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Title: Estonian Music
Post by: Dundonnell on September 05, 2012, 02:15:59 pm
Atsushi :) :)

The Heino Eller Symphony No.1...... :) :) :)

I had managed to get the 2nd and 3rd from the Estonian Music site but not the First. How wonderful :)  Thank you :)


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Greg K on September 06, 2012, 04:47:24 am
Interesting to hear (so thanks to Atsushi), but honestly the Eller Symphonies strike me as rambling and
rather insubstantial works, with not much to recommend them.  Just one thing after another, with no argument or coherence that I can discern.  Hard to go the distance with (though the audience claps forever, - especially after No.3).  Would anyone say otherwise?

My reaction puts me in mind of how I felt after listening to Erland von Koch's Symphonies (from UC, -
two of which have just reappeared here).  Inoffensive, but just not music with any purpose IMO
(though I know one friend here who is an admirer).

Sometimes I have to be negative.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: A.S on September 06, 2012, 01:04:02 pm

  Hi Colin , Greg ,

  You are welcome. Yes, Sym#1 by Eller is not recorded commercially , Sym #2 and #3 also very interesting work.
  What a wonderful concert! ;D


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Dundonnell on September 06, 2012, 02:29:13 pm
We all have different reactions to the music we hear :)

Sometimes a particular work, which one has wanted to hear for many a long year, does turn out to be a disappointment :(

.....but, if one never actually gets to hear the piece then such a judgment is impossible. So, I welcome with great appreciation, any and all new music on my own personal "wish-list".......which has reduced dramatically over the past year, thanks to the generosity of others :) :)

I am totally confident that Greg is at one with me on that ;D


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: A.S on September 06, 2012, 02:58:42 pm

 Oops , I misunderstood comment by Greg.
   But I don't feel disappointment. It's not strange that some member feel different impressions.
   In any case , I'm very happy to record this rare performance ;D


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: cjvinthechair on September 06, 2012, 04:32:50 pm
Can vaguely understand Greg's comment, & of course 'defend to the death' his right to be negative, but I'll just say it's such a pleasure to have the chance to be positive (or negative) about so, so many pieces of music that we'd never have a chance to hear otherwise, that I really don't care if, like today (Thur. 6th), it's taken me well over an hour to download the various offerings, & I may well discover a few that don't resonate with me personally.
Part of the fun is sorting the 'gems' from the slightly less precious, so keep 'bringing 'em on' !     Many, many thanks to all uploaders.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Greg K on September 06, 2012, 05:56:46 pm
We all have different reactions to the music we hear :)

Sometimes a particular work, which one has wanted to hear for many a long year, does turn out to be a disappointment :(

.....but, if one never actually gets to hear the piece then such a judgment is impossible. So, I welcome with great appreciation, any and all new music on my own personal "wish-list".......which has reduced dramatically over the past year, thanks to the generosity of others :) :)

I am totally confident that Greg is at one with me on that ;D

Very much so.  Unrequited curiosity can leave a void that becomes numbing or even painful if it goes on too long, -
thus discovering the Eller Symphonies was a most fulfilling (eye opening) and in that respect satisfying experience, despite my disappointment :o.  Better if I would have loved them, of course, - but they take their place in the landscape now, which becomes more vivid and detailed as a result, and my orientation more seasoned and aware. 

Atsushi remains among my very favorite posters, - a man bearing gifts here (and at UC) with only the fewest of rivals.





Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Malito on September 08, 2012, 02:01:21 am
Sometimes the music does not measure up to what we expect or like but how wonderful to be able to hear it at all.  I was really excited to hear the Eller works.  I liked the 1st symphony most of all but Eller's music has never really "wowed" me.  Still it is good to have and when a music lover comes for a visit, it is nice to pull out pieces they've never heard of much less heard.  I have friends in the Tuscon orchestra who cannot even begin to believe some of the music I have and thanks to US and now this new site, I am the owner of an enviable collection that only a few of us world wide can say we own. Malito


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Greg K on September 10, 2012, 12:45:02 am
If one has questions about another member's personality or actions, may I suggest that the nice availability of PMs be used to work them out? Thank you.

I've known Atsushi both here and on another forum for some time, and my honestly expressed posts were not the least bit derogatory towards him, but on the contrary, only affectionate.  (Perhaps you could have PM'd me with your concerns).

In any case, I'll use a few smileys in the future to help you better gauge my intent.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Dundonnell on September 10, 2012, 01:03:05 am
I get accused sometimes of an excess of enthusiasm to get hold of as much 20th century, mainly orchestral and tonal, music as I can get my hands on ;D ;D

And, yes, sometimes I find a piece disappointing but I always welcome the opportunity to hear it...at last :)

And I therefore am very grateful to Atsushi for all his uploads (as I know Greg is too :)).

And-just for the record- music I dislike ??? ???  The Mozart Piano Concertos, anything written by Rachmaninov after 1900(with the exceptions of "The Isle of the Dead" and "The Bells"), almost anything by Delius, Mahler's Symphony No.7, later Lutoslawski, late Stravinsky and late Tippett.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: kyjo on September 10, 2012, 02:33:28 am
I enjoy most classical music I hear, I'd say roughly 80% of it. The only types of music I really have a dislike for are Mideval, Renaissance, some Baroque music played on period instruments, and avant-garde modern music. I like most music of the classical era (especially late), most early-mid romantic music, but my favorite time period of all is late-romantic to early modern. There is extremely little music written in the last years of the 19th century and the first few decades of the 20th that I dislike. Hmm...Intersting to hear your dislikes, Colin! Re the Mozart Piano Concertos, I listen to them when I need something soothing and elegant to listen to, and I like them quite well, though they're not amongst my favorites. But I don't understand how you couldn't like Rach's Symphony 2, PC 3, or Paganini Rhapsody (all written after 1900). Rachmaninov is my absolute favorite composer and I love nearly everything that flowed from his pen (well, maybe except his a cappella choral works). Yes, Delius can be a little static at times, but it is great music if a wallow is what you're looking for. I'm greatly surprised you don't like Mahler 7! Yes, I know it's one of the weakest of his symphonies, but the mysterious "night music" of the 2nd and 3rd movements, the guitar and mandolin in the 4th, and the naive joy of the finale always bring a smile to my face. I can see why you don't like late Stravinsky and late Tippett; I don't either (late Stravinsky is terribly dry). Lutoslawski's Symphony no. 4, a late piece, is very colorful and interesting. Please give it a few listens ;D! Apologies for these late-night ramblings and for further directing this thread off its original course :-[!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Dundonnell on September 10, 2012, 02:57:54 am
We ARE now well off-course ;D

To an extent I was being deliberately provocative ;D  I can perfectly well sit through a Mozart Piano Concerto and I should try harder with Lutoslawski.

But, as for Rachmaninov and Delius ::) No, I am sorry, I simply cannot abide the former's wallowing in nostalgic romanticism and I loathe the Second Symphony AND the Second Piano Concerto. Delius simply bores me to tears; all this lying around in summer gardens or drifting slowly down a river.........I keep on wanting to shout "get on with it". "Brigg Fair" is ok, I suppose....but that's about it.

As for Mahler ???  I am a Brucknerian and I dislike intensely the current obsession with Mahler's music. He is the most over-recorded composer around at the present time. Mahler's First and Second are among my favourite works of all time (the absolutely heavenly closing 15 minutes of the 2nd reduces me to tears everytime I listen to it) but the later symphonies are harder-going for me. I can appreciate their greatness.....but give me the Bruckner 7th, 8th and 9th above them any time ;D

Anyway.......I fear this has drifted far too far from the subject of the thread and that is something I always deplore :)


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: tapiola on September 10, 2012, 04:33:07 am
Nothing wrong with sincere opinions. ;)


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: cilgwyn on September 10, 2012, 12:24:14 pm
We ARE now well off-course ;D

To an extent I was being deliberately provocative ;D  I can perfectly well sit through a Mozart Piano Concerto and I should try harder with Lutoslawski.

But, as for Rachmaninov and Delius ::) No, I am sorry, I simply cannot abide the former's wallowing in nostalgic romanticism and I loathe the Second Symphony AND the Second Piano Concerto. Delius simply bores me to tears; all this lying around in summer gardens or drifting slowly down a river.........I keep on wanting to shout "get on with it". "Brigg Fair" is ok, I suppose....but that's about it.

As for Mahler ???  I am a Brucknerian and I dislike intensely the current obsession with Mahler's music. He is the most over-recorded composer around at the present time. Mahler's First and Second are among my favourite works of all time (the absolutely heavenly closing 15 minutes of the 2nd reduces me to tears everytime I listen to it) but the later symphonies are harder-going for me. I can appreciate their greatness.....but give me the Bruckner 7th, 8th and 9th above them any time ;D

Anyway.......I fear this has drifted far too far from the subject of the thread and that is something I always deplore :)
It certainly has Dundonnell :o.........by all means,carry on! ;D


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Caostotale on September 11, 2012, 05:41:32 am
Agreed on Rachmaninov... His work just doesn't do anything for me and I'm flabbergasted at how much pianists will blather on about this or that interpretation of his pieces. I'm far more interested in Scriabin, Prokofiev, Feinberg, or almost any other contemporary from that period.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Caostotale on September 11, 2012, 06:17:09 am
I've yet to listen to the symphonic works, but I'm really impressed with the slew of Eller piano works I've been exposed to in recent years. Toccata Classics is in the process of putting out the first complete edition of those works, a project that will require seven volumes. I've also heard some extremely old recordings of a few of his string quartets, and those are nice pieces as well.

I would argue that, alongside his fellow Baltic composer Vytautas Bacevicius (from Lithuania), Eller is amongst the most fruitful composers worth investigating in that region, not least because it's important to see that there were actually great composers writing great music before the onslaught of holy minimalism redefined the world's understanding of Baltic music. I can't help but feel something shallow in people's eager willingness to act culturally paternal and gush over all that new age music by Vasks, Part, Gorecki, as if it's a musical balm that's washing away the horrors of communism and reintroducing a proper spiritualism to the lives of those poor second-worlders...or maybe I'm just being a jerk  ???  A good start might be a de-emphasizing of Eller's occupation as 'the guy who taught Part.'


