Erkki-Sven Tüür Chamber Works
Last Update: July 26, 2003
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Chamber Works (alphabetical listing)
Title: Architectonics I (1984) for wind quintet (flute/oboe/clarinet/bassoon/horn)
Duration: 5'
Commissioned by/Written for: The Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet
Premiered by: The Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet
Date and location of premiere: May 25, 1985 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY - Edition Fazer F 08579-5
Recommended recording: Architectonics by The Nyyd Ensemble / Olari Elts on Finlandia 0630-14908-2.
Title: Architectonics II (1986) for clarinet, violoncello and piano
Duration: 10'
Commissioned by/Written for: Ensemble of soloists from the Estonia Theatre Orchestra
Premiered by: Ensemble of soloists of the Estonia Theatre Orchestra
Date and location of premiere: March 21, 1987 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Architectonics by The Nyyd Ensemble / Olari Elts on Finlandia 0630-14908-2.
Title: Architectonics III (Postmetaminimal Dream) (1990) (flute/altoflute/clarinet/bass clarinet, 2 pianos/synthesizers, 2 percussion, violin and violoncello)
Duration: 10'
Commissioned by/Written for: The California EAR Unit
Premiered by: The California EAR Unit
Date and location of premiere: April 23, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Architectonics by The Nyyd Ensemble / Olari Elts on Finlandia 0630-14908-2.
Title: Architectonics IV PER Cadenza AD Metasimplicity (1990) (violin/electric violin, bassoon, baritone saxophone, pianoforte/synthesizer)
Duration: 9'
Commissioned by/Written for: Sound Pressure
Premiered by: Sound Pressure
Date and location of premiere: May 27, 1990 at the Border Crossings Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Architectonics by The Nyyd Ensemble / Olari Elts on Finlandia 0630-14908-2.
Title: Architectonics V (1991) (electric guitar and amplified piano)
Duration: 8'
Commissioned by/Written for: John Tamburello
Premiered by: Unknown
Date and location of premiere: Unknown
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Architectonics by The Nyyd Ensemble / Olari Elts on Finlandia 0630-14908-2.
Title: Architectonics VI (1992) for flute, clarinet, vibraphon and strings
Duration: 10'
Commissioned by/Written for: AVANTI! Chamber Orchestra
Premiered by: AVANTI! Chamber Orchestra
Date and location of premiere: August 21, 1992 in Helsinki, Finland
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Architectonics by The Nyyd Ensemble / Olari Elts on Finlandia 0630-14908-2.
Title: Architectonics VII (1992) for flute, violoncello and harpsichord (alternative version for: flute, bass clarinet and piano)
Duration: 9'
Commissioned by/Written for: Musica Festival Strasbourg
Premiered by: The Baltic Trio (Algirdas Vizgirda, Teet Järvi, Aina Kalnciema)
Date and location of premiere: October 6, 1992 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recordings: Architectonics by The Nyyd Ensemble / Olari Elts on Finlandia 0630-14908-2 and Pastoral of Computerized World by The Baltic Trio on Finlandia 0630-18435-2 and Crystallisatio by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste on ECM New Series 1590.
Title: Conversio (1994) for violin and piano
Duration: 11'
Commissioned by/Written for: Unknown
Premiered by: Unknown
Date and location of premiere: Unknown
Publisher: Eres Edition Eres 2178
Recommended recording: From My Home by Gidon Kremer on Teldec 0630 14654-2.
Title: Dedication (1990) for violoncello and piano
Duration: 7'
Commissioned by/Written for: Unknown
Premiered by: Unknown
Date and location of premiere: Unknown
Publisher: Edition Peters EP 8949
Recommended recording: Not yet recorded.
Title: Dick and Toff in Wonderland (1991) for flute and tuba (alternative version for: flute and bass clarinet)
Duration: 6'
Commissioned by/Written for: Peeter Malkov (flute) and Urmas Kõiv (tuba)
Premiered by: Not confirmed
Date and location of premiere: Not confirmed
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Inner Monologue by Peeter Malkov on PM CD 01.
Title: Drama (1994) for flute, violin and guitar
Duration: 12'
Dedicated to: Camerata Tallinn Chamber Ensemble
Commissioned by/Written for: Not confirmed
Premiered by: Not confirmed
Date and location of premiere: Not confirmed
Publisher: Eres Edition Eres 2177
Recommended recording: Cantus - Estonian Chamber Music from the 1990's by Heiki Mätlik & others on Finlandia 3984 21435 2.
Title: Fata Morgana (2003) for piano trio
Duration: not yet known
Dedicated to: not yet known
Commissioned by/Written for: The Grieg Trio
Premiered by: The Grieg Trio
Date and location of premiere: March 22, 2003 at the Wigmore Hall, London, England.
Publisher: Edition Peters
Recommended recording: not yet recorded
Title: Inner Monologue (1986) for flute
Duration: 6'
Commissioned by/Written for: Not confirmed - Inner Monologue was the obligatory flute work for the 1986 Estonian National Competition for Wind Instrument Players and was possibly composed for the competition.
