Erkki-Sven Tüür Orchestral Works

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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 Järvion 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