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: kyjo on January 01, 2013, 04:35:08 am
Thanks again Colin, for the Tamberg Symphony no. 3 :) :)

This fine composer should be getting more attention than Part IMO :)

...or, at least as much attention ;D


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Dundonnell on January 01, 2013, 04:39:44 am
I have just posted Eino Tamberg's Symphony No.3 of 1989 in the Downloads section.

Tamberg's Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 are on a (probably hard to find) Antes disc but, as far as I know, the 3rd and 4th have not been commercially recorded. Tamberg is one of the more "modern" sounding Estonian composers of the late 20th century and certainly quite different from his contemporary Arvo Part or even Lepo Sumera of the younger generation. His music is-I suppose one might say-"expressionist" and I am not entirely comfortable with it. On the other hand I recognise the composer as an important figure in the evolution of Estonian music, not afraid to be slightly experimental in his use of orchestral sonorities.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Dundonnell on January 01, 2013, 04:59:09 am
If you find the first half of the Tamberg too "difficult" please persist; the last five minutes or so are quite moving in an idiom which is very reminiscent of late Shostakovich.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: kyjo on January 01, 2013, 06:08:25 am
Thanks for the warning, Colin! I'll still give it a listen, though.

...that reminds me of the Braga Santos Symphony no. 6 where the last five minutes or so are hauntingly moving and by far my favorite part of the piece; the rest is disappointingly modernistic in style when compared to his gloriously late-romantic other symphonies. Speaking of Braga Santos, I think the greatest musical discovery I have made, not of any year, but of my life is his Symphony no. 4 :)




Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Dundonnell on January 01, 2013, 03:19:00 pm
I am not sure that I would go that far regarding the Braga Santos 4th.....but the year in which I discovered the Portugese composer's music would certainly be a highlight :)

One cannot listen to that composer's early music without being bowled over by the sheer panache, elan and, above all, life-enhancing optimism and magnificent sweep of the music. It always leaves me feeling envigorated and renewed :)


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: kyjo on January 01, 2013, 05:10:05 pm
I am not sure that I would go that far regarding the Braga Santos 4th.....but the year in which I discovered the Portugese composer's music would certainly be a highlight :)

One cannot listen to that composer's early music without being bowled over by the sheer panache, elan and, above all, life-enhancing optimism and magnificent sweep of the music. It always leaves me feeling envigorated and renewed :)

Colin, by greatest "discovery" I meant coming across an obscure piece for the first time (I should have made that more clear ::)). I am not counting hearing masterpieces by the great composers for the first time as a "discovery". No...Braga Santos' 4th is not my all-time favorite piece of music, but it is probably my favorite lesser-known work that I have discovered. I agree with your description of his music-it just makes you so full of life :) Now back to Estonian music-this thread has had the tendency to go wildly off-topic ;D


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: rkhenderson on January 01, 2013, 06:57:18 pm
If you find the first half of the Tamberg too "difficult" please persist; the last five minutes or so are quite moving in an idiom which is very reminiscent of late Shostakovich.
Tamberg started composing in a vein very close to Shostakovich. His early works such as Concerto Grosso, Symphonic Dances and Ballet Symphony are very enjoyable. The progression to his later works is interesting to follow. I can recommend his Symphony No. 1 and Violin Concerto.

Some of his works are available for download from http://muusika24.ee/&lang=eng
His Symphony No. 4 is available on a CD enclosed within his autobiography "Tundeline Teekond".



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: kyjo on January 01, 2013, 07:09:43 pm
Thanks for the information :)

I do enjoy his earlier music quite a bit-like you say, Shostakovich (one of my favorite composers) is a prime influence. His later music, though, is at the extreme outer edge of my sensibilities.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: jowcol on February 05, 2013, 04:31:06 pm
Taavo Virkhaus  Symphony 1
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQDn8j7Tsjb2I9GjYzMmEtgX9Jn0hMv7usqr1Z613zeYJ4QgxIgEWIFX-NhsA)
Baltimore Symphony orchestra
Merriweather Post Pavillion
Composer, Conductor
8 July, 1976 
World Premiere
Radio Broadcast

Movements
Aggresivo
Valse triste
Variazione testardo (sp?)

From the collection of Karl Miller


A couple of notes.

First-- I was not at this concert, but I can proudly boast that I was almost beaten up at this venue 13 years later, but fortunately I could run faster then than I can now.

Second:  Although he was living in the US, his bio makes him sound like an Estonian at heart, which is why I'm listing him here.

Wiki Bio:

Taavo Virkhaus was born on 29.06.1934. He studied in Elementary School of Tartu Seminary for one and a half years. In 1944, he fled to Germany. There he continued his studies in Estonian Elementary School in Gesilingen and after that in Estonian Gymnasium in Geislingen. 1949 emigrated to USA. 1951-1955 he studied in University of Miami (field of study was music). 1957 graduated the University of Rochester Eastman Music School with MA of music theory, 1967 graduated same school with PhD. 1956 he made his debut in conducting with the Miami Ballet Guild orchestra. Since that he has been conducting several orchestras in USA, Canada, Europe and Russia. 1978 he got the first opportunity to conduct in Estonia (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra). T.Virkhaus has presented a number of Estonian composer’s works in America. T.Virhaus has worked in Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as conductor; University of Rochester. Eastman School of Music as assistant, professor, associate professor and director of music; West Miami Junior High School as music teacher (1955-1956); Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra as conductor and music director (1977-1994); Huntsville Symphony Orchestra as conductor (1989-2003). Social activities: The Eduard Tubin Society (member); Estonian American National Council (council member); corp. Fraternitas Estica (member); Estonian Mixed Choir in Buffalo (conductor, 1957-1961). Tartu City Government recognized him with the medal to honor his activities for carrying on Estonian music life abroad and for participating in Estonian and Tartu Song Festivals.





Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Jolly Roger on March 25, 2013, 02:05:14 am
The Eller symphonies started with great orchestration and great promise, but the subsequent themes appeared to be fabricated and the music
meandering in search of consistency. While I kept thinking, darn..this is music I should like(I like Tubin a great deal) ...it did not raise much above see level for me. Much of Eller's music has the same effect on me and I have spent hours with it..it never seems to rise above blase for me.
On the other hand:
For one to say Von Koch's music is less than top shelf may 1)not of heard the right pieces or 2)been exposed to defective audio and/or performances or 3)is expecting profound messages where none should be expected. I suggest a relisten on that basis.
I recently heard the recent broadcast of his 2nd symphony on Swedish radio and was completely entralled with the piece. Nothing profound, no messages for mankind, just infectious melodious music accessable to nearly everyone.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Jolly Roger on March 25, 2013, 02:08:15 am
Thanks for the warning, Colin! I'll still give it a listen, though.

...that reminds me of the Braga Santos Symphony no. 6 where the last five minutes or so are hauntingly moving and by far my favorite part of the piece; the rest is disappointingly modernistic in style when compared to his gloriously late-romantic other symphonies. Speaking of Braga Santos, I think the greatest musical discovery I have made, not of any year, but of my life is his Symphony no. 4 :)




I absolutely agree with the Braga Santos 4th!!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on May 26, 2013, 06:20:22 pm
After a little break, I'll start downloading my Estonian Music collection...I have a rich collection, including the collection from Radio Estonia.
Dave


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: ttle on May 27, 2013, 09:42:31 pm
http://www.mediafire.com/download/xlpopqbd4cxgskp/Reiman_Sym_No_1.mp3


Villem Reimann (1906 - ?)

Villem Reimann passed away in 1992.
Many thanks for the upload!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Jolly Roger on May 30, 2013, 12:55:23 am
After a little break, I'll start downloading my Estonian Music collection...I have a rich collection, including the collection from Radio Estonia.
Dave

Please do, some obscure works by Mägi,Raid,Tobias,Tamberg,Raats and Tubin would be good..


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on May 30, 2013, 04:42:48 am
As a member of the Tubin Society, all or most of all his works are available on CD now.  I am one of the founders of the Tubin Society, with the goal of making his works available thru concerts, recordings and the printing of his works.   Raid actually is Canadian.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on May 30, 2013, 04:46:24 am
After a little break, I'll start downloading my Estonian Music collection...I have a rich collection, including the collection from Radio Estonia.
Dave

Please do, some obscure works by Mägi,Raid,Tobias,Tamberg,Raats and Tubin would be good..

I have a couple of LPs of Magi... her works are also on the Antes Label  (see Ebay or Amazon) Tamberg's works also are on CD now.. however, I did pick up an rare LP of his Oratorio works in a shop in Riga...   Raats.... uggh... never cared for his symphonies... see classical-music-online.net.. most of them are there....  maybe this weekend I'll get a couple uploaded.... 


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Jolly Roger on May 30, 2013, 11:42:16 pm
After a little break, I'll start downloading my Estonian Music collection...I have a rich collection, including the collection from Radio Estonia.
Dave

Please do, some obscure works by Mägi,Raid,Tobias,Tamberg,Raats and Tubin would be good..

I have a couple of LPs of Magi... her works are also on the Antes Label  (see Ebay or Amazon) Tamberg's works also are on CD now.. however, I did pick up an rare LP of his Oratorio works in a shop in Riga...   Raats.... uggh... never cared for his symphonies... see classical-music-online.net.. most of them are there....  maybe this weekend I'll get a couple uploaded.... 

I seem to remember what little I have heard of Raats was positive, I think they were from the site you mentioned...I  need to listen again..,


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on May 31, 2013, 01:36:13 am
After a little break, I'll start downloading my Estonian Music collection...I have a rich collection, including the collection from Radio Estonia.
Dave

Please do, some obscure works by Mägi,Raid,Tobias,Tamberg,Raats and Tubin would be good..

I have a couple of LPs of Magi... her works are also on the Antes Label  (see Ebay or Amazon) Tamberg's works also are on CD now.. however, I did pick up an rare LP of his Oratorio works in a shop in Riga...   Raats.... uggh... never cared for his symphonies... see classical-music-online.net.. most of them are there....  maybe this weekend I'll get a couple uploaded.... 

I seem to remember what little I have heard of Raats was positive, I think they were from the site you mentioned...I  need to listen again..,

he is somewhat serial style of music... dissonance..etc.... sounds like traffic on the expressway ....


