Searching for Roots

Virgin Classics 7243 5 45212 2 5

Recorded at the Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden on June 6-11, 1996. Released in 1997.
Recording engineer: Mike Hatch; Recording Producer: David R. Murray.

Compositions by Erkki-Sven Tüür

Track 5. Searching for Roots (Hommage à Sibelius) (1990) 6:18

Track 6. Insula Deserta (1989) 9:09

Track 7. Zeitraum (1992) 14:39

Other composer's works on this recording

Track 1. Eduard Tubin: Symphony No. 11 (completed by Kaljo Raid) 9:40

Track 2. Arvo Pärt: Nekrolog, Op.5 (1960) 12:56

Tracks 3.-4. Arvo Pärt: Symphony No. 1 (1964) 18:49

All of the above recordings are by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Järvi.

Commissions, Dedications, Premieres and Awards

Searching for Roots was commissioned by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and was premiered on March 28, 1991 in Helsinki, Finland by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eri Klas.

Insula Deserta was commissioned by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and was premiered on October 8, 1989 in Kokkola, Finland by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Juha Kangas.

Zeitraum was commissioned by Estonian Radio and was premiered on March 27, 1992 in Tallinn, Estonia by the Estonian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arvo Volmer.

Music Publishers

Insula Deserta and Searching for Roots are published by C.F.Peters. Zeitraum is published by Warner/Chapell Music Finland.

Other Points of Interest and Links

The CD liner notes are by Patrick Wiklacz (French original) with translations into English (Denis Ogan) and German (Anne Weber).

You can see further information on the conductor Paavo Järvi at his own website.