Erkki-Sven Tüür Interviews, Articles, Reviews and Bibliography

The texts listed here are either specifically related to Erkki-Sven Tüür or may be general items on the subject of Estonian music where his music is mentioned. The listing is in alphabetical order by author with the exception of general reference texts such as the Estonian Encyclopaedia and other non-specific authored resources. Items that are hyperlinked will take you to specific articles or texts on other websites. Many of these are in languages other than English. On a long term basis, translations or summaries will be added to the Archive here. Recently added updates are differentiated with *Added on [date of most recent update]*.

Interviews or Erkki-Sven Tüür's Own Writings

Anderson, Martin ECM's Estonia Fanfare, Pgs. 74,76,78,81,82,83 & 84. March/April, 2000 [in English]

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Program Notes Erkki-Sven Tüür Exodus (includes Erkki-Sven Tüür interview general comments on his musical upbringing and aesthetic beliefs with specific comments on the work Exodus) Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Notes, March 28-29, 2003 [in English]

Cravan, Arthur Dall'Estonia con onore. Erkki-Sven Tüür parla della sua musica tra nordici silenzi ed esplosioni di suoni. Vogue Italia, Pg. 140. February, 2004 [in Italian] *added on the March 11, 2004 update*

Estonian Radio Erkki-Sven Tüür ansamblist In Spe (Erkki-Sven Tüür about In Spe) Estonian Radio Website, December, 1999 [in Estonian]

Gelfand, Janelle Estonian composer has eclectic influences (Erkki-Sven Tüür interviewed on the eve of the North American premiere of his Violin Concerto) Cincinnati Enquirer Online Edition, November 15, 2001 [in English]

Hutton, Mary Ellyn Stars aligned for Jarvi, composer (Erkki-Sven Tüür and Paavo Järvi interviewed on the eve of the North American premiere of Tüür's Violin Concerto) Cincinnati Post Online Edition, November 15, 2001 [in English]

Hutton, Mary Ellyn Composer soars freely now (Erkki-Sven Tüür interviewed prior to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Järvi touring performances of Exodus) Cincinnati Post Online Edition, March 27, 2003 [in English]

Hutton, Mary Ellyn CSO offers tour program preview (additional article on the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Järvi tour of late March/early April 2003 including performances of Erkki-Sven Tüür's Exodus) Cincinnati Post Online Edition, March 27, 2003 [in English]

iclassics A Conversation with Erkki-Sven Tüür (Erkki-Sven Tüür interviewed on the subject of the ECM recording Exodus) iclassics.com, August, 2003 [in English] *added on the August 30, 2003 update*

Lattikas, Kaia Erkki-Sven Tüür Global Estonian, Pgs. 64,65 & 66. Issue No. 5 (4th Quarter 2000) ISSN 1406-5134 [in English]

Mihkelson, Immo Erkki-Sven Tüür: Tuletorni valgusvihud (Erkki-Sven Tüür: Rays of light from the lighthouse) Postimees Newspaper, December 24, 1997 [in Estonian]

Perzel, Mark and O'Donnell, Brian Video Interview with Erkki-Sven Tüür (Erkki-Sven Tüür interviewed on the eve of the North American premiere of his Violin Concerto) at WGUC 90.9 FM Public Radio Station, November, 2001 [in English] Note that viewing the video requires a recent version of RealPlayer, Windows Media Player or Winamp. Links to downloads are available from the radio station's web pages.     

Raud, Neeme Tüüri muusika Carnegie Hallis (Tüür's music at Carnegie Hall) Postimees Newspaper, April 2, 2003 [in Estonian]

Remme, Anneli Erkki-Sven Tüür Raoul Wallenbergi nahas (Erkki-Sven Tüür in the skin of Raoul Wallenberg) Eesti Ekspress Newspaper, December 16, 1999. [in Estonian]

Remme, Anneli Kreatiivmootor liinil: Kõpu - metropolid - Kõpu. Intervjuu Erkki-Sven Tüüriga. (Creative motor in line: Kõpu - metropolises - Kõpu. An interview with Erkki-Sven Tüür) Muusika Magazine Nr. 5, May, 2003. [in Estonian]

Sequenza 21 Interview with Erkki-Sven Tüür (in 2 parts) Sequenza 21 Contemporary Music Online Weekly, November 20-27 and November 28-December 3, 2000 [in English]

Tüür, Erkki-Sven Erkki-Sven Tüüri IV sümfoonia esiettekanne (Erkki-Sven Tüür's Symphony No. 4 World Premiere) Sirp (An Estonian Weekly Cultural Newspaper), December 13, 2002. [in Estonian]

Tüür, Erkki-Sven Magma - Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra/Symphony No. 4: A note on its composition January 9, 2002 [translation of the main text from the above Sirp article into English by Mehis Kivilo]

Vaitmaa, Merike Vastab Erkki-Sven Tüür (Erkki-Sven Tüür answers) Teater Muusika Kino, June, 1994 [in Estonian]

Vaitmaa, Merike Haastateltavana Erkki-Sven Tüür (Markus Lang's translation from Estonian to Finnish of the interview from Teater Muusika Kino, June, 1994) [in Finnish]

Vaus-Tamm, Heili Tüür katsetab enda peal oma muusika mõju (Tüür tests his music's influence on himself) Päevaleht, February 27, 2003. [in Estonian]

Articles/Reviews

The links to Gramophone magazine's CD reviews will take you to the default review search page at Gramophone's website. Type "Tuur" (i.e. without the umlauts) into the Composer selection and all of the Erkki-Sven Tüür reviews should appear on the resulting Hit List.

Aho, Kalevi New Winds in Estonian Music Finnish Music Quarterly, 4th Quarter, 1998. [in English]

Arujärv, Evi ERSO ja Elts näitasid Tüüri tõlgendades kõrget taset (ENSO and Elts display their high standard while performing Tüür) Postimees, March 4, 2003. [in Estonian]

Bauer, Gerhard Zu Ehren von Prokofjew (Review of the WDR Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Järvi concert including a performance of Insula Deserta) Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger Online Edition, March 17, 2003 [in German]

Gelfand, Janelle Jarvi's pairing of new, old electrifies audience (Review of the North American and U.S. premiere of the Violin Concerto) Cincinnati Enquirer Online Edition, November 16, 2001 [in English]

Gelfand, Janelle Jarvi's CSO on edge of greatness (Review of the concert including the Cincinnati premiere of Exodus) Cincinnati Enquirer Online Edition, March 29, 2003 [in English]

Holland, Bernard Composer and Conductor With a Common Interest (Review of the North American and U.S. premiere of the Violin Concerto) New York Times Online Edition, November 21, 2001 [in English]

Hutton, Mary Ellyn CSO's new music appeals to young (Review of the North American and U.S. premiere of the Violin Concerto) Cincinnati Post Online Edition, November 16, 2001 [in English]

Huang, Mel In Spe New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock (In Spe entry is approximately halfway down the page). [in English]

Huang, Mel The Visionary of Hiiumaa Central Europe Review Vol.2 No.3, January 24, 2000. [in English]

Karpa, Kärt Tüür kirjutas sakslastele ooperi Wallenbergist (Tüür writes an opera about Wallenberg for the Germans) (article contains some interview quotes) Eesti Päevaleht, March 16, 2001. Page 1. [in Estonian]

Johnson, Stephen Flux CD Review An impressive Third Symphony from one of contemporary music's most individual voices, the Estonian Erkki-Sven Tüür Gramophone, January, 2000. [in English]

Kozinn, Allan Music in Review - Cincinnati Orchestra / Carnegie Hall (Review of the New York City premiere of Exodus) New York Times Online Edition, April 4, 2003 [in English]

Kramer, Jonathan D. Erkki-Sven Tüür Violin Concerto (Concert Program Notes for the North American and U.S. premiere of the Violin Concerto) Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Concert Program Notes pages at Public Radio Station WGUC 90.9 FM's website, November, 2001 [in English]

Mihkelson, Immo Tüüri viiulikontsert paelus Ameerika pressi (Article about the American reception of the North American and U.S. premiere of the Violin Concerto) Postimees, November 23, 2001 [in Estonian]

Mihkelson, Immo Erkki-Sven Tüüri "Ardor" jõuab Eestisse (Erkki-Sven Tüür's Ardor arrives in Estonia) Postimees, March 1, 2003 [in Estonian]

Story, John Flux CD Review Fanfare pgs. 347-348, March/April, 2000. [in English]

Teater Muusika Kino Euroopa kriitikud Tüürist (European critics on Tüür) Teater Muusika Kino, April, 2000. [in Estonian]

Vaitmaa, Merike Plaadikaja 1994-1997 II  Erkki-Sven Tüüri autori-CD-de arvustustest (Disc Echo 1994-1997 II Reviews of Erkki-Sven Tüür's solo CDs) Teater Muusika Kino, November 1997 [in Estonian]

Vaitmaa, Merike Esietendus Erkki-Sven Tüüri "Wallenberg" (The premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür's "Wallenberg") Teater Muusika Kino, July 2001 [in Estonian]

Wolverton, Vance Baltic Portraits: Estonia's Musical Architect, Erkki-Sven Tüür Choral Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp.17-25. August 2002 [in English] *added on February 6, 2004 update*

Bibliography

Eesti Entsüklopeedia Vol. 10 Türi - Y  (Estonian Encyclopaedia) Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus Publishers, Tallinn 1998, 672 Pages.
ISBN 5-89900-054-6
Erkki-Sven Tüür entry is on page 11. [in Estonian]

Eesti Entsüklopeedia Vol. 14 Eesti Elulood (Estonian Encyclopaedia Volume 14 Estonian Biographies) Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus Publishers, Tallinn 2000, 670 Pages.
ISBN 9985-70-064-3
Erkki-Sven Tüür entry is on page 562. [in Estonian]

EMBL Eesti Muusika Biograafiline Leksikon (Estonian Music Biographical Lexicon) Valgus Publishers, Tallinn 1990, 304 Pages.
ISBN 5-89900-008-2
Erkki-Sven Tüür entry on page 272 is by Monica Topman. [in Estonian]

Erm, Anne Polkast rokini (From Polka to Rock) Perioodika Publishers, Tallinn 1984, 96 Pages. [in Estonian]

Erm, Anne From Polka to Rock Translation by Ingrid Maidre (English edition of Polkast rokini) Perioodika Publishers, Tallinn 1984, 96 Pages. [in English]

Erm, Anne Polkast rokini 2 (From Polka to Rock 2) Perioodika Publishers, Tallinn 1989, 208 Pages.
ISBN 5-7979-0143-9 [in Estonian]

Ojakäär, Valter Pop Muusikast (About Pop Music) Eesti Raamat Publishers, Tallinn 1983, 312 Pages. [in Estonian]