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Gauk on May 31, 2013, 10:18:43 am
Raats? Serialist? Not the pieces I know. What he is, is a mechanicist. I was long acquainted with his music solely on the strength of an old LP with the 3rd and 6th symphonies and the violin concerto, and in those pre-internet days could find out nothing more about him. The latter piece in particular has little melodic fragments that go round and round like some Heath Robinson toy.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on June 01, 2013, 02:09:08 am
HA   I agree....... could not find a spec of melody either..... in the old Soviet Union days... the Gov;t would pay you for your music you wrote..
it all went to the State.. so lots of composers wrote trash just to get a pay check


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Jolly Roger on June 03, 2013, 03:37:54 am
Re Raats - went back and listened to some things..not to disparage Phillip Glass, but was reminded of his music to some degree.
 that is, Glass w/o any inspiration.
No need to dwell on this music..it all sounds the same.."mechanical" and "contrived" is a proper description.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on June 03, 2013, 06:19:12 am
i think his 24 preludes for pf is on classical-music-online.net  and also on the Antes label from Germany.   

Dave


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: kyjo on June 18, 2013, 03:48:06 am
Can't really say I care much for Raats' music either. What I've heard of his output is pretty mechanistic and dissonant, far from the majestic, dark masterpieces of Tubin. While Tubin's music breathes the pure, bracing air of Nordic forests, Raats' music is rather evocative of a noisy factory (complete opposites!). If anyone knows of any particular works by Raats that are worth listening to, I shall try to investigate (if I haven't already), but I can't say I'm particularly motivated to explore more of his output :(


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Gauk on June 19, 2013, 08:28:58 am
While Tubin's music breathes the pure, bracing air of Nordic forests, Raats' music is rather evocative of a noisy factory (complete opposites!).

That is actually its interest. For those who can find interest and even beauty in the industrial and mechanical, Raats's music will strike a chord. That may be a minority.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: ttle on July 07, 2013, 09:55:25 am
http://www.mediafire.com/download/puf7d7xep3q9gwd/01_Koha_Sym_No_1_1.wma    (Energico)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/1k9zz1g9ze28aqq/02_Koha_Sym_No_1_2.wma    (Allegretto legiere)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/l0u0ohi4n9loiuv/03_Koha_Sym_No_1_3.wma   (Andante)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/tjitagbbvtltxa6/04_Koha_Sym_No_1-4.wma    (Allegro molto)

Jaan Koha  (Kokha)

Symphony No 1 Op 11
Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra  (ERSO  now known as the ENSO abbreviated still as ERSO)
Roman Matsov, conductor

recorded 1962

from original master tapes at ER, Tallinn Estonia


hopefully.. you can download these wma.. which is windows media

Many thanks for this upload! For those interested, the "R" in "ERSO" now stands for "Riiklik" (State).


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on July 07, 2013, 05:02:51 pm
I'll convert these to mp3.   Also picked up "Estonian Orchestral Music 1896-2004 Catalogue of selected works" in Tallinn   Its a 2CD set with a catalog of the complete works of every Estonian composer that lived in that time period.   Published by EMIC in  2005.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: fr8nks on July 08, 2013, 02:10:19 am
I downloaded the Koha files but cannot play them or convert them to another format. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: rkhenderson on July 09, 2013, 12:48:43 pm
Thanks very much for the Koha Symphony No. 1. I like his musical style very much. The second movement reminds me
of Bartok Concerto for Orchestra. The files are protected with DRM but I could play them on my windows laptop by
accepting a license agreement.

A couple of other works are available at
http://muusika24.ee/

Piano Concerto No. 2, Overture and Ballet "The Department Store"



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on July 10, 2013, 01:18:08 am
I didn't see any Koha on that website... do you have a link?

Dave


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on July 10, 2013, 02:41:55 am
Ah... I see Auster's ballet Tiina  here:

http://muusika24.ee/Muusika/album/ballett-Tiina

Dave


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Jolly Roger on July 10, 2013, 07:09:09 am
Interesting to hear (so thanks to Atsushi), but honestly the Eller Symphonies strike me as rambling and
rather insubstantial works, with not much to recommend them.  Just one thing after another, with no argument or coherence that I can discern.  Hard to go the distance with (though the audience claps forever, - especially after No.3).  Would anyone say otherwise?

My reaction puts me in mind of how I felt after listening to Erland von Koch's Symphonies (from UC, -
two of which have just reappeared here).  Inoffensive, but just not music with any purpose IMO
(though I know one friend here who is an admirer).

Sometimes I have to be negative.
Greg, I totally agree with your perception of Ellers Symphonies...alll dressed up with no place to go.
Fine orchestration, but the themes sounded fabricated and empty.
But we are polar opposites when it come to van Koch's symphonies, and his music in general.
The audio quality may have been a factor. I would give his music very high marks, esp Symphony 2.





Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Gauk on July 10, 2013, 07:26:06 am
I would certainly love to hear good quality recordings of von Koch - if there were any ... He seems to me to most unjustly neglected.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: rkhenderson on July 10, 2013, 09:25:55 am
http://muusika24.ee/Muusika/artist/Jaan-Koha/soundAuthor


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard1 on August 15, 2013, 04:09:29 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etBKv5SNjiE

Eller's Sym No 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCkynxfagtY

Eller's Dawn



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard1 on August 15, 2013, 04:58:54 am
see my entries on Tubin and Lemba under Estonian composers.

Dave


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on August 17, 2013, 06:12:36 am
I would certainly love to hear good quality recordings of von Koch - if there were any ... He seems to me to most unjustly neglected.

who is von Koch? is he Estonian??  this is the Estonian music section.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: kyjo on August 17, 2013, 06:26:35 am
I would certainly love to hear good quality recordings of von Koch - if there were any ... He seems to me to most unjustly neglected.

who is von Koch? is he Estonian??  this is the Estonian music section.

Erland von Koch (1910-2009) was a Swedish composer.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on August 18, 2013, 05:13:26 am
Enjoy the downloads... !!      I see some of these have been downloaded 35-40 times.  wow.



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Dundonnell on August 21, 2013, 08:37:45 pm
FAR too often I download music from this forum, copy it to an external hard drive, catalogue it and-perhaps-give it a brief listen to ensure I would want to retain it(the answer is "yes" 99.9% of the time ;D)......but then find I have no time to listen properly: I have a backlog of music to listen to me which will take a lifetime I do not have :(

......BUT I AM listening to Kreek's Estonian Requiem. What a beautiful piece :) :)


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on August 22, 2013, 04:57:18 am
FAR too often I download music from this forum, copy it to an external hard drive, catalogue it and-perhaps-give it a brief listen to ensure I would want to retain it(the answer is "yes" 99.9% of the time ;D)......but then find I have no time to listen properly: I have a backlog of music to listen to me which will take a lifetime I do not have :(

......BUT I AM listening to Kreek's Estonian Requiem. What a beautiful piece :) :)

yes  also give a listen to the live recording of the Estonian Song Festival lots of cheering and such....in 1969 in Tallinn.
Dave


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on August 24, 2013, 02:57:45 pm
Jan Kokha
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Op 6
Heljo Sepp, piano
Neeme Jarvi, conducting
Estonian Radio Sym Orchestra

Melodiya LP

http://www.mediafire.com/download/mlauwuhduo00w2d/Kokha_Piano_Concerto_Op_6.mp3

Do you have any information at all about this compoaer? Dates etc?  He doesn't appear on internet searches...or is it Jaan Koha (199-1993)?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on August 24, 2013, 03:03:57 pm
Villem Reiman

Vilsandi, Suite

ERSO

S.  Prokhorov, conductor


Melodiya

http://www.mediafire.com/download/w8nsq32r5wj84xv/Reiman_Vilsandi_Suite.mp3


Do you have any further information on this composer?  He doesn't appear on internet searches...


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Caostotale on August 24, 2013, 04:59:07 pm
Jan Kokha
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Op 6
Heljo Sepp, piano
Neeme Jarvi, conducting
Estonian Radio Sym Orchestra

Melodiya LP

http://www.mediafire.com/download/mlauwuhduo00w2d/Kokha_Piano_Concerto_Op_6.mp3

Do you have any information at all about this compoaer? Dates etc?  He doesn't appear on internet searches...or is it Jaan Koha (199-1993)?

It is Jaan Koha. The Russians don't have a proper letter for 'H', so they use the 'KH' letter in its place. A short bio can be found at:
http://www.emic.ee/jaan-koha

As for Villem Reimann, take a look at:
http://www.emic.ee/villem-reimann

There's links to a bio and works list below the pictures. Make sure to change the language option to English.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on August 25, 2013, 02:24:15 am
OK here is Kokha  or Koha .  the spelling on the record is Jann Kokha   but I see on EMIC its Koha.

Here is  Reimann:
 
Villem Reimann

March 19, 1906 Pärnu – April 8, 1992 Tallinn
Member of the Estonian Composers' Union since 1944

Villem Reimann was a composer and a pedagogue. His acquaintance with music began with studying harmonica and concertina. He graduated from gymnasium in Pärnu and studied piano in Tallinn Conservatory from 1925 to 1927 with Margarethe Finck. Reimann worked as a pianist in cafe and restaurant ensembles and in cinemas. He graduated from Tallinn Conservatory in composition with Artur Kapp in 1933 and in piano with Artur Lemba in 1936. In 1937–1938 he complemented his studies in Budapest at Franz Liszt Academy of Music in composition with Zoltán Kodály, chamber music with Leo Wiener and conducting with Ernő Unger. Reimann was the music consultant in Studio of Cinemas in 1940–1941 and teacher of music theory subjects and chamber music in Estonian Academy of Music from 1942–1992.

Majority of his work consists of chamber and film music. His early works can be described as romantic and simplistic (suite Vilsandi), later works show more the modern side including twelve-tone technique (Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra). His vocal music, especially choral works inherit a colorful harmony and creative images.

Reimann has received an honorary title of the Estonian SSR Honoured Worker in Arts (1955), the SSR State Prize (1951) and Soviet Estonia Award (1949).

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Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on September 02, 2013, 02:33:00 pm
Mikhel Lyudig (Michael Ludig)  (1880-1958)
Overture: Fantasia No 1 and No 2
Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conducting


Melodiya LP



Do you know if this is one, two or three pieces?  I love it anyway - many thanks for the upload!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: ttle on September 05, 2013, 08:33:47 pm
Mikhel Lyudig (Michael Ludig)  (1880-1958)
Overture: Fantasia No 1 and No 2
Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conducting


Melodiya LP



Do you know if this is one, two or three pieces?  I love it anyway - many thanks for the upload!

