Suggested Sources for Veljo Tormis' recordings

First posting: April 6, 2003


Suggested Sources by CD label and for Out of Print Vinyl LPs

  1. Alba Records CDs?
  2. Artists Only CDs?
  3. BIS Records CDs?
  4. Carus-Verlag CDs?
  5. Collins Classics CDs?
  6. ECM Records CDs?
  7. Eesti Raadio CDs?
  8. Finlandia Records CDs?
  9. Forte Records CDs?
  10. Guild Music CDs?
  11. Gutingi Records CDs?
  12. Harmonia Mundi CDs?
  13. Melodiya and other Vinyl LPs?
  14. ViaMedia Productions (ACDA 2003 Convention) CDs, DVDs & VHS Videotapes?
  15. Virgin Classics CDs?

Alba Records CDs?

The Alba Records disc Veljo Tormis - Vision of Estonia I can be ordered from http://www.albarecords.fi/. It is also available through most of the Amazon franchise online stores such as http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/ http://www.amazon.co.jp/ http://www.amazon.de/ and http://www.amazon.fr/.

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Artists Only CDs?

The Artists Only Records disc Veljo Tormis - Muistsed Hääled/Ancient Voices is available through most of the Amazon franchise stores such as http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.co.jp/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/ http://www.amazon.fr/ (www.amazon.de seems to be out of stock).

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BIS Records CDs?

Information on the distribution of the discs Årstider - Seasons and OD Highlights is available from http://www.bis.se/. Check there under BIS Distributors for distribution information for your country.

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Carus-Verlag CDs?

The Carus-Verlag disc Veljo Tormis: Laulu palju - Liederhaufen - Heaps of Songs can be purchased online direct from http://www.carus-verlag.com/. Carus-Verlag CDs are also widely distributed and should be available in all major music stores with large classical music departments. They should also be available from many of the major online CD retailers such as http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/ http://www.amazon.fr/ http://www.amazon.de/ http://www.borders.com/ http://www.cdnow.com/ http://www.cduniverse.com/ http://www.fnac.fr/ http://www.musicexpress.com/  http://www.hbdirect.com/ http://www.hmv.com/ http://www.jpc.de/ http://www.towerrecords.com/ and http://www.virginmega.com/. Note that the preceding list is alphabetical and no one store is necessarily to be preferred over another but obviously shipping costs would be lower for North American orders from the .com stores and Europeans may wish to order from .de(Germany),  .fr(France) or .uk(United Kingdom) stores. Note that the store http://www.musicexpress.com/ is actually in The Netherlands.

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Collins Classics CDs?

The Collins Classics disc BBC Singers - Pärt / Tormis is no longer in print as the company Collins Classics is no longer in business. It is recommended that you search in classical music stores that deal in cut-out/deleted discs and used CD stores in general.  

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ECM Records CDs?

The ECM discs Veljo Tormis - Forgotten Peoples, Veljo Tormis - Litany to Thunder, The Hilliard Ensemble - A Hilliard Songbook - New Music for Voices and The Hilliard Ensemble/Jan Garbarek - Mnemosyne can be purchased online direct from http://www.ecmrecords.com/. Note also that, as of this writing (April 2003), ECM is still selling copies of the 2-LP edition of Forgotten Peoples, which features a 12" by 12" booklet version of the album notes and lyrics. ECM Records are also widely distributed (through Universal Music Group) and should be available in all major music stores with large jazz/classical music departments. They should also be available from many of the major online CD retailers such as http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/ http://www.amazon.fr/ http://www.amazon.de/ http://www.borders.com/ http://www.cdnow.com/ http://www.cduniverse.com/ http://www.fnac.fr/ http://www.musicexpress.com/  http://www.hbdirect.com/ http://www.hmv.com/ http://www.jpc.de/ http://www.towerrecords.com/ and http://www.virginmega.com/. Note that the preceding list is alphabetical and no one store is necessarily to be preferred over another but obviously shipping costs would be lower for North American orders from the .com stores and Europeans may wish to order from .de(Germany), .fr(France) or .uk(United Kingdom) stores. Note that the store http://www.musicexpress.com/ is actually in The Netherlands.

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Eesti Raadio CDs?

The Eesti Raadio discs are only available in Estonia. Still searching for an online retailer.

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Finlandia CDs?

