Desert Island

Finlandia 8573-82187-2

Compilation of Erkki-Sven Tüür's recordings (1993-1998) from earlier Finlandia releases. Released in 2001.

Recording engineer: various; Recording Producer: various.

All compositions by Erkki-Sven Tüür

Track 1. Passion (1993) 7:30

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra / Juha Kangas

Track 2. Insula Deserta (Desert Island) (1989) 8:55

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra / Juha Kangas

Tracks 3.-5. Piano Sonata (1985) 14:38

Lauri Väinmaa: piano

Track 6. Lighthouse (1997) 14:14

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra / Juha Kangas

Track 7. Spiel (1992) (for cello & guitar) 12:08

Henry-David Varema: cello, Heiki Mätlik: guitar.

Track 8. Architectonics V (1991) (for electric guitar and amplified piano) 11:55

The NYYD Ensemble / Olari Elts

Commissions, Dedications, Premieres and Awards

Passion was premiered on October 25, 1993 in Tallinn, Estonia by the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under conductor Tõnu Kaljuste.

Insula Deserta was commissioned and premiered by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in 1989.

The Piano Sonata was premiered on March 6, 1986 by Kalle Randalu in Tartu, Estonia.

Lighthouse was commissioned by the Bachwoche Ansbach and was premiered on August 5, 1997 in Ansbach, Germany by soloists of the Bachwoche Ansbach conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock.

Spiel is dedicated to cellist Martin Ostertag and to guitarist Boris Björn Bagger and was premiered on April 7, 1992 at Karlsruhe, Germany by the Ostertag/Bagger duo.

Architectonics V was commissioned by guitarist John Tamburello from New York City, New York, U.S.A. 

Music Publishers

Passion is published by Warner/Chappell Music Finland.

Insula Deserta is published by M.P.Belaieff/C.F.Peters, Frankfurt.

The Piano Sonata is published by Warner/Chappell Music Finland.

Lighthouse is published by C.F.Peters, Frankfurt.

Spiel is published by Edition 49 with distribution also by C.F.Peters.

Architectonics V is published by Warner/Chappell Music Finland.

Other Points of Interest and Links

See the Finlandia Records website Desert Island page for further information on this release.