's opening gesture."
Date of performance: Saturday June 21, 2003 at 20:00 hours Adelaide Australian Time
Premiere or event: Australian Premiere
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Magma (Symphony No. 4) concerto for percussion and symphony orchestra, Architectonics VI
Performers: Nicholas Parnell:percussion soloist / Adelaide Symphony Orchestra / Olari Elts
Location: Grainger Studio, 91 Hindley St. Adelaide, Australia
Other works on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Orient & Occident; James Ledger: Orion.
Tickets: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Review: The Advertiser, Adelaide, Australia June 24, 2003. "Brave Idea Rescued By Finale" by Rodney Smith. Quote:"Youthful Adelaide percussion virtuoso Nicholas Parnell took Estonian Erkki-Sven Tüür's...percussion concerto Magma by the scruff of its neck, delivering its fearsome tonalities with such confidence it became compelling listening."
Date of performance: June 1, 2003 at 19:30 hours Eastern Standard Time
Premiere or event: New York City Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Requiem
Performers: Cantori New York / Mark Shapiro
Location: Merkin Concert Hall. Abraham Goodman House, 129 W. 67th Street, New York City, USA
Other works on the programme: Keith Jarrett: Elegy for Violin and Strings; Chris DeBlasio: The Best-Beloved.
Tickets: Cantori New York $25 (or $50 for a 3 concert series)
Review: New York Times June 6, 2003. (Note: article requires registration (free) to read and will be viewable by pay-only once archived) "Amateur Choruses Welcome Contemporary Composers" by Anne Midgette. Quote:"A Requiem for the concert hall as well as the chorus, the work moved inexorably from the opening lines, intoned darkly and richly by the basses, to the full-chorus conclusion, "Lux aeterna," a fierce, consuming blaze of light."
Date of performance: June 1, 2003 at 11:30 hours
Premiere or event: From Tonality to Atonality and Back Again
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Piano Sonata (1985)
Performers: Pim Zabel, piano
Location: Kunsthuis 13, Kastanjelaan 13, 6883 HZ Velp, The Netherlands
Other works on the programme: C. Debussy:Preludes; A. Scriabin:Preludes; A. Schoenberg:Opus 19; A. Lourie:Formen in der Luft  ; H. Cowell: Tides of Manaunaun, Aeolian harp; O. Messiaen:Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jesus, J. Cage:Water Music; G. Rochberg: Nach Bach; J. Adams:China gates.
Tickets and Information: +31-(0)26-3642613; or at http://www.kunsthuis13.nl/
Promotional Quote: An overview of 20th Century piano music
Date of performance: May 14 and May 15, 2003 at 20:00 hours
Premiere or event: Berlin Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Exodus
Performers: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Olari Elts
Location: Großer Saal, Berlin Konzerthaus
Other works on the programme: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 g-Moll op. 25 (Christina Ortiz: piano soloist); Gustav Mahler: Sinfonie Nr. 1 D-Dur
Tickets and Information: (030) 20 29 87 11
Other information: Olari Elts was substituting for Yakov Kreitzberg.
Review: Der Tagesspiegel
Date of performance: April 2003
Premiere or event: New York City Premiere (workshop)
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Motus 2
Performers: New York Percussion Quartet
Location: Julliard School
Other works on the programme: search in progress
Tickets: search in progress
Promotional Quote: search in progress
Date of performance: April 8, 2003
Premiere or event: Armenian Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Conversio
Performers: Ensemble AUS members Artur Avanesov (piano) and Vladimir Yaskorski (violin)
Location: Grand Hall of the Yerevan State Conservatory
Other works on the programme by: K. Tsepkolenko, F. De Rossi Re, L. Belcastro, S. Azarova, T. Parkinson.
Tickets: search in progress
Promotional quote: search in progress
Date of performance: March 31, 2003
Premiere or event: New York City Premiere & the first ever Erkki-Sven Tüür work performed at Carnegie Hall
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Exodus
Performers: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA
Other works on the programme: Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Vadim Repin-soloist); Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10.
