Erkki-Sven Tüür Orchestral Works

Last Update: August 17, 2003
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Orchestral Works (alphabetical listing)
Title: Action - Passion - Illusion (collective title Show) (1993) for strings
Duration: 15'
Commissioned by/Written for: Not confirmed
Premiered by: The Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Tõnu Kaljuste
Date and location of premiere: October 25, 1993 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Crystallisatio (includes Passion and Illusion) by The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste on ECM New Series 1590.
Title: Aditus (2000) for orchestra
Duration: 7' (original version 2000) 9' (revised version 2002)
Commissioned by/Written for: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Premiered by: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz conducted by Ralf Otto
Date and location of premiere: December 1, 2000 at the Christuskirche, Mainz, Germany (original version);
Publisher:
Henry Litolff's Verlag/C.F.Peters, Frankfurt/M.
Recommended recording: Exodus (includes Exodus and Violin Concerto) by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi on ECM New Series 1830.
Title: Architectonics VI (1992) for flute, clarinet, vibraphone and strings
Duration: 10'
Commissioned by/Written for: original chamber version written for members of the AVANTI! Chamber Orchestra
Premiered by: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arvo Volmer
Date and location of premiere: March 11, 1993 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Crystallisatio by The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste on ECM New Series 1590.
Title: Ardor (2001) concerto for marimba and orchestra
Duration: 25'
Commissioned by/Written for: Pedro Carneiro
Premiered by: Pedro Carneiro:marimba / BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Petri Sakari
Date and location of premiere: January 25, 2002 at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales
Publisher: Edition Peters
Recommended recording: Not yet recorded for CD release but BBC Radio 3 and Estonian Classical Radio (Eesti Klassikaraadio) have recorded and broadcast concert performances.
Title: Crystallisatio (1992) for 3 flutes, glockenspiel and strings with live electronics ad lib.
Duration: 12'
Commissioned by/Written for: Estonian Music Days Festival
Premiered by: Estonian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Toomas Kapten
Date and location of premiere: March 28, 1995 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Edition-Peters EP Nr. 8885
Recommended recording: Crystallisatio by The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste on ECM New Series 1590.
Title: Exodus (1999) for orchestra
Duration: 15'
Commissioned by/Written for: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Premiered by: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Date and location of premiere: October 26, 1999 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK.
Publisher:
Henry Litolff's Verlag/C.F.Peters, Frankfurt/M.
Recommended recording: Exodus (includes Aditus and Violin Concerto) by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi on ECM New Series 1830.
Title: In the Memory of Clear Water (1990) for wind symphony
Duration: 8'
Commissioned by/Written for: American Wind Symphony Orchestra
Premiered by: American Wind Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Austin Boudreau
Date and location of premiere: To be confirmed
Publisher: Edition-Peters EP Nr.
Recommended recording: In the Memory of Clear Water (note: disc release has not been confirmed) by the American Wind Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Austin Boudreau on AWSO - 110.
Title: Insula Deserta (1989) for strings
Duration: 9'
Commissioned by/Written for: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Premiered by: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Juha Kangas
Date and location of premiere: October 8, 1989 in Kokkola, Finland
Publisher: Edition Peters EP Nr. 8832
Recommended recording: Cantabile and other Baltic Works for String Orchestra 2 by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra / Juha Kangas on Finlandia 4509 97893 2.
Title: Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester (1997)
Duration: 20'
Commissioned by/Written for: David Geringas
Premiered by: David Geringas, violoncello with Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne conducted by Rüdiger Bohn
Date and location of premiere: March 4, 1997 in Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher: Edition Peters EP Nr. 8917
Recommended recording: Flux by David Geringas / Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra / Dennis Russell Davies on ECM New Series 1673
Title: Lighthouse (1997) for strings
Duration: 9'
Commissioned by/Written for: Bachwoche Ansbach Festival
Premiered by: Bachwoche Ansbach Ensemble conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
Date and location of premiere: August 5, 1997 in Ansbach, Germany
Publisher: Edition Peters EP Nr. 8947
Recommended recording: Flux by Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra / Dennis Russell Davies on ECM New Series 1673
Title: Magma (Symphony No. 4) (2002) concerto for percussion and symphony orchestra
Duration: 37'
Commissioned by/Written for: Evelyn Glennie and the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra
Premiered by: Evelyn Glennie and the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kwamé Ryan
Date and location of premiere: December 12, 2002 at the Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp, Belgium
Publisher: Edition Peters
Recommended recording: not yet recorded
Title: Searching for Roots (Hommage à Sibelius) (1990) for orchestra
Duration: 7'
Commissioned by/Written for: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Premiered by: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eri Klas
Date and location of premiere: March 4, 1997 in Helsinki, Finland
Publisher: Edition Peters EP Nr. 8833
Recommended recording: Hommage à Sibelius by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Sergiu Comissiona on Ondine ODE 767-2.
Title: Symphony No. 2 (1987) for orchestra
Duration: 27'
Commissioned by/Written for: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Premiered by: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Mägi
Date and location of premiere: November 22, 1988 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Oratorio Ante Finem Saeculi / Symphony No. 2 by the USSR State Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture / Paul Mägi on Finlandia 4509 95579 2.
Title: Symphony No. 3 (1997) for orchestra
Duration: 30'
Commissioned by/Written for: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Premiered by: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arvo Volmer
Date and location of premiere: April 4, 1997 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Edition Peters EP Nr.
Recommended recording: Flux by Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra / Dennis Russell Davies on ECM New Series 1673
Title: Violin Concerto (1999) for violin and orchestra
Duration: 35'
Commissioned by/Written for: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Premiered by: Isabelle van Keulen / Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hugh Wolff
Date and location of premiere: September 16, 1999 at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
Publisher:
Henry Litolff's Verlag/C.F.Peters, Frankfurt/M.
Recommended recording: Exodus (includes Aditus and Exodus) by Isabelle van Keulen:violin and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi on ECM New Series 1830.
Title: Zeitraum (1992) for orchestra
Duration: 15'
Commissioned by/Written: Estonian Radio
Premiered by: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arvo Volmer
Date and location of premiere: March 27, 1992 in Tallinn, Estonia
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Finland OY
Recommended recording: Searching for Roots by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paavo Järvi on Virgin Classics 7243 5 45212 2 5
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