Erkki-Sven Tüür: Architectonics

Finlandia 0630-14908-2

Recorded at the Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia in March, 1996.
Engineer: Maido Maadik; Artistic Supervision: Erkki-Sven Tüür; Producer: Peeter Vähi.

All compositions by Erkki-Sven Tüür

(Note: Listing is in the tracking order of the CD and is not chronological)

Architectonics III "Postmetaminimal Dream" (1990) (for flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, two pianos, synthesizer, percussion for two players, violin and cello) 9:06

The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts

Architectonics VII (1992) (for flute, bass clarinet and piano) 7:12

The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts

Architectonics I (1984) (for wind quintet) 5:07

The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts

Architectonics V (1991) (for electric guitar and amplified piano) 11:55

The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts

Architectonics VI (1992) (for flute, clarinet, vibraphone and string quartet) 9:40

The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts

Architectonics II (1986) (for clarinet, cello and piano) 9:23

The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts

Architectonics IV "Per Cadenza ad Metasimplicity" (1990) (for violin, bassoon, baritone saxophone and synthesizer) 9:34

The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts

Commissions, Dedications, Premieres and Awards

Architectonics I was written for the Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet and was premiered by them on May 25, 1985 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Architectonics II was written for an ensemble of orchestra soloists of the Estonia Theatre (Vahur Vurm, Andres Narma, Ivo Sillamaa) and was premiered by them on March 21, 1987 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Architectonics III was commissioned by the California E.A.R. Unit and was premiered by them on April 23, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Architectonics IV was commissioned by the Sound Pressure ensemble and was premiered by them on May 25, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Architectonics V was commissioned by guitarist John Tamburello from New York City, New York, USA. Information on the premiere is not known.

Architectonics VI was commissioned by the Helsinki Festival and was premiered on August 21, 1992 by members of the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra in Helsinki, Finland.

Architectonics VII was commissioned by the Musica Festival in Strasbourg and was premiered on October 6, 1992 by the Baltic Trio in Strasbourg, France.

Music Publishers

All Architectonics are published by Warner/Chappell Music Finland (previously Edition Fazer, Finland).

Other Points of Interest and Links

The CD liner notes are by Estonian musicologist Merike Vaitmaa.

More information on the NYYD Ensemble can be seen at their own website.