Tickets: Carnegie Hall
Promotional Quote: "Exodus" is a powerful, 17-minute journey from "deep in the earth" to "very etheric spheres," said Tüür. "It's like the eruption of a volcano at the beginning -- very low register that grows and grows." The music changes character, reaching higher and higher, then evaporating at the end. The analogy, he said, is to mankind's constant striving for "a new and better world." (as quoted by Mary Ellyn Hutton in the Cincinnati Post, March 27, 2003 article CSO offers tour program preview.
Review: New York Times Online Edition Friday, April 4, 2003 "Music in Review - Cincinnati Orchestra/Carnegie Hall" by Allan Kozinn. Quote: "Mr. Jarvi began with the New York premiere of "Exodus" (1999) by Erkki-Sven Tuur, an Estonian composer who lists Frank Zappa and the British art-rock band King Crimson among his influences. The first half of his piece uses kaleidoscopic juxtapositions, with layers of swirling strings and combative brass bursts enveloping everything from a Beethovenesque gallop to a brief string of jazz-tinged pitched percussion. This chaotic writing unfolds into a tranquil, texturally transparent closing section."
Date of performance: March 22, 2003 at 19:30 GMT/BST
Premiere or event: World Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Fata Morgana (new chamber work for trio)
Performers: The Grieg Trio
Location: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U-2BP, England
Other works on the programme: Ludwig van Beethoven: 10 Variations in G, 'Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu', Op. 121a; Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat 'Archduke', Op. 97.
Tickets: £18 £16 £12 £10 at the Box Office, see above address or at tel. 020-7935-2141, fax. 020-7935-3344.
Promotional Quote: Beethoven and Tüür. The final concert in the Grieg Trio's Beethoven Cycle.
Review: search in progress.
Date of performance: Friday, March 21, 2003 at 19:00 hrs.
Premiere or event: Baltische Musik at the Festival MaerzMusik 2003
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics VI
Performers: NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Location: Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal, Herbert-von-Karajan Straße 1, 10785 Berlin (Tiergarten)
Other works on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Fratres; Toivo Tulev: Be lost in the Call (World Premiere); Jüri Reinvere: Loodekaar; Lepo Sumera: Mäng kümnele; Helena Tulve: à travers; Magnus Lindberg: Coyote Blues.
Tickets: at 13.80 Euro can be purchased online at http://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/maerzmusik/
Review: search in progress
Date of performance: March 20 & 22, 2003
Premiere or event: South American Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Ardor (Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra)
Performers: Pedro Carneiro / Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo / John Neschling
Location: Brasil
Other works on the programme: search in progress
Review: search in progress
Date of performance: March 14 & 15, 2003
Premiere or event: Portugese Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Ardor (Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra)
Performers: Pedro Carneiro / Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras / Max Rabinovitsj
Location: Aveiro, Portugal
Other works on the programme: search in progress
Review: search in progress
Date of performance: March 14, 2003
Premiere or event: Paavo Järvi Concert
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Insula Deserta
Performers: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Köln, Germany
Other works on the programme: search in progress
Review:
Zu Ehren von Prokofjew by Gerhard Bauer in the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger Online Edition, March 17, 2003
Date of performance: March 1, 2003 at 19:00 hours Estonian Time (17:00 GMT)
Premiere or event: Estonian Premieres
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Aditus (new version) and Ardor (Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra)
Performers: Pedro Carneiro / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Olari Elts
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: Eino Tamberg:Fanfares; Jean Sibelius:Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 82.
Sponsor and Tickets:See ENSO link above +  The Nordic Concert Series [Note: Please also the listing on the Erkki-Sven Tüür Radio Broadcasts Page for information on the live radio broadcast of this concert]
Review: search in progress
Date of performance: January 24, 2003 at 20:00 hrs. Germany Time.
Premiere or event: German Concert & Radio Recording
Performers: Leho Karin (Violoncello) / Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Funkhaus Halberg, Großer Sendesaal, Saarbrücken, Germany
Works on the programme: Erkki-Sven Tüür: Action - Passion - Illusion (for strings); Erkki-Sven Tüür: Cello Concerto; Joseph Haydn: Sinfonie C-dur Hob.I/90; Arvo Pärt: Symphony No.1
Sponsor: Saarbrücken Radio [Concert will likely be recorded for a future broadcast. Current schedule does not list a live concert broadcast.]
