estocollect.jpg Jubilee Box 5 - An Estonian Collection (boxset) contains the complete disc of Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics together with Lauri Väinmaa: Estonian Piano Concertos and Veljo Tormis: People of Kalevala. This 3CD boxset was released in 1999 as part of Finlandia Records 20th Anniversary Special Edition releases.
Finlandia 3984-26811-2

The following is the list of production credits as given on the original CD issue of Architectonics Finlandia 4509-95704-2 which is contained in its entirety in this boxset:
Recorded at the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia in March, 1996. Released in 1996.
Engineer: Maido Maadik; Artistic Supervision: Erkki-Sven Tüür; Producer: Peeter Vähi.

All compositions by Erkki-Sven Tüür (Note: Listing is in the tracking order of the CD and is not chronological)
Architectonics III "Postmetaminimal Dream"(1990) (for flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, two pianos, synthesizer, percussion for two players, violin and cello) 9:06
The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Architectonics VII (1992) (for flute, bass clarinet and piano) 7:12
The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Architectonics I (1984) (for wind quintet) 5:07
The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Architectonics V (1991) (for electric guitar and amplified piano) 11:55
The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Architectonics VI (1992) (for flute, clarinet, vibraphone and string quartet) 9:40
The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Architectonics II (1986) (for clarinet, cello and piano) 9:23
The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Architectonics IV "Per Cadenza ad Metasimplicity"(1990) (for violin, bassoon, baritone saxophone and synthesizer) 9:34
The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts
Commissions, Dedications, Premieres and Awards
Architectonics I was written for the Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet and was premiered by them on May 25, 1985 in Tallinn, Estonia.
Architectonics II was written for an ensemble of orchestra soloists of the Estonia Theatre (Vahur Vurm, Andres Narma, Ivo Sillamaa) and was premiered by them on March 21, 1987 in Tallinn, Estonia.
Architectonics III was commissioned by the California E.A.R. Unit and was premiered by them on April 23, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Architectonics IV was commissioned by the Sound Pressure ensemble and was premiered by them on May 25, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Architectonics V was commissioned by guitarist John Tamburello from New York City, New York, USA. Information on the premiere is not known.
Architectonics VI was commissioned by the Helsinki Festival and was premiered on August 21, 1992 by members of the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra in Helsinki, Finland.
Architectonics VII was commissioned by the Musica Festival in Strasbourg and was premiered on October 6, 1992 by the Baltic Trio in Strasbourg, France.
Music Publishers
All Architectonics are published by Warner/Chappell Music Finland (previously Edition Fazer, Finland).
Other Points of Interest and Links
All three discs in this boxset are the same (i.e. music, liner notes, cover art etc.) as when purchased individually. The only repackaging involved is that they are contained in a slip cover with the 1994 colour etching Itäinen portti (The eastern gate) by the Finnish artist Elina Luukanen on the cover.
The Architectonics CD liner notes are by Estonian musicologist Merike Vaitmaa.
More information on the NYYD Ensemble can be seen at their own website.
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