The Finlandia CDs with Veljo Tormis music (too numerous to list here) are widely distributed (they are part of the Warner Music conglomerate) and should be available in all major music stores with large classical music departments. They should also be available from many of the major online CD retailers such as http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/ http://www.amazon.fr/ http://www.amazon.de/ http://www.amazon.co.jp/ http://www.borders.com/ http://www.cdnow.com/ http://www.cduniverse.com/ http://www.fnac.fr/ http://www.musicexpress.com/  http://www.hbdirect.com/ http://www.hmv.com/ http://www.jpc.de/ http://www.towerrecords.com/ and http://www.virginmega.com/. Note that the preceding list is alphabetical and no one store is necessarily to be preferred over another but obviously shipping costs would be lower for North American orders from the .com stores and Europeans may wish to order from .de(Germany), .fr(France) or .uk(United Kingdom) stores. Note that the store http://www.musicexpress.com/ is actually in The Netherlands. Due to the large number of Finlandia CDs, it is likely that not all will be available or in print at any one store.

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Forte Records CDs?

The Forte Records discs are only available in Estonia. Still searching for an online retailer.

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Guild Music CDs?

The Guild Music disc Voice of Africa can be ordered from the company direct at www.guildmusic.com/index2.htm. It is also available through most of the Amazon franchise online stores at http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.co.jp/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/ http://www.amazon.de/ and http://www.amazon.fr/

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Gutingi Records CDs?

The Gutingi Records discs by the Mädchenchor Hannover (Hanover Girl's Choir) Concert for a new Millennium and Kaleidoskop 2 can be ordered from the online retailer http://www.jpc.de/ where German and English language ordering are both available.

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Harmonia Mundi CDs?

The Harmonia Mundi disc Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir - Baltic Voices I should be available in all major music stores with large classical music departments. They should also be available from many of the major online CD retailers such as http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/ http://www.amazon.fr/ http://www.amazon.de/ http://www.amazon.co.jp/ http://www.borders.com/ http://www.cdnow.com/ http://www.cduniverse.com/ http://www.fnac.fr/ http://www.musicexpress.com/  http://www.hbdirect.com/ http://www.hmv.com/ http://www.jpc.de/ http://www.towerrecords.com/ and http://www.virginmega.com/. Note that the preceding list is alphabetical and no one store is necessarily to be preferred over another but obviously shipping costs would be lower for North American orders from the .com stores and Europeans may wish to order from .de(Germany), .fr(France) or .uk(United Kingdom) stores. Note that the store http://www.musicexpress.com/ is actually in The Netherlands.

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Melodiya Vinyl LPs?

An excellent online source for out of print classical vinyl LPs and especially for rare Melodiya and other Eastern European pressings is the online used LP retailer http://www.mikrokosmos.com/. If you know of other good quality sources please let me know at my email address alan.teder@sympatico.ca.

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ViaMedia Productions (ACDA 2003 Convention) CDs, DVDs & VHS tapes? NOTE: THIS IS LIKELY AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

The performance of the Estonian Television Girl's Choir at the ACDA 2003 National Convention is available in CD, DVD (Region 1 North America) and VHS Videotape (NTSC North America) formats from ViaMedia Productions at http://www.viamediaavpro.com/. You can go directly to the specific ETV Girl's Choir concert at the address http://www.zhub.com/viamedia/listings/409.html.

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Virgin Classics CDs?

The disc Veljo Tormis: Casting A Spell is widely distributed (Virgin Classics is part of the EMI Music conglomerate) and should be available in all major music stores with large classical music departments. This disc should also be available at many of the major online CD retailers such as http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/ http://www.amazon.fr/ http://www.amazon.de/ http://www.amazon.co.jp/  http://www.borders.com/ http://www.cdnow.com/ http://www.cduniverse.com/ http://www.fnac.fr/ http://www.musicexpress.com/  http://www.hbdirect.com/ http://www.hmv.com/ http://www.jpc.de/ http://www.towerrecords.com/ and http://www.virginmega.com/. Note that the preceding list is alphabetical and no one store is necessarily to be preferred over another but obviously shipping costs would be lower for North American orders from the .com stores and Europeans may wish to order from .de(Germany),  .fr(France) or .uk(United Kingdom) stores. Note that the store http://www.musicexpress.com/ is actually in The Netherlands.

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