Review Quote: search in progress
Concerts/performances in 2002
Date of performance: December 12, 2002 at 20:00 hours
Premiere or event: World Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Magma (Symphony No.4) (Concerto for Percussion and Symphony Orchestra)
Performers: Evelyn Glennie / Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra / Kwamé Ryan
Location: Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp, Belgium (programme is repeated December 14, 2002 in Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Other works on the programme: Sibelius:The Swan of Tuonela (Lemminkäinen Suite op.22 no.2) and Dvorák:Symphony No.8 in G major op.88
Sponsor: Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra (Koninklijke Filharmonie van Vlaanderen)
Review Quote: search in progress
Date of performance: November 24, 2002 at 18:30 hours.
Premiere or event: Les Boréales Festival
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics VI, Passion
Performers: L'Ensemble orchestre régionale de Basse-Normandie / Dominique Debart
Location: Notre-Dame de Gloriette, Caen, France
Other works on the programme: Arvo Pärt:Summa; Helena Tulve:À travers (French premiere); Arvo Pärt: Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte (French premiere of revised version); Heino Eller:Homeland song.
Sponsor: Centre régional des Lettres de Basse-Normandie
Review Quote: search in progress
Date of performance: September 11, 2002
Premiere or event: 2002 Vale of Glamorgan Festival
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Performers: David Geringas / BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Petri Sakari
Location: Coal Exchange, Cardiff, Wales
Other works on the programme: Peteris Vasks:Viatore, for String Orchestra; Magnus Lindberg: Campana in Aria; Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 8 "The Journey".
Sponsor: 2002 Vale of Glamorgan Festival
Review: The Guardian, September 13, 2002. BBCNOW/Sakari by Rian Evans.
Review quote:"...it was an unscheduled work by Vasks, and two works by younger contemporaries, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Magnus Lindberg, whose integrity and humanity spoke volumes. Both Tüür's Concerto for Cello and Orchestra and Lindberg's Campana threaded solo lines through a complex fabric of complementary instrumental voices. This seemed to reflect the predicament of individual destiny, suggesting that only by engaging with the here and now can one contemplate the great beyond."
Date of performance: May 28, 2002
Premiere or event: U.K. Premieres and recording preparation
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Aditus, and Violin Concerto
Performers: Isabelle van Keulen / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, U.K.
Other works on the programme: Prokofiev: The Love of Three Oranges; Shostakovich: Symphony No.9
Sponsor: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Review: The Guardian, Friday May 31, 2002. CBSO/Jarvi 4 stars by Andrew Clements (Review of the May 28, 2002 concert).
Review quote:"... the way in which these disparate elements are integrated is always impressive and distinctive. The Violin Concerto, first performed in Frankfurt in 1999 by Isabelle van Keulen, who was also the thrillingly assured soloist here, shows Tuur taking on a traditional three-movement form and making something personal out of it."
Date of performance: April 6, 2002
Premiere or event: World Premiere of Ballet "...der Sonne Leuchten ist ihr Kleid" containing several Tüür works
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Crystallisatio, Passion, Insula Deserta, Searching for Roots (Hommage à Sibelius)
Performers: Zürich Ballet / Heinz Spoerli (Director/Choreographer), Orchester der Oper Zürich / Christoph König
Location: Opernhaus, Zürich, Switzerland
Other works on the programme: See copy of the programme here.
Sponsor: Zürich Ballet
Review Quote: search in progress
Date of performance: February 21, 2002
Premiere or event: Opening concert of the U.K. Transmission Tour
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Transmission
Performers: Piano Circus.
Location: Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
Other works on the programme (Note: to be confirmed, current listing is based on 2001 Oxford and Huddersfield programmes): Nikki Yeoh: Six As 1 (1996); Peter Bengston: Carillon (1996); Conlon Nancarrow arr. Appleton: Study No. 5 (c1949/1999); Miguel del Aguila arr. Appleton: Conga Line in Hell (2000); Heiner Goebbels: Scutigeras (2001)
Sponsor: Search in progress
Promotional Quote: Programme is repeated March 3, 2002 at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge; March 13, 2002 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London; July 4, 2002 at the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham (Cheltenham International Festival of Music).