According to the generally very reliable emic.ee website, there are two pieces by Lüdig bearing the title "Overture-Fantasia", both in B minor: "Avamäng-fantaasia nr. 1 h-moll" (1906) and "Avamäng-fantaasia nr. 2 h-moll" (1945).


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on September 08, 2013, 01:50:37 pm
Mikhel Lyudig (Michael Ludig)  (1880-1958)
Overture: Fantasia No 1 and No 2
Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conducting


Melodiya LP



Do you know if this is one, two or three pieces?  I love it anyway - many thanks for the upload!

According to the generally very reliable emic.ee website, there are two pieces by Lüdig bearing the title "Overture-Fantasia", both in B minor: "Avamäng-fantaasia nr. 1 h-moll" (1906) and "Avamäng-fantaasia nr. 2 h-moll" (1945).



So....this one is both?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on September 08, 2013, 08:46:06 pm
OK I am looking at the LP...they are 2 difference pieces....OT #1 and OT #2... there is a space on the LP between the pieces.

by the way.. it is Melodiya  D14661/2

this was in the collection of "The Estate of William E. Oyler"   who was a collector of LPs from all over the world. 
Retired military I believe and collected LPs where ever he was stationed.
He had a vast Melodiya collection... along with several other labels of E European.. E German labels..
Dave


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on December 28, 2013, 01:03:41 am
for a Christmas treat... I'm going to upload my Estonian Radio collection.   The first pick will be Auster's ballet works.

Dave


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: cjvinthechair on December 29, 2013, 10:56:02 am
for a Christmas treat... I'm going to upload my Estonian Radio collection.   The first pick will be Auster's ballet works.

Dave

Mr. Dave - some lovely music you're uploading for us; thank you !


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on December 29, 2013, 05:18:39 pm
Auster's Northern Dream is a wonderful piece... also the link to the story about Tiina.. I just read that the other day.   Didn't realize it was about serfdom times... middle ages in Estonia.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on December 29, 2013, 09:09:58 pm
for a Christmas treat... I'm going to upload my Estonian Radio collection.   The first pick will be Auster's ballet works.

Dave

Mr. Dave - some lovely music you're uploading for us; thank you !

Thank you!!...


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: kyjo on December 29, 2013, 11:04:27 pm
I second Clive's thanks for your valuable uploads!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Malito on December 30, 2013, 03:06:08 am
Yes, thank you, indeed...wonderful music, a nice 70 minute CD.  What a way to end 2013 or begin 2014.  Malito :)


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 01, 2014, 06:36:36 pm
Enjoy the Artur Kapp symphonic works !! another rarely heard composer... thought I would download Job??
any comments on Job?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on January 01, 2014, 10:53:04 pm
Enjoy the Artur Kapp symphonic works !! another rarely heard composer... thought I would download Job??
any comments on Job?

The Job would be great, as would any and all Kapp that you feel you can share, I can only say thank you so so much!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Holger on January 02, 2014, 02:55:15 pm
Thank you very much, Dave, for uploading Villem Kapp's Symphony No. 1! I have been searching for that symphony for a long time, and now here it is. That's great!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: britishcomposer on January 02, 2014, 03:19:51 pm
Many thanks for the bunch of Artur Kapp Uploads, Dave! I am surprised that so many of his symphonic works have been recorded/performed.
I suppose you don't have a recording of the 5th symphony?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Holger on January 02, 2014, 03:40:46 pm
Many thanks for the bunch of Artur Kapp Uploads, Dave! I am surprised that so many of his symphonic works have been recorded/performed.
I suppose you don't have a recording of the 5th symphony?

In case Dave doesn't have it, I can tell you that it can also be purchased online here:
http://muusika24.ee/Muusika/album/Kantaat-s%C3%BCmfoonia-c-moll-Rahus%C3%BCmfoonia (http://muusika24.ee/Muusika/album/Kantaat-s%C3%BCmfoonia-c-moll-Rahus%C3%BCmfoonia)


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 02, 2014, 04:29:50 pm
Thank you very much, Dave, for uploading Villem Kapp's Symphony No. 1! I have been searching for that symphony for a long time, and now here it is. That's great!

I looked that up (Villem Kapp's Sym #1) in Bennet's Melodiya Guide and that clearly is a typo... it appears in the Guide but the reference is for an LP with Sym #2 on it... which I have and it doesn't include Sym #1.... there are other typos and errors in the Guide... this is one of many.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Holger on January 02, 2014, 04:54:34 pm
Thank you very much, Dave, for uploading Villem Kapp's Symphony No. 1! I have been searching for that symphony for a long time, and now here it is. That's great!

I looked that up (Villem Kapp's Sym #1) in Bennet's Melodiya Guide and that clearly is a typo... I appears in the Guide but the reference is for an LP with Sym #2 on it... which I have and it doesn't include Sym #1.... there are other typos and errors in the Guide... this is one of many.

OK, thanks for the information. Of course, I am glad to have that symphony either way, since all three Kapps are clearly composers whose music I find immensely enjoyable. In general, I use these Melodiya (etc.) catalogues - or rather Mike Herman's lists - as a guideline which tells me about what should be somehow available and thus what to look for. However, I am certainly glad about anything else I can get.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: britishcomposer on January 02, 2014, 08:26:51 pm
Many thanks for the bunch of Artur Kapp Uploads, Dave! I am surprised that so many of his symphonic works have been recorded/performed.
I suppose you don't have a recording of the 5th symphony?

In case Dave doesn't have it, I can tell you that it can also be purchased online here:
http://muusika24.ee/Muusika/album/Kantaat-s%C3%BCmfoonia-c-moll-Rahus%C3%BCmfoonia (http://muusika24.ee/Muusika/album/Kantaat-s%C3%BCmfoonia-c-moll-Rahus%C3%BCmfoonia)

Thanks, Holger. I have never bought from this site before but will consider it.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: relm1 on January 03, 2014, 12:39:36 am
Thanks for uploading the Artur Kap "Job" oratorio - I really enjoyed it and will definitely be exploring this composer further.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Latvian on January 03, 2014, 03:28:44 am
Quote
I looked that up (Villem Kapp's Sym #1) in Bennet's Melodiya Guide and that clearly is a typo... it appears in the Guide but the reference is for an LP with Sym #2 on it... which I have and it doesn't include Sym #1.... there are other typos and errors in the Guide... this is one of many.

While Bennet's Guide is a valuable resource with much useful information, it is indeed riddled with mistakes, typos, mis-transliterations of names, etc.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 03, 2014, 05:49:16 pm
Thanks for uploading the Artur Kap "Job" oratorio - I really enjoyed it and will definitely be exploring this composer further.

He wrote some great music... however, other than Sym #4 was released on Melodiya and recently on Chandos, his music is hard to find.    The Sym #4 is a rather short piece compared to the other symphonies.  Enjoy !!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 10, 2014, 02:51:21 am
just posted Eugen Kapp's Sym #2 in the downloads.... I'll get Sym 1 and 3 up with some other goodies...  enjoy !!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: cjvinthechair on January 10, 2014, 04:33:47 pm
Thanks for uploading the Artur Kap "Job" oratorio - I really enjoyed it and will definitely be exploring this composer further.

Yes, my favourite of your excellent uploads so far...just great, thanks !


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 11, 2014, 09:06:48 pm
Just uploaded Eugen Kapp's Sym No 1  Patriotic 1942 Symphony... its a WW2 symphony written in that short time period before the Russians re invaded Estonia.....
and a another great book to read is a book called "Estonia and the Estonians" by Toivo Raun   lots of history of this country.

http://www.amazon.com/Estonia-Estonians-Edition-Institution-Publication/dp/0817928529/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389476763&sr=8-1&keywords=%22Estonia+and+the+Estonians%22+by+Toivo+Raun


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 12, 2014, 02:59:35 am
Thanks for uploading the Artur Kap "Job" oratorio - I really enjoyed it and will definitely be exploring this composer further.

Yes, my favourite of your excellent uploads so far...just great, thanks !

Thanks  .. it is a lost work that I usually listen to every Christmas !!....   Tobia's Jonah is another good one...currently on BIS records.. text taken from the story in the old testament of the Bible.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Dundonnell on January 14, 2014, 02:36:49 am
I know that Kaljo Raid emigrated from Estonia to the USA and then Canada. Are there any recordings of his Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 in existence ???


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 14, 2014, 02:50:02 am
I'm not aware of any at the moment... did you check with CBC? 


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Jolly Roger on January 14, 2014, 07:44:31 am
I'm not aware of any at the moment... did you check with CBC? 
i did and that is a negative


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 14, 2014, 03:17:30 pm
Just posted some music of Tobias... his Piano Concerto and the Ballad for Soprano and Orchestra.    These were recordings by Estonia Radio I purchased about 8 years ago (before Musika24 had them).   Some of them were released by Melodiya, some not.   I think the Kapp works are the most interesting. 
I have Tobias's piano music on Melodiya, but I need to check, because some of it is appearing now on the Antes lable as new recordings (even tho' recorded in the 1980s).     A fairly new label called  "Estonia Recording Productions" or "ERP" which is a EMIC venture, is now distributed by Naxos.. so they and the Antes label can now be found on Amazon.com  or Amazon.uk.   


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Wiktorio30Poland on January 14, 2014, 11:46:29 pm
Great job Mr. dhibbard , thank You very much for such interesting estonian music.



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 15, 2014, 12:16:13 am
You are welcome !!  btw my wife is Polish !!     


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 15, 2014, 04:50:53 pm
Here is the link to ERP:   (Estonia Record Productions)

http://www.erpmusic.com/


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 20, 2014, 05:10:46 am
Re:  Tamberg... there are a couple of new CDs worthly of acquiring if you are a fan of Tamberg

BIS  CD 1677  Tamberg: Joanna Tentata ballet suite with Symphonic Dances

and

Vanemuise Sumfooniaorkester  Tamberg Violin Concerto Op 64 and Ballet-Symphony Op 10
this CD may be hard to find as it was financed by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia..released 2010

http://www.balticshop.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?item=31268&cat=0533&title=Estonian_Classical_Music


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Black on January 23, 2014, 10:00:32 am
Mr. Hibbard, could you please provide a link to the Symphony by Villem Reimann?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 23, 2014, 03:24:19 pm
sorry... I will upload this symphony within the next 24 hours.. technical issues.  Thanks for your interest.

