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Content
Erkki-Sven Tüür
Ärkamine / Awakening

Artists

Genres
Orchestral
Choral

Features
Booklet with liner notes in English and the song texts in the original language and in English

Format:
CD

Released:
October 2011 (Finland)
November 2011 (internationally)

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1183-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195118320

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Track listing

CD
64:33
1
Awakening (Ärkamine) (2011)
36:29

2
The Wanderer’s Evening Song (Rändaja õhtulaul) (2001)
18:54

3
Insula deserta (1989)
8:49


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Awards

Gramophone 'Editor's Choice'

Press review

Erkki-Sven Tüür is surely one of the most consistently high-quality composers around. (...) When the bolder, more stylistically emancipated perspectives of his recent music meet the direct, almost vibrator-less timbres of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the results are more than musically impressive; they are spiritually stirring.
David Fanning, Gramophone, February 2012, 'Editor's Choice'

Beautifully delivered by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir under Daniel Reuss (...).
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 23.12.2011

Rändaja ohtulaul
(Wanderers Nachtlied) (...) bietet eine musikalische Kurzweil und Vielfalt, in die man sich wahrhaftig verlieben kann. (...) insgesamt jener hinreißende Klang, der fest in der großen estnischen Chortradition verankert ist: ein reines, völlig ungetrübtes Vergnügen.

Rasmus van Rijn, Klassik Heute, 21.12.2011

Aufregende Musik für Chor und Orchester aus Estland von einem der interessantesten Komponisten der Gegenwart.
Burkhard Schäfer, ZEIT-ONLINE, 13. Dezember 2011, 'Schallplatte des Jahres 2011'

Complete description

This CD release presents a cross section of choral and orchestral works by Erkki-Sven Tüür, who with Arvo Pärt counts among the most popular Estonian composers internationally.

The central piece on this disc is the world première recording of Awakening (Ärkamine), written in 2011. It features the acclaimed Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Sinfonietta Riga under the direction of Daniel Reuss. According to Tüür, Awakening contemplates the springtime mystery of nature's rebirth, embracing both the Christian conception of the world and the rather more pantheistic comprehension of creation peculiar to ancient Estonians.

The Wanderer's Evening Song is a choral setting of poems by Ernst Enno and written for the EPCC's 20th anniversary in 2001. Insula deserta, for string orchestra, became Tüür's first great success outside of Estonia, when first performed in Finland in 1989.

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