Date of performance: January 25, 2002
Premiere or event: World Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Ardor (Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra)
Performers: Pedro Carneiro / BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Petri Sakari
Location: St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales (programme was repeated on January 26, 2002 in Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales)
Other works on the programme: Sibelius: The Oceanides; Bruckner: Symphony No. 7.
Sponsor: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Review: The Guardian, January 30, 2002. BBCNOW/Sakari 4 stars by Rian Evans (Review of the January 26, 2002 Swansea concert).
Review quote:"In his new marimba concerto, named Ardor for its radiating energy and brightness, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonia's best-known composer after Arvo Pärt, has fashioned a virtuoso showpiece for the young Portuguese percussionist Pedro Carneiro."
Concerts/performances in 2001
Date of performance: December 1, 2001
Premiere or event: 2001 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Transmission
Performers: Piano Circus.
Location: Town Hall, Huddersfield, England.
Other works on the programme: Nikki Yeoh: Six As 1 (1996); Peter Bengston: Carillon (1996); Conlon Nancarrow arr. Appleton: Study No. 5 (c1949/1999); Miguel del Aguila arr. Appleton: Conga Line in Hell (2000); Heiner Goebbels: Scutigeras (2001) (World Premiere).
Sponsor: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Promotional Quote: "Music, dance and theatre inspire this high energy programme. Cult Estonian Erkki-Sven Tüür's punchy Transmission, Conga-line in Hell and a work by funky jazzster Nikki Yeoh are drawn from Piano Circus's recent album."
Date and time of performance: November 19, 2001 at 8:00 pm
Premiere or event: Contemporary Music from Estonia
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: String Quartet, Architectonics VI, Architectonics VII
Performers: Sonus Artis Quartet (Olev Viro, Tatiana Vertjanova Hardy, violins; Kenichiro Matsuda, viola; Luis Biava, cello); Katherine Borst Jones, flute; Caroline Hong, piano; Robert Jones, clarinet; Anthony Costa, bass clarinet; Charles Wetherbee, violin; Philip Shipley, vibraphone.
Location: Weigel Auditorium, The Ohio State University of Music, Columbus, Ohio
Other works on the programme: Lepo Sumera: Quasi Improvisata; Helena Tulve: Islands.
Sponsors: Ohio State University School of Music, Sonus Artis Project: Olev Viro, director, and the Lectures in Musicology Series.
Promotional Quote: "This concert will be preceded at 4:30 pm on the Weigel Auditorium Stage by a pre-concert talk by composer Erkki-Sven Tüür. The lecture, co-sponsored by the Lectures in Musicology series, is free and open to the public."
Date of performance: November 15, 2001
Premiere or event: North American and U.S. Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Violin Concerto
Performers: Isabelle van Keulen / Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio (programme was repeated on November 16 and 17, 2001)
Other works on the programme: Orff: Tanzende Faune, Op. 21 (U.S. Premiere), Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat Major Op. 60.
Sponsor: Cincinnati Symphony
Promotional Quote: "The Maestro also looks forward to bringing the music of his native Estonia to Cincinnatians, including, in particular, works of Eduard Tubin, Arvo Pärt and Erkki-Sven Tüür, composers for whom he has expressed a deep admiration."
Program Notes: Violin Concerto notes by Jonathan D. Kramer for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Review: Cincinnati Enquirer Online Edition November 16, 2001 "Jarvi's pairing of new, old electrifies audience" by Janelle Gelfand.
Review Quote: "His Violin Concerto, given its U.S. premiere by Isabelle van Keulen on Thursday, is a work of expressive power and originality, that pitted tonal against atonal, delicate against massive and simple rhythms against complex."
Review: Cincinnati Post Online Edition November 16, 2001 "CSO's new music appeals to young" by Mary Ellyn Hutton.
Review Quote: "Tüür's 1998 work, superbly performed by Dutch violinist Isabelle van Keulen, proved itself a powerful attraction, for Tüür, 42, has a sonic and structural imagination of the first order."