Interesting that a large amount of the Soviet era Estonian Symphonic music has been either re-recorded or the old tapes have been reremastered and are available now on CD.  (Chandos, Antes, ERP, etc)


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 25, 2014, 07:27:28 pm
the Reimann Symphony No 1 link is posted on the Estonian Downloads section.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 25, 2014, 08:57:54 pm
I find Els Aarne's sym #2 hard to listen to.... the ending is similar to the Beatles A Day in a Life..... give it a try..


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: cjvinthechair on January 28, 2014, 09:46:00 am
the Reimann Symphony No 1 link is posted on the Estonian Downloads section.

Reimann very much a novelty for me; much appreciated, as all your excellent uploads !


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 28, 2014, 12:57:10 pm
the Reimann Symphony No 1 link is posted on the Estonian Downloads section.

Reimann very much a novelty for me; much appreciated, as all your excellent uploads !

Clive.. yes his works are interesting.... somewhat Glazunovian in a way....


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Holger on April 21, 2014, 10:28:18 am
Many thanks to Christopher (and Mike Hopf) for sharing Evald Aav's Symphony in D Minor!

There is a little story behind which makes me even more glad to get this recording. I had long been aware there seemed to be a recording of this symphony circulating among rarity collectors, and I had hoped to get a copy myself when two or three years ago, I finally got a recording of what was supposed to be the Evald Aav symphony, though the first three movements only. I listened to the piece and was somehow irritated because it didn't correspond to what I had actually expected, but then I just put it aside. A bit later, I came back to the recording and after analyzing things more in detail and thinking a little about it, I came to the conclusion that the piece I had could never be Evald Aav's symphony in fact because it was significantly too modern. (My guess is that it could be an Estonian symphony after all but rather from the 1960s - but I couldn't identify it so far.) From that point on, I was actually quite in doubt whether a recording of this symphony really existed or whether it was all nothing but a misunderstanding.

And now here is your upload! I have of course already tracked it down and listened to it and there can be no doubt that the piece you shared is Aav's symphony indeed! Great to get it after all!

Maybe a few comments on the music itself. What I was expecting (with Aav's Tone Poem "Life" in mind) was something national romantic. Indeed, I would say this symphony is built up on such a basis, but it also goes somewhat further. There is a certain rough, maybe even archaic and also nordic (Scandinavian music comes to my mind) tone in this piece which makes it a very pleasant listen. For sure, there are folk music influences, but they are incorporated in a tougher way than I would have expected: many parallel (and also bare) fifths, some ostinati, heavy brass climaxes and so on. The finale is surprisingly dark and makes the whole symphony's overall mood notably somber in a way. At the same time, I must admit the finale is the movement which convinced me least at first listen, but in any case, this is quite an interesting symphony which deserves to be heard and played. It's a pity it's such a rarity!

By the way, regarding the Aarne piano concerto (which I had in my collection myself), my info is that this is the first movement only, though alas, there is no strong evidence since the Estonian MIC doesn't give much information on this work.

Anyway, thanks again for your uploads.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: ttle on April 21, 2014, 01:18:11 pm
Yes, many thanks for this work which I have been searching for more than 20 years!

I had hoped to get a copy myself when two or three years ago, I finally got a recording of what was supposed to be the Evald Aav symphony, though the first three movements only. I listened to the piece and was somehow irritated because it didn't correspond to what I had actually expected, but then I just put it aside. A bit later, I came back to the recording and after analyzing things more in detail and thinking a little about it, I came to the conclusion that the piece I had could never be Evald Aav's symphony in fact because it was significantly too modern. (My guess is that it could be an Estonian symphony after all but rather from the 1960s - but I couldn't identify it so far.)

Wasn't it one of Els Aarne's symphonies? (Same initials :) )


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Holger on April 21, 2014, 01:24:12 pm
Yes, many thanks for this work which I have been searching for more than 20 years!

I had hoped to get a copy myself when two or three years ago, I finally got a recording of what was supposed to be the Evald Aav symphony, though the first three movements only. I listened to the piece and was somehow irritated because it didn't correspond to what I had actually expected, but then I just put it aside. A bit later, I came back to the recording and after analyzing things more in detail and thinking a little about it, I came to the conclusion that the piece I had could never be Evald Aav's symphony in fact because it was significantly too modern. (My guess is that it could be an Estonian symphony after all but rather from the 1960s - but I couldn't identify it so far.)

Wasn't it one of Els Aarne's symphonies? (Same initials :) )

No, I know both of them and these are different pieces. In fact, I have quite a bunch of Estonian symphonies and checked them all but the work in question is not among them. However, who knows, maybe chance will help also in this case one day...


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: ttle on April 22, 2014, 11:11:10 am
Yes, many thanks for this work which I have been searching for more than 20 years!

I had hoped to get a copy myself when two or three years ago, I finally got a recording of what was supposed to be the Evald Aav symphony, though the first three movements only. I listened to the piece and was somehow irritated because it didn't correspond to what I had actually expected, but then I just put it aside. A bit later, I came back to the recording and after analyzing things more in detail and thinking a little about it, I came to the conclusion that the piece I had could never be Evald Aav's symphony in fact because it was significantly too modern. (My guess is that it could be an Estonian symphony after all but rather from the 1960s - but I couldn't identify it so far.)

Have you tried asking Vardo Rumessen? He might be able to identify it (if it is indeed Estonian, that is!).
Wasn't it one of Els Aarne's symphonies? (Same initials :) )

No, I know both of them and these are different pieces. In fact, I have quite a bunch of Estonian symphonies and checked them all but the work in question is not among them. However, who knows, maybe chance will help also in this case one day...


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on April 22, 2014, 05:30:04 pm
In fact, I have quite a bunch of Estonian symphonies and checked them all ...

Holger - what is in this bunch of Estonian symphonies?  We are curious!!)))


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Holger on April 22, 2014, 09:11:13 pm
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Have you tried asking Vardo Rumessen? He might be able to identify it (if it is indeed Estonian, that is!).
I didn't even have the idea to ask him, but if you think he might be able to help it will certainly be worth a try. I see he seems to have an e-mail address on his personal homepage so I will write him a mail in the next days. In fact, I have also asked myself whether the symphony is question is from Estonia after all but I would say it is at least possible in the sense that I have no problems with thinking of the work as an Estonian symphony. For instance, in the third movement there are some folklore allusions which seem to fit well into the Estonian context in my view. In general, the symphony shows Shostakovich's influence (especially in terms of rhythms) within a musical language which is somehow at the borderline between free tonality and atonality.

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Holger - what is in this bunch of Estonian symphonies?  We are curious!!)))
This is quite a mixture but a good deal comes from the Estonian mp3 site which I referred to quite some times in the past (muusika24 - quite a good resource), though I also have some which come from other sources like LPs and I will check whether there is something uploadable among them. If you are searching for something particular just write me a line!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on April 23, 2014, 04:15:03 am
Quote
Have you tried asking Vardo Rumessen? He might be able to identify it (if it is indeed Estonian, that is!).
I do correspond with Vardo btw... a great source.  He does have a gmail account.

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Holger - what is in this bunch of Estonian symphonies?  We are curious!!)))
This is quite a mixture but a good deal comes from the Estonian mp3 site which I referred to quite some times in the past (muusika24 - quite a good resource), though I also have some which come from other sources like LPs and I will check whether there is something uploadable among them. If you are searching for something particular just write me a line!

Just wondered what this was also??  Back in Tallinn.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: ttle on April 25, 2014, 09:24:47 am
Hmmm, I was hoping that Heimar Ilves's symphonies would surface on muusika24. They have string quartets, Eesti Raadio has one movement of Ilves's second symphony on their website, but the legendary recordings which the late Roman Matsov has kept in precarious surroundings have not been published from what I know.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on April 25, 2014, 06:48:14 pm
I will inquire at ER about him.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on April 27, 2014, 09:55:55 am
I have his Sympphony No 2 with ERSO Matsov conducting...


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on April 27, 2014, 09:59:08 am
It is on a 2 CD set called Estonian Orchestral Music 1896-2004  published by EMIK 2005.   Since its a current release on CD, would be a copyright violation.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on April 27, 2014, 11:43:59 pm
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Symphonic Poem
Prelude-Pastoral
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on April 28, 2014, 04:04:10 am
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Symphonic Poem
Prelude-Pastoral
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting

Alba may release this... don't know for sure.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Elroel on May 12, 2014, 03:16:20 pm
Thank you, Dhibbard for this info. The double-cd must be still available. Any idea for a svae selling address?



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Elroel on May 12, 2014, 03:40:23 pm
What on Earth is a svae address, you must wonder. It must be save.
This was a result af a game between brain and fingers. These old fingers lost the game.
Sorry



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: ttle on June 01, 2014, 06:00:38 pm
It is on a 2 CD set called Estonian Orchestral Music 1896-2004  published by EMIK 2005.   Since its a current release on CD, would be a copyright violation.

Sorry, I had not checked this page for some time  :-[
I thought that the CD set only included one movement from Ilves's 2nd Symphony. And if it also features Lemba's 2nd, I definitely need to buy it!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on June 01, 2014, 06:24:06 pm
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba: Orchestra Works Vol 1 and Vol 2

Overture Fantasy No 3
Symphonic Poem
Prelude-Pastoral
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on June 04, 2015, 05:50:48 pm
I've just uploaded the wonderful Last Confession of Job by Artur Kapp (1878-1952), from his oratorio "Job" (or "Hiiob" in Estonian). While the whole oratorio is for chorus, soloists and orchestra, this 6 minute section in the middle was written for violin and organ.  However, the version I have uploaded here is for violin and orchestra.  I don't know if the arrangement is by Kapp or someone else.

It is one of the most wonderful late-romantic little gems that I have come across in years, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I (repeatedly) do!

There is a recording of the whole oratorio available, and very good it is too. Neeme Järvi conducts the Estonian State Symphony Orchestra.  Recorded 1997.  See for example http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kapp-Job-Neeme-Jarvi/dp/B00003G9T4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433436302&sr=8-1&keywords=kapp+job (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kapp-Job-Neeme-Jarvi/dp/B00003G9T4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433436302&sr=8-1&keywords=kapp+job) 

It's also on youtube in its entirety if you can find it....