Premiered by: Peeter Malkov
Date and location of premiere: October 14, 1991 in Tallinn, Estonia (This was presumably the professional performance premiere as opposed to the 1986 competition performances referred to above.)
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Inner Monologue by Peeter Malkov on PM CD 01.
Title: Lamentatio (1995) for saxophone quartet
Duration: 9'
Commissioned by/Written for: Stockholm Saxophone Quartet
Premiered by: Stockholm Saxophone Quartet
Date and location of premiere: January 31, 1995 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Edition Peters EP 8897
Recommended recording: Straight Lines by The Amstel Saxophone Quartet on Eramus Music & Media MVH 269.
Title: Motus I (1998) for percussion solo
Duration: 9'
Commissioned by/Written for: Peter Sadlo (to be confirmed)
Premiered by: Peter Sadlo
Date and location of premiere: July 9, 1999 in Ingolstadt (to be confirmed)
Publisher: Edition Peters Specific Catalogue Number not known.
Recommended recording: Not yet recorded.
Title: Motus II (1998) for percussion quartet
Duration: 9'
Commissioned by/Written for: Cabaza Percussion Quartet
Premiered by: Cabaza Percussion Quartet
Date and location of premiere: October 17, 1998
Publisher: Edition-Peters, Frankfurt
Recommended recording: In The Eye Of The Storm by the Cabaza Percussion Quartet on CPO 999 777-2.
Title: Prints (1985) for flute and harp
Duration: 7'
Commissioned by/Written for: Not confirmed
Premiered by: Raivo Peäske and Eda Rajasalu
Date and location of premiere: June 1, 1985 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Inner Monologue by Peeter Malkov on PM CD 01.
Title: Sonata for piano (1985)
Duration: 12'
Commissioned by/Written for: Not confirmed
Premiered by: Kalle Randalu
Date and location of premiere: March 6, 1986 in Tartu, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Estonian Piano Music by Lauri Väinmaa on Finlandia 4509-95704-2.
Title: Sonatina (1984) for 2 pianos
Duration: 8'
Commissioned by/Written for: Not confirmed
Premiered by: Nata-Ly Sakkos & Toivo Peäske
Date and location of premiere: May 19, 1985 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Not yet recorded.
Title: Spectrum I (1989) for organ
Duration: 8'
Commissioned by/Written for: Andres Uibo
Premiered by: Andres Uibo
Date and location of premiere: December 12, 1989 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Eres Edition Eres 1913
Recommended recording: Estonian Organ Music by Andres Uibo on Eres CD 03.
Title: Spectrum II (1994) for organ, trumpet and percussion ad lib.
Duration: 11'
Commissioned by/Written for: Andres Uibo
Premiered by: Andres Uibo - organ, Jüri Leiten - trumpet and Madis Metsamart - percussion.
Date and location of premiere: July 29, 1994 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Eres Edition Eres 1932
Recommended recording: Estonian Organ Music 2 by Andres Uibo on Eres CD 05.
Title: Spiel (1992) for violoncello and guitar
Duration: 8'
Dedicated to: Martin Ostertag and Boris Björn Bagger
Commissioned by/Written for: Martin Ostertag and Boris Björn Bagger
Premiered by: Martin Ostertag and Boris Björn Bagger
Date and location of premiere: April 7, 1992 in Karlsruhe, Germany
Publisher: Edition 49
Recommended recording: Cantus - Estonian Chamber Music from the 1990's by Heiki Mätlik & others on Finlandia 3984 21435 2.
Title: String Quartet (1985)
Duration: 18'
Dedicated to: In memoriam Urmas Kibuspuu
Commissioned by/Written for: Not confirmed
Premiered by: The Tallinn String Quartet
Date and location of premiere: February 14, 1986 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recordings: Chamber Music from Estonia by The Tallinn String Quartet on BIS CD-574 and Baltic Elegy by The Duke Quartet on Collins Classics 14752.
Title: Symbiosis (1996) for violin and double-bass
Duration: 10'
Dedicated to: Helge Slaato and Frank Reinecke
Commissioned by/Written for: Helge Slaato and Frank Reinecke
Premiered by: Helge Slaato (violin) and Frank Reinecke (double-bass)
Date and location of premiere: May 7, 1996 in Berlin, Germany
Publisher: Edition Peters EP 8915
Recommended recording: Nüüd | Now by The Nyyd Ensemble on Elwood Muusik 4740156-002911
Title: Transmission (1996) for 6 pianos
Duration: 16'
Commissioned by/Written for: Piano Circus
Premiered by: Piano Circus
Date and location of premiere: September 10, 1996 at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
Publisher: Edition Peters Specific Catalogue Number not known.
Recommended recording: Transmission by Piano Circus PCD003
Title: The Tropic of Capricorn (1991) for flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin, electric guitar (2nd electric guitar ad lib.) and MIDI electronics
Duration: 15'
Commissioned by/Written for: Not confirmed
Premiered by: NYYD Festival Ensemble 1991
Date and location of premiere: February 21, 1991 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Not yet recorded.
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