Review: New York Times Online Edition November 21, 2001 "Composer and Conductor With a Common Interest" by Bernard Holland. [Note that reading the review online requires registration (free) but that after 7 days, articles are stored at the pay-to-read archive. i.e. this review will not be available for free viewing after November 28, 2001]
Review Quote: "Repetitive arpeggios spread from the opening solos (played handsomely by Isabelle van Keulen) to the rest of the orchestra."
Review: Eesti Päevaleht Postimees Online Edition November 23, 2001 "Tüüri viiulikontsert paelus Ameerika pressi" (Tüür's Violin Concerto impressed the American press) by Immo Mihkelson.
Review Quote: Search in progress.
Date of performance: October 21, 2001
Premiere or event: 2001 Oxford Contemporary Music Festival.
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Transmission
Performers: Piano Circus.
Location: The Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, England.
Other works on the programme: Nikki Yeoh: Six As 1 (1996); Peter Bengston: Carillon (1996); Conlon Nancarrow arr. Appleton: Study No. 5 (c1949/1999); Miguel del Aguila arr. Appleton: Conga Line in Hell (2000); Heiner Goebbels: Scutigeras (2001) (World Premiere).
Review: The Guardian October 23, 2001 "Piano Circus keep juggling the keyboards" by Andrew Clements.
Review Quote: "Erkki-Sven Tüür's huge canon, Transmission, ... made (a) real impression."
Date of performance: July 1, 2001
Premiere or event: World premiere of the Erkki-Sven Tüür work and the 20th Anniversary Concert of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Rändaja õhtulaul
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: J.Y. Daniel-Lesur: Le cantique des cantiques; Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied op.54, Liebeslieder Op. 52, Op. 65.
Sponsor: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Review: Eesti Päevaleht July 3, 2001 "Lahkumisrituaaliga sünnipäevakontsert" (A birthday concert with a ritual of departure) by Heili Vaus-Tamm.
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Date of performance: May 5, 2001
Premiere or event: World Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Wallenberg (Opera)
Performers: Dortmund Opera / Alexander Rumpf, conductor
Location: Theater Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany.
Other works on the programme: Not Applicable.
Sponsor: Theater Dortmund
Promotional Quote: Wallenberg article (German original). A translation is available here.
Date of performance: April 11, 2001
Premiere or event: Estonian premiere and also the featured symphonic/choral concert of the 2001 Eesti Muusika Päevad (Estonian Music Days Festival).
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Aditus
Performers: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Vello Pähn (The Estonian National Male Choir, the Tallinn Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Secondary Music School Chamber Choir performed during the choral works portion of the programme).
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: René Eespere: Passiones; Timo Steiner: Cello Concerto "The Rest of Life" (premiere); Tõnis Kaumann: Tenebrae responsooriumid (premiere).
Sponsor: Eesti Kontsert / Estonian Concert
Review: Sirp "Eesti Muusika Päevad 2001, visioonid ja energeetika"(Estonian Music Days 2001, visions and energy) by Evi Arujärv, April 20, 2001.
Quote: "Erkki-Sven Tüür's Aditus for symphony orchestra (2000, in memory of Lepo Sumera) was the composer's unique take on a tension filled procession, which was achieved through a great extent by the means of sonorities."
Date of performance: March 22, 2001
Premiere or event: Paavo Järvi concerts in Estonia and Estonian Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Exodus
Performers: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia (programme was repeated in Tartu, Estonia on March 23, 2001)
Other works on the programme: Sibelius: Pelléas & Mélisande, Sibelius: Maiden in the Tower.
Sponsor: Eesti Kontsert / Estonian Concert
Review: Eesti Päevaleht "Paavo Järvi juhatab täna ERSOt"(Today, Paavo Järvi conducts the ERSO) by EPL Online, March 22, 2001.
Quote: "The works to be performed include Erkki-Sven Tüür's 1999 composition Exodus, which has already had several performances throughout the world. It is dedicated to Paavo Järvi and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra."
Date of performance: March 17, 2001
Premiere or event: Paavo Järvi concerts in England
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Zeitraum
Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England.
Other works on the programme: Sibelius: Maiden in the Tower, Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 6.
Sponsor: BBC Radio 3
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Date of performance: February 7, 2001
Premiere or event: Swedish Premiere and Swedish tour by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Exodus
Performers: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Vello Pähn
Location: Stockholm, Sweden (programme was repeated Feb. 8, 2001 in Göteborg, Sweden; Feb. 9, 2001 in Halmstad, Sweden; Feb. 10 in Växjö, Sweden and Feb. 11, 2001 in Jonköping, Sweden.
Other works on the programme: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4, Borodin: Symphony No.2.
Sponsor: Search in progress.
Review: Eesti Päevaleht "ERSO näitab Rootsis taset"(ERSO shows its talents in Sweden) by Heili Vaus-Tamm, February 7, 2001.
Quote: "Exodus is rated as one of the most outstanding works of contemporary Estonian symphonism. Its first performance was under the hand of Paavo Järvi during October 1999 in England. The work has received praise from both British and USA critics."
Concerts/performances in 2000
Date of performance: December 10, 2000
Premiere or event: International Choral Espoo 2000
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Requiem
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Olari Church, Espoo, Finland
Other works on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Te Deum
Sponsor: International Choral Espoo 2000
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Date of performance: December 1, 2000
Premiere or event: World Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Aditus (commission by the city of Mainz, Germany)
Performers: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz / Ralf Otto
Location: Christuskirche, Mainz, Germany
Other works on the programme: Franz Schmidt: Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln aus der Offenbarung des Johannes. (Oratorio "The Book of Seven Seals from the Book of Revelations of St. John") performed with soloists and the Bachchor Mainz.
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Date of performance: November 24, 2000
Premiere or event: 30th Concert Performance of the Requiem
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Passion, Crystallisatio, Requiem
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Estonian Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: This concert was entirely devoted to Erkki-Sven Tüür's works.
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Date of performance: September 28, 2000
Premiere or event: North American Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Exodus
Performers: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Other works on the programme: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6; Ravel: Tzigane (Elmar Oliveira, violin).
Review: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "ASO guest conductor brings the music home" by Pierre Ruhe, September 29, 2000.
Quote: "Tüür's Exodus, played here in its United States premiere, is a breakthrough work: It seems to openly embrace his own artsy-rock roots."
Date of performance: September 15, 2000
Premiere or event: Opening Concert of the 2000/01 Estonian Symphony Season
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Lighthouse
Performers: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Arvo Volmer
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Ivari Ilja, piano); Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 .
Review: Postimees "Konserdihooaeg algas tuulekella ja ootusega"(The concert season began with windchimes and expectations) by Evi Arujärv, September 18, 2000.
Quote: "Tüür is interesting, because he melts or boils different structures together. This is not done in such a way as to create a result that is necessarily some sort of all new triumphant creation, but rather to preserve the original source material".
Date of performance: April 18, 2000
Premiere or event: Estonian premiere and final concert of the Nyyd Ensemble's 1999/00 Season.
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: In the Memory of Clear Water
Performers: Nyyd Ensemble's Large Wind Band / Olari Elts
Location: Vanamuise Concert Hall, Tartu, Estonia (programme repeated on April 19, 2000 at the Niguliste Church Museum and Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia)
Other works on the programme: Toru Takemitsu: Night Signal; Olivier Messiaen: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum; La Ville d'en Haut; Joseph Schwantner: From a Dark Millennium; Toru Takemitsu: Day Signal.
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Date of performance: May 12, 2000
Premiere or event: North American premieres (of some works) & final concert of the 1999/00 Absolute Ensemble Season.
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics V, Architectonics I, String Quartet 1st movement, Architectonics VII, Conversio,   Motus I, Architectonics VI, Architectonics III, Symbiosis, Architectonics II, Sonatina, Architectonics IV.
Performers: Absolute Ensemble / Kristjan Järvi
Location: Miller Theatre, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York City, New York, United States of America
Other works on the programme: This concert was entirely devoted to Erkki-Sven Tüür's works.
Review: New York Times "Sounds of Estonia, Beyond the Remote" by Paul Griffiths, May 15, 2000.
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Date of performance: February 8, 2000
Premiere or event: U.S. Premiere
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Crystallisatio
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: St. Ignatius Loyola Church, New York City, New York, United States of America.
Other works on the programme: Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4, Singet dem Herrn Ein neues Lied BWV 225; Pärt: Kondakion & Ikos (from Kanon Pokajanen), Berliner Messe.
Review: Reviews unknown.
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Date of performance: February 6, 2000
Premiere or event: Canadian* and North American+ Premieres
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Passion*, Requiem*+
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: St. Patrick's Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other works on the programme: Freedman: Voices; Vasks: Litene; Peters: Keys To The Unseen.
Review: The Toronto Star "A close encounter in fascinating music" by Geoff Chapman, February 7, 2000.
Quote: "The vocalists' yearning song quality and sense of evocative drama made this an edgy, anquished presentation of tonal richness."

Concerts/performances in 1999
Date of performance: December 30, 1999
Premiere or event: Millennium Festival Concert
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Ante Finem Saeculi
Performers: Susan Bullock, soprano; Mati Turi, tenor; Uku Joller, bass; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: Veljo Tormis: Sünnisõnad; Arvo Pärt: Te Deum, Cantique des degrés. with the Estonian National Male Choir and the Ellerhein Choir.
Review: Sirp "Neli pilku aastalõpu kontsertidele" (Four views of the year-end concerts) by Igor Garsnek, January 7, 2000
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Date of performance: November 23, 1999
Premiere or event: Estonian Premiere and Opening Concert of the 1999 Nyyd Contemporary Music Festival
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Violin Concerto
Performers: Isabelle van Keulen, violin / Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Paul Mägi
Location: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Other works on the programme: Helena Tulve: Sula; Luciano Berio: Sinfonia (with The Swingle Singers).
Review: Postimees "Sõrm päästikul ja klaas vett käeulatuses" (A finger on the trigger and a glass of water within reach) by Evi Arujärv, November 25, 1999.
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Date of performance: October 26, 1999
Premiere or event: World Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Exodus
Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Location: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, U.K.
Other work on the programme: Mahler: Symphony No. 6
Reviews: The Guardian "Tallinn spotting" by Andrew Clements, October 28, 1999. The Times "Concert CBSO/Järvi" by Gerald Larner, October 29, 1999.
Quotes: "It's dense, highly wrought stuff, which nevertheless carries quite a big emotional charge, and the Birmingham audience responded very positively to the superbly executed premiere". (Clements/Guardian); "The scoring of Exodus is brilliant throughout and its combination of high-speed stamina and repetitive figuration so relentless that it finds its way out - into an ethereal texture of comparatively sustained high-flying string sounds - only just in time". (Larner/Times).
Date of performance: September 26, 1999
Premiere or event: The composer's 40th birthday (which was actually October 16, 1999) concert.
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Spectrum I, Spectrum II, Spiel, Drama, String Quartet.
Performers: not known
Location: Kärdla Church, Kärdla, Hiiumaa, Estonia
Other works on the programme: This concert was entirely devoted to Erkki-Sven Tüür's works.
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Date of performance: September 16, 1999
Premiere or event: World Premiere
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Violin Concerto
Performers: Isabelle van Keulen, violin / Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hugh Wolff
Location: Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany.
Other works on the programme: John Adams: Lollapalooza; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica".
Review: Neue Musikzeitung "Wandernde Geige in Klanglandschaften" (A violin moving through landscapes of sound) by Ellen Kohlhaas, December, 1999.
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Concert/performances in 1998
Date of performance: November 24, 1998
Premiere or event: UK Premieres at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival & Contemporary Music Network UK Tour
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Passion and Requiem
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Durham Cathedral, Durham, England, United Kingdom (the programme was repeated at the Huddersfield Town Hall on November 25, 1998 and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on November 26, 1998)
Other works on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Trisagion and Litany (with The Hilliard Ensemble).
Review: The Independent - London "Austerity to raise the hairs on the back of your neck" by Martin Anderson, November 30, 1998.
Quote: "Passion for strings (1993)...is intensely beautiful and does not seem to resist the onset of dissonance in the first violins: on its first encounter with this sign of ugliness, it dies away in pained silence. Tüür's Requiem (1994) inhabits the same austerely ecstatic soundworld."