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: fr8nks on June 08, 2015, 01:25:28 pm
Christopher, There is no link for the download in Estonian music.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on June 10, 2015, 11:10:40 am
Christopher, There is no link for the download in Estonian music.


Well I'm glad someone noticed that I removed the link!  One thing I will say in favour of UC - when music is posted there, it generates discussion.  Hint, people...


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on June 10, 2015, 05:30:06 pm
This is usually rebroadcasted every year during the Christmas season on ERR radio. 


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: ttle on July 19, 2015, 04:44:18 pm
Here are the detailed contents of the EMIK 2-CD set mentioned by dhibbard:
http://erb.nlib.ee/?kid=21152901
Ilves's 2nd symphony being in two parts, and the second part being available elsewhere, it would thus be complete. On the other hand, we still need a recording of Lemba's 2nd...


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: calyptorhynchus on October 25, 2015, 10:01:03 pm
Thanks to Dundonnell for the wonderful symphonies of Heino Eller. Just one question, at the end of 3rd symphony in the Kaluste radio recording they play an encore, a five minute piece for strings. Sounds as though it's another Eller piece, does anyone know what the name of it is?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on October 26, 2015, 01:49:32 am
Here are the detailed contents of the EMIK 2-CD set mentioned by dhibbard:
http://erb.nlib.ee/?kid=21152901
Ilves's 2nd symphony being in two parts, and the second part being available elsewhere, it would thus be complete. On the other hand, we still need a recording of Lemba's 2nd...


Has it actually been recorded?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: madis on October 26, 2015, 01:50:41 am
Just one question, at the end of 3rd symphony in the Kaluste radio recording they play an encore, a five minute piece for strings. Sounds as though it's another Eller piece, does anyone know what the name of it is?

"Kodumaine viis"/"Homeland Tune" from Five Pieces for String Orchestra (1953).


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on October 31, 2015, 10:29:41 pm
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting

Alba may release this... don't know for sure.

apparently, this will be released by ERP instead of Alba in summer 2016.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on November 09, 2015, 09:09:25 am
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting

Alba may release this... don't know for sure.

apparently, this will be released by ERP instead of Alba in summer 2016.


I wrote to ERP to ask about this, and their Artistic Director, Peeter Vähi, kindly wrote back to me saying "Many thanks for your interest in Estonian music and Lemba. Unfortunately, we don't have any plans regarding recording nor releasing Lemba's CD"...


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 09, 2015, 05:52:14 pm
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting

Alba may release this... don't know for sure.

apparently, this will be released by ERP instead of Alba in summer 2016.


I wrote to ERP to ask about this, and their Artistic Director, Peeter Vähi, kindly wrote back to me saying "Many thanks for your interest in Estonian music and Lemba. Unfortunately, we don't have any plans regarding recording nor releasing Lemba's CD"...


Thanks Christopher for checking that.   That's news to me.  Mr. Vähi would know that its not in the pipeline.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on November 11, 2015, 11:10:50 pm
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting

Alba may release this... don't know for sure.

apparently, this will be released by ERP instead of Alba in summer 2016.


I wrote to ERP to ask about this, and their Artistic Director, Peeter Vähi, kindly wrote back to me saying "Many thanks for your interest in Estonian music and Lemba. Unfortunately, we don't have any plans regarding recording nor releasing Lemba's CD"...


Thanks Christopher for checking that.   That's news to me.  Mr. Vähi would know that its not in the pipeline.


Is it still with Alba do you think?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 12, 2015, 04:39:13 am
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting

Alba may release this... don't know for sure.

apparently, this will be released by ERP instead of Alba in summer 2016.


I wrote to ERP to ask about this, and their Artistic Director, Peeter Vähi, kindly wrote back to me saying "Many thanks for your interest in Estonian music and Lemba. Unfortunately, we don't have any plans regarding recording nor releasing Lemba's CD"...


Thanks Christopher for checking that.   That's news to me.  Mr. Vähi would know that its not in the pipeline.


Is it still with Alba do you think?

I'll check when I get back to Tallinn in Feb. Either Alba or perhaps Eesti Raadio release.  They are running a separate CD label series.
I do know they opened the archive tapes and the following have been released:

Artur Lemba
1) Cantata "Narva"
2) Symphonic Poem
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra /Matsov
 
Artur Lemba
1) Piano concert nr 4 (piano A. Lemba, ERSO)
2) Pastoraal (ERSO)
3) Fantasy on Estonian folk tunes - piano A. Lemba (ERSO/Matsov ??)




Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Toby Esterhase on November 12, 2015, 05:04:46 pm
Dear Dhibbard
Please could you explain?Has been released (two Lemba's disc)?Or these will be released soon?
Best


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 15, 2015, 09:59:22 pm
Dear Dhibbard
Please could you explain?Has been released (two Lemba's disc)?Or these will be released soon?
Best

Toby, yes it has been released.


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 15, 2015, 10:11:38 pm
The following have been released from Eesti Raadio. They are 10EU per CD:


ERCD CDR 1
1) Jaan Rääts - Piano Quintet - Vladimir Alumäe, Endel Lippus, Herbert Laan, August Karjus, Heljo Sepp, Ivo Juul, Jaan Kerem
2) Eugen Kapp - Piano trio - Olav Roots, Rudolf Palm, August Karjus
3) Lars-Erik Larsson - Quartet op 31 - Vladimir Alumäe, Endel Lippus, Herbert Laan, August Karjus

ERCD CDR 2
Artur Lemba
1) Cantata "Narva"
2) Symphonic Poem
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

ERCD CDR 3
Mihkel Lüdig
1) Andante Cantabile and Scherzo
2) Jaaniöö for Symphony Orchestra
ERSO, Neeme Järvi

ERCD CDR 4
Artur Kapp
1) Symphonic cantata "Rahu" ("Piece")
2) Suite nr 1 of Estonian Folk Tunes (cond. Paul Karp)
3) Suite nr 2 (Estonian Radio Symphony orchestra, Vallo Järvi)

ERCD CDR 5
Artur Kapp
1) Cantata "Kreutzwaldi mälestuseks" (In the memory of Kreutzwald) Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Eduard Tamm
2) Overture "Tule koju" (Come home) - Philharmonic Wind Orchestra
Adolf Vedro
3) 3rd part from Piano Concerto

CDR 6
Cyrillus Kreek
1) Setu Symphony (in four parts, ca 22 min)
2) Kromaatiline süit Peeter Süda orelipaladest (Cromatic Suite from the organ pieces by Peeter Süda) (ca 21 min)
Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond Roman Matsov

CDR 7
Villem Reimann
1) Chamber Concert for violin and orchestra (Estonian Radio Symphony orchestra, Eri Klas)
Heino Jürisalu
2) Epic cantata "Kalevi tulek" - ERSO, Kirill Raudsepp
Veljo Tormis
3) Overture no 1 (ERSO, Sergei Prohhorov)

CDR 8
Heino Eller
1) Lyrical piece for Bassoon and Orchestra no 1(ERSO, Normunds Snee)
2) Lyrical piece for Bassoon and Orchestra no 1(ERSO, Herman Talmre)
3) Episode from the revolution time (ERSO, Roman Matsov)

CDR 9
Artur Lemba
1) Piano concert nr 4 (piano A. Lemba, ERSO)
2) Pastoraal (ERSO)
3) Fantasy on Estonian folk tunes - piano A. Lemba

CDR 10
Artur Lemba
1) Suite for Piano duo (A. Lemba, E. Avesson)
2) Sonatine for piano and violin (I. Rannap, V. Vahi)
3) Piano sonata no 1 (Eugen Kelder, rec 1964)
4) 3 pieces for children (A. Lemba)

CDR 11
Veljo Tormis
1) Suite for piano and violin (Vladimir Alumäe, Laine Mets)
Cyrillus Kreek
2) 4 pieces for Symphony orchestra (ERSO, Roman Matsov)
Sergei Prohhorov
3) Sonatine (piano - Heljo Sepp)
4) Scherzo (piano - Valdur Roots, violin - Virve Radamus)

CDR 12
piano - Heljo Sepp
Kaljo Raid
1) 5 piano pieces
Udo Kasemets
2) 2 piano pieces
Heino Lemmik
3) 10 piano pieces

CDR 13
Hugo Lepnurm
1) Piano Concerto (Estonian Radio Symphony orchestra, Lilian Semper)
2) Cantata "Jüriöö tuled" (ERSO, Roman Matsov)
3) Variations for violin and organ (Vladimir Alumäe - violin, H. Lepnurm - organ)

CDR 14
Hugo Lepnurm
1) Suite for Strings (Estonian Radio Symphony orchestra, Neeme Järvi)
2) Ballaad (piano - Lilian Semper)
3) Trio for violin, cello and piano (A, Varik, A. Karjus, A. Klas)

CDR 15
Jaan Koha
1) Overture (Estonian Radio Symphony orchestra, S. Prohhorov)
2) Sümfooniline muistend (1956) (Estonian Radio Symphony orchestra, S. Prohhorov)
3) Sonatine nr 6 (Heljo Sepp)

CDR 16
Jaan Koha
1) Five preludes for orchestra (ca 15 min) (Estonian Radio Symphony orchestra, S. Prohhorov)
2) Quintet for winds
3) Rondo (H. Sepp)
4) Five pieces for piano (H. Sepp)

CDR 17
Evald Brauer
1) Symphonic poem "Mahtra" (ca 20 min) - (Estonian Radio Symphony orchestra, S. Prohhorov)
2) Suite "Ristikoerad" (ca 25 min) (ERSO, cond. Paul Karp)

CDR 18
Veljo Tormis
1) Little Symphony (ERSO, cond. Veljo Tormis, rec. 1961, ca 20 min)
Alfred Karindi
2) Trio for violin, clarinet and piano (R. Palm, J. Kaljaspoolik, H. Sepp, rec 1956)
Ester Mägi
3) String quartet no 1 (E. Lippus, H. Aasa, H. Laan, T. Tummeleht)
4) 6 estonian folk tunes for violin and piano (U, Vulp, L. Randma, rec 1978)
5) Jutustus for two pianos (A. Klas, Bruno Lukk, rec. 1958)

CDR 19
Valdeko Viru
1) Symphonic picture "Tormikotkas" (ERSO, Roman Matsov) 11 min
Lepo Sumera
2) Ja nii edasi tagasi (Lepo Sumera) 25 min
Evald Brauer
3) Overture-Rhapsody (ERSO, S. Prohhorov) 11 min

CDR 20
Mati Kuulberg
1) Sonata for 2 pianos (Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske) ca 15 min
2) Concert-Appasionata for Cello and String Quartet (Toomas Velmet, Lemmo Erendi, Jossif Šagal, Ants Toomingas, Ivo Juul) ca 14 min
3) Prelude (ERSO) 4 min


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 15, 2015, 10:12:30 pm
CDR 21
Mati Kuulberg
1) Symphony (ERSO, R. Matsov) 20 min
2) Violin Concerto (Moissei Alperten, ERSO, Neeme Järvi) 17 min
Raimo Kangro
3) Children trio op 2
Eduard Tubin
4) Kanneldaja (Lemmo Erendi, Valdur Roots)

CDR 22
Gunnar Pedraudse
1) Organ Concert (Hugo Lepnurm, ERSO, R. Matsov, 1961) 10 min
2) Suite "Noortele" (ERSO, N. Järvi, 1964) 19 min
3) Clarinet Sonatine
Mati Kuulberg
4) String Quartet (rec. 1969)
5) Concertino for Tuba and Orchestra (ERSO, tuba - Riho Mägi, Neeme Järvi) 9 min

CDR 23
Helmut Rosenvald
1) Quintet for piano and Strings (T. Taskneem, S. Saulus, R. Kriit, E. Saanpere, U. Uustalu, rec. 1962)
2) Quintet for Winds (S. Saulus, R. Kriit, E. Saanpere, U. Uustalu, rec. 1962)
3) Four preludes for piano (Bruno Lukk, 1959)
4) Five Preludes for piano (Ada Kuuseoks)
5) Violin sonata (M. Ramm, piano - M. Joulma)
Helmut Rosenvald (piano E. Avesson, violin H. Laan), 1961
6) Andante
7) Scherzino
8) Violin Sonata nr 2

CDR 24
Eino Tamberg
1) Music for film White Ship (instrumental ensemble) 13 min
2) Improviation, toccata and postlude op 63 (violin Lemmo Erendi, piano Helju Tauk, recorded 16.05.1987) ca 5 min
3) Rondo for violin and piano op 14 (Lemmo Erendi, Valdur Roots, 1974) ca 5 min
4) Prelude and metamorphosis for violin, horn and piano (Ines Rannap, Uve Uustalu, Helju Tauk) ca 4 min
5) Piano pieces and etudes op 34 (Vaike Vahi, 1970) 18 min

CDR 25
Mati Kuulberg
1) Chamber symphony (ERSO, R. Matsov) 1976 (ca 16 min)
2) 5 estonian tunes for clarinet, viola and contrabass (Rein Karin, Mari Väljaots, Kaupo Olt) 7 min
3) Six miniatures (R. Heiste, J. Meresoo, M. Kuulberg, P. Paemurru) 11 min
4) 7 preludes for two violins (Lemmo Erendi, Mati Kärmas) 6 min
5) Musical moment "Ecstasy"
6) Fantasy for violin and piano (violin - Mati Kuulberg, piano - Helju Tauk)

CDR 26
Anti Marguste
1) Concertino for piano and orchestra (piano Helju Tauk, ERSO, R. Matsov) 9 min
2) Symphony nr 3 (ERSO, Organ - Rolf Uusväli, Olev Oja) 13 min
3) Variations for String Orchestra (Estonian Radio String Orchestra, R. Matsov) 17 min
4) Symphony nr 4 (ERSO, Eri Klas) 24 min
5) EFisGA mutations for string orchestra (ERSO, Eri Klas) 4 min

CDR 27
Anti Marguste
1) Symphony nr 5 (ERSO, R. Matsov) 15 min
2) Mitme pilli lood (Chamber Orchestra, Eri Klas) 4 min
3) Wedding Tones (ERSO, Eri Klas) 9 min
Heino Eller
4) String Quartet no 5 (Vladimir Alumäe, Endel Lippus, Herbert Laan) 14 min
5) Evening Song (Vladimir Alumäe, Hugo Lepnurm) 3 min

CDR 28
Eduard Tubin
1) Concertino for piano and orchestra (ERSO, Neeme Järvi, piano A. Kuuseoks)
2) Piano Sextet (V. Rumessen, M. Kärmas, P. Purga, T. Tummeleht)
3) Capriccio (violin Ivi Tivik, piano - unknown pianist, recording from early 50s)
Lembit Veevo
4) Eleegia (ERSO, R. Matsov)
5) Variations (piano - Hilja Soone)
6) Three Contrasts (piano - Hilja Soone)

CDR 29
Jaan Rääts
1) Concertino for piano and String Orchestra (piano Arbo Valdma, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Neeme Järvi) 9 min, rec. 04.05.1971
2) Concert for Cello and Chamber Orchestra op 27 (Estonian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Cello - Jaak Ruben, cond. Neeme Järvi) 12 min, rec. 16.03.1966
3) Ode to first Cosmonaut (ERSO, Neeme Järvi) rec. 1962, 9 min
Raimond Lätte
4) Symphonic picture "Noorus" (ERSO, Neeme Järvi, rec. 1965) 9 min

CDR 30
Adolf Vedro
1) Lüüriline pala (piano - Hilja Soone)
2) Runo I (piano - Hilja Soone)
Enn Vetemaa
3) Variations for piano (piano - R. Härm)
Helmut Rosenvald
4) Sümfoonia nr 6 (Estonian Radio and Television orchestra, cond. Leho Muldre)

CDR 32
Jaan Rääts
1) Sring Quartet no 2 op 7 (Vladimir Alumäe, Endel Lippus, Herbert Laan) ca 10 min
Villem Reimann
2) Sonatiin nr 3 f-duur (Heljo Sepp, piano) ca 10 min
Villem Reimann piano pieces (piano - Hilja Soone)
3) Pidu hakkab
4) Sarvelugu
6) Labajalg
7) Vana viis
8) Kaanon
9) Unistus 10) Meeste tants
10) Kurb laul
11) Kaanon

CDR 33
Villem Reimann
1) Hällilaul (cello - August Karjus, piano Elsa Avesson) ca 5 min
2) Little prelude (piano - Hilja Soone)
3) Little Sonatine (piano - Hilja Soone)
Artur Kapp
4) Keelpillikvintett cis-moll (rec. 28.03.1978) (Vladimir Alumäe, Endel Lippus, Ivo Juul, Jaan Kerem) ca 30 min

CDR 34
Jaan Rääts
1) Quartet (Vladimir Alumäe, Endel Lippus, Herbert Laan, August Karjus), rec 1959
Eduard Tubin
2) Toccata (Eesti Ringhäälingu orkester, Olav Roots, 1939)
3) Ristpulkade tants (Eesti Ringhäälingu orkester, Olav Roots, 1939)
4) Ristpulkade tants (Estonian Radio and Television orchestra, S. Prohhorov) rec. 1956
5) Eduard Tubin - Toccata (ERSO, Peeter Lilje, 12.05.1990)
6) Eduard Tubin - Toccata (ERSO, Paul Mägi, 20.03.1986)

CDR 35
Eduard Tubin
1) Symphony nr 5 (ERSO, Neeme Järvi) rec. 29.12.1960, 32 min
2) Symphony nr 10 (ERSO, Neeme Järvi) rec. 01.10.1979 (premiere recording, Estonian concert hall) 27 min

CDR 36
Kuldar Sink
1) Kolm pala keelpilliorkestrile (String orchestra)
2) Chamber Symphony nr 5 (ERSO, Neeme Järvi)
3) Kolm monotemaatilist etüüdi (piano - Kuldar Sink)

CDR 37
Kuldar Sink
1) Octet (Samuel Saulus, Heldur Värv, Roland Kriit, Sal-Saller, Uve Uustalu, Mati Kärmas, Toomas Velmet, Mart Lille)
Rein Laul
2) Variatsioonid kammerorkestrile (Tallnn Chamber orchestra, Eri Klas)

CDR 38
Kuldar Sink
1) Symphony nr. 2 Estonian Radio Chamber orchestra, cond. K. Sink)

CDR 39
Kuldar SInk
1) Kammersümfoonia nr. 1 (ERSO, Neeme Järvi)
2) Contrasts for chamber orchestra and piano (Estonian Radio Chamber orchestra, piano Arbo Valdma)

CDR 40
Hillar Kareva
1) Sonata-fantasy for two solo violins (Andres Laan, Tõnu Reimann)
2) Sekstett "Autogramm" for 4 violin and two violas (Mati Kärmas, Mart Traksmann, Andres Laan, Tõnu Reimann, Andrus Järvi, Arvo Haasma)


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 15, 2015, 10:13:28 pm
CDR 41
Ester Mägi
1) Serenade for violin and symphony orchestra (ERSO, Endel Lippus, cond. R. Matsov)
2) Quartet "Eleegiad" (Endel Lippus, Mati Kärmas, Paul Purga, Toomas Tummeleht)
3) Klaverisonaat (piano - Laine Mets)

CDR 42
1) Sonata for clarinet and piano (Hannes Altrov, clarinet, Vilma Mallene, piano)
2) 8 pieces for violin (Mari Tampere, violin)
3) Partiita "Vanalinn" (Bruno Lukk - piano, Camerata Tallinn)

CDR 42
Hillar Kareva
1) Violin Concerto (ERSO, violin - Herbert Laan) ca 12 min, rec 1963
2) Ballade for orchestra (ERSO, Roman Matsov) ca 6 min, rec 1957
Jüri Tamverk
3) Sonata nr 1 for violin and piano (J. Tamverk - violin, Tõnu Reimann - piano), 14 min
Alfred Karindi
4) Poeem (J. Tamverk, Tõnu Reimann) 7 min
5) Hällilaul (J. Tamverk - violin, Tõnu Reimann - piano) 5 min
Heino Eller
6) Andante (J. Tamverk - violin, Tõnu Reimann - piano) 4 min
7) Allegro (J. Tamverk - violin, Tõnu Reimann - piano) 4 min

CDR 43
Anti Marguste
1) Nelja käo lugu (Heljo Sepp - piano, Helju Tauk - piano) rec 1970
2) Mini-concerto for two pianos (Heljo Sepp - piano, Helju Tauk - piano) rec 1970
Heino Eller
3) Sonata for violin and piano (Heljo Sepp - piano, Vladimir Alumäe, violin) rec 1957
Eugen Kapp
4) Trio e-moll (August Karjus - cello, H. Laan - viola, E. Borsova) 23 min, rec. 1956

CDR 44
Eugen Kapp - preludes for piano I (Heljo Sepp), rec 1966
1) Prelude nr 1
2) Prelude nr 2
3) Prelude nr 3
4) Prelude nr 4
5) Prelude nr 5
6) Prelude nr 6
7) Prelude nr 7
8) Prelude nr 8
9) Prelude nr 9
10) Prelude nr 10
11) Prelude nr 11
12) Prelude nr 12

CDR 45
Eugen Kapp
1) Overture-paraphrase for Estonian Themes for orchestra 9 min, rec 1960
Preludes for piano II (piano Vaike Vahi, rec 1966)
2) Prelude nr 13
3) Prelude nr 14
4) Prelude nr 15
5) Prelude nr 16
6) Prelude nr 17
7) Prelude nr 18
8) Prelude nr 19
9) Prelude nr 20
10) Prelude nr 21
11) Prelude nr 22
12) Prelude nr 23
13) Prelude nr 24

CDR 46
Jaan Rääts
24 preludes for piano
1) Preludes 1-6 (piano - Mati Reimann)
2) Preludes 13-18 (piano - Bruno Lukk) (extremely rare recording!!!)
3) Preludes 19-24 (piano - Mart Lille)

CDR 47
Artur Kapp
1) Suite nr 2 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, V. Järvi) 18 min, rec. 1956
Harri Otsa
2) Capriccio (Matti Reimann, Tõnu Reimann) 4 min
3) Serenade for violin and piano (Matti Reimann, Tõnu Reimann) 7 min
Ester Mägi
4) Valss möödunust (Matti Reimann, Tõnu Reimann) 4 min

CDR 48
Eugen Kapp
1) Sonata for violin and piano (I and II part V. Radamus, M. Neverovskaja; III part Bruno Lukk and Vladimir Alumäe) 21 min, rec. 1958
Jaan Rääts
2) Symphony nr 6 (ERSO, Neeme Järvi) 14 min, rec 1985
3) Symphony nr 8 (ERSO, Peeter Lilje) 15 min

CDR 49
Jaan Rääts
1) Festive Poem (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eri Klas) 9 min, rec 1975
2) Piano Quintet nr 1 op 1, 8 min, rec 1959
Evald Aav
3) Symphony d-moll (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra) 34 min, rec. 1957

CDR 50
Jaan Rääts
1) Violin Concerto nr 2 (RAT Estonia Symphony Orchestra, Mari Tampere, Eri Klas) 15 min, rec. 1979
2) Piano Trio nr 2 op 17 (1962) (A. Valdma, M. Kärmas, T. Velmet) 12 min, rec. 1963
3) Variations for piano (Lilian Semper) 5 min, rec. 1963
4) Sonata nr 1 for piano (Bruno Lukk) rec 5 min 1969

CDR 51
Jaan Rääts
1) Sonata nr 4 (Arbo Valdma) 8 min, rec 1971
2) Sonata nr 8 (Kalle Randalu) 18 min, rec 1971
3) Koolikantaat (extremely rare) (ERSO, Rein Rannap, Eri Klas) 12 min

CDR 52
Jaan Rääts
1) Symphony nr 1 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov) 17 min, rec 1964)
2) Symphony nr 2 (ERSO, Paul Mägi) 17 min, rec 1985
Anti Marguste
3) Puupillilood (Rein Saue, Hanner Altrov) 13 min, rec. 1970

CDR 53
Anti Marguste
1) Symphony nr 5 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov), 15 min, 1970
2) Symphony nr 2 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov) 19 min, rec 18.12.1964
3) Koolimuusika (Estonian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Eri Klas) 5 min rec. 30.04.1969

CDR 54
Els Aarne
1) Symphony nr 2 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi) 21 min, rec. 1967
Anti Marguste
2) Four preludes (piano - Valdur Roots, 1969)
3) Quartet for Winds (Vest, Talmre, Milkop, Sikk) rec 1969

CDR 55
Eduard Oja
1) Symphony (ERSO, Vallo Järvi) 35 min, rec 1984
2) Vaikivad meeleolud (piano - Vaike Oja) 7 min, rec 1979

CDR 56
Eduard Oja
1) Ilupoeem (ERSO, Kirill Raudsepp) 10 min, rec. 1981
2) Mere laul (Song of sea for orchestra) (ERSO, Peeter Lilje) 11 min, 1985
3) Suite in old style (ERSO, Neeme Järvi, 12 min, rec. unknown

CDR 57
Jaan Koha
1) Suite from the Ballet "Department Store" 40 min (ERSO, Neeme Järvi)

CDR 58
Heino Jürisalu
1) Suite from the Ballet "Tänav" (full) (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi)

CDR 59
Eugen Kapp
1) Tallinna pildid (piano - Heljo Sepp) never released piano versions

CDR 60
Anatoli Garšnek
1) Symphony nr 2 ((Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov) 23 min, rec 1963
2) Sonatine for for flute and piano (E. Avesson, A. Sepp) rec. 1958


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 15, 2015, 10:14:07 pm
CDR 61
Harri Otsa
1) Suite from the tragedy "Antonius and Cleopatra" (ERSO, R. Matsov) 31 min, rec. 1956
2) Piano Concerto (ERSO, Matti Reimann, Peeter Lilje) 25 min, rec. 1980

CDR 62
Jaan Rääts
1) Piano Concerto ((Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, piano - Arbo Valdma) 14 min rec. 1969
2) Sonata no 2 (piano - Bruno Lukk) 6 min, rec 1969
Arvo Pärt
3) Sonatine nr 2 (Valdur Roots) 5 min rec 1959

CDR 63
Arvo Pärt
1) Nekrolog (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov 10 min, rec 1964
2) Credo (ERSO, Neeme Järvi, piano Mart Lille) 12 min, rec 1964
Anatoli Garšnek
3) Vokaliis (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov) 1964
4) Quintet for piano and strings 17 min

CDR 64
Jaan Rääts
1) Sümfoonia nr 3 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi) 19 min
Riho Päts
2) Five violin pieces (Vladimir Alumäe, Herbert Laan) 6 min
Anti Marguste
3) Sümfoonia nr 4 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eri Klas) 24 min

CDR 65
Jaan Rääts
1) Declamatorium "Karl Marx" unreleased full version ca 50 min (N. Järvi, Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra)

CDR 66
Hillar Kareva
1) Sonata nr 2 for violin and piano (1965) (Ines Rannap, Helju Tauk) 18 min
2) Aiolose paun (Suite sonata for violin and piano) (Ines Rannap, Helju Tauk) 12 min
Jaan Rääts
3) Sonata for piano nr 1 (Bruno Lukk) 7 min

CDR 67
Hillar Kareva
1) Concert for clarinet and orchestra (clarinet - Roland Kriit, Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi)
2) Sonata-fantasy for two violins (Lemmo Erendi, Mati Kärmas)

CDR 68
Jaan Rääts
1) Sümfoonia nr 5 (Tallinn Chamber orchestra, Neeme Järvi) 25 min
Ludvig Juht
2) Mälestus I & II (Ludvig Juht - Bass, O. Roots - piano) 5 min
3) Estonian Dance (Ludvig Juht - Bass, O. Roots - piano) 3 min
4) Ema Süda (Ludvig Juht - Bass, O. Roots - piano) 3 min

CDR 69
Jaan Rääts
1) 24 piano pieces for Estonian Folk Tunes (Matti Reimann) 33 min
Helmut Rosenvald
2) Quartet for strings nr 5 (L. Erendi, M. Kärmas, A. Tomingas, I, Juul) 11 min

CDR 70
Helmut Rosenvald
1) Festive prelude for symphony orchestra (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov)
2) Sonata for solo violin (violin Ines Rannap) 10 min
Heino Eller
3) Muusika keelpillidele (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eri Klas) 12 min

CDR 71
Olev Sau
1) Quartet for strings (L. Erendi, M. Kärmas, A. Tomingas, I, Juul)
Aarne Männik
2) Trio for violin, cello and piano (L. Erendi, T. Tummeleht, H. Tauk)


CDR 72
Jaan Rääts
1) Symphony nr 1 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov) 17 min
Kuldar Sink
2) Kantaat "Aastaajad" (S. Kiik, Tallinna Kammerorkester, N. Järvi) 18 min

CDR 73
Heino Eller
1) Symphonic poem "Laulvad pollud" (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov) 13 min
2) Symphonic Burlesque (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, S. Prohhorov)

CDR 74
Kuldar Sink
1) String Quartet (E. Lippus, H. Aasa, H. Laan, T. Tummeleht)
Hillar Kareva
2) Cycle "Öised hetked" (1965) (L. Issakova, R. Goznaja)

CDR 75
Rein Laul
1) Concert for chamber orchestra (Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, N. Järvi) 13 min
Edgar Arro
2) Contrasts for String Quartet (E. Lippus, M. Kärmas, P. Purga, T. Tummeleht)

CDR 76
Jaan Rääts
1) Quintet for piano, two violins, viola and cello (A. Valdma, L. Erendi, A. Tomingas, M. Kärmas, T. Tummeleht) 15 min
Heino Jürisalu
2) Concert for flute (Samuel Saulus, Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, N. Järvi) 12 min

CDR 77
Kuldar Sink
1) Contrasts for piano and chamber orchestra (piano - Kuldar Sink, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, N. Järvi)
2) Anima Absentis

CDR 78
Kuldar SInk
1) Kolm monotemaatilist etüüdi piano - Kuldar Sink, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, E. Klas)
2) Divertisement for chamber ensemble
Alo Poldmäe
3) Two ornamets for oboe and chamber orchestra (Heldur Värv, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, E. Klas)

CDR 79
Eduard Tubin
1) Symphony nr 8 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, N. Järvi)
Kuldar Sink
2) Compositions for piano (Bruno Lukk, Arbo Valdma)

CDR 80
Kuldar Sink
1) Scherzo for wood winds ensemble (ENSV Riikