Erkki-Sven Tüür Chamber Works

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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 recordings: Cantus - Estonian Chamber Music from the 1990's by Heiki Mätlik & others on Finlandia 3984 21435 2. Drama by Reinbert Evers & others on Ambitus 96802.

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.