Date of performance: March 14, 1998
Premiere or event: Musica Nova Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics VI, Crystallisatio and Lighthouse
Performers: Tapiola Sinfonietta conducted by Rolf Gupta
Location: Sibelius Academy Concert Hall, Helsinki, Finland
Other works on the programme: Rolf Wallin: Ground, Mari Vihmand: Aknad unustatud maastikule (English translation: Windows on a forgotten landscape).
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Date of performance: March 12, 1998
Premiere or event: Musica Nova Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Symphony No.3
Performers: Helsinki City Orchestra conducted by Ernest Martinez-Isquierdo
Location: Finlandia Talo Concert Hall, Helsinki, Finland
Other works on the programme: Giacinto Scelsi: Quattro pezzi su una nota sloa, Usko Meriläinen: Visions and Whispers, Giacinto Scelsi: Aion.
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Concert performances in 1997
Date of performance: October 4, 1997
Premiere or event: North American Premieres
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Passion, Illusion, and Inquietude de fini
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Other works on the programme: Nystedt: O crux and Miserere; Pärt: Trisagion and Litany.
Review: Wall Street Journal "Talent From Tallinn" by Greg Sandow, October 13, 1997. (Note: although the article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the hyperlink will take you to the article as it appears at the writer's own website.)
Quote: "Erkki-Sven Tüür also was unforgettable, and his work already has a life outside Estonia."
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Concert performances in 1996
Date of performance: September 11, 1996
Premiere or event: U.K. Premiere at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Living Composers 1996 - A Celebration of Music from the Baltic States.
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Action : Passion : Illusion
Performers: Sinfonia 21 / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: All Saints Church, Barry, Wales, U.K.
Other works on the programme: Peteris Vasks: Symphony for Strings "Stimmen" (U.K.Premiere); Rein Rannap: Baltic Sea Elegy (U.K.Premiere); Arvo Pärt: Festina Lente; Bronius Kutavicius: Stabat Mater (The Western Gates) (U.K.Premiere) with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
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Date of performance: September 10, 1996
Premiere or event: World Premiere at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Living Composers 1996 - A Celebration of Music from the Baltic States.
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Transmission
Performers: Piano Circus
Location: Coal Exchange, Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
Other works on the programme: Charles Barber: Kantilan Karangan; John Metcalf: Never Odd or Even; Sky High Cloud Light, Pull up if I pull up (World Premiere); Rein Rannap: New Work (World Premiere); Peter Bengtsson: Carillon 1996 (U.K.Premiere); Max Richter: Mazuzu Dream.
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Date of performance: September 7, 1996
Premiere or event: World Premiere at the opening concert of the Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Living Composers 1996 - A Celebration of Music from the Baltic States.
Work by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Excitatio ad Contemplandum
Performers: The Hilliard Ensemble with Christopher Bowers-Broadbent: organ.
Location: St. Augustine's Church, Penarth, Wales, U.K.
Other works on the programme: Traditional Folklore: Creation ritual for shaman drum and didgeridoo; Arvo Pärt: Summa; Veljo Tormis: Kullervo's Message; Urmas Sisask: Cantilene and Ostinato from Geminorum Kastor Symphony for organ in four parts (U.K.Premiere); Peteris Vasks: Window; Urmas Sisask: Uranus Symphony in five parts (U.K.Premiere); Arvo Pärt: And one of the Pharisees. (with other performers: Paul Archibald, trumpet; Matthew Griffiths, percussion and Urmas Sisask, shaman drum.)
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Date of performance: February 26, 1996
Premiere or event: Complete performance of the Architectonics cycle.
Works by Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics I, Architectonics II, Architectonics III, Architectonics IV, Architectonics V, Architectonics VI, Architectonics VII.
Performers: NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Location: Tartu University Auditorium, Tartu, Estonia
Other works on the programme: This concert was entirely devoted to Erkki-Sven Tüür's works.
Review: Postimees "Arhimandriidi ümin Päikesevene voolujäljes"(The Archimandrite's murmur in the Sunboat's streamflow) by Andrus Laansalu, March 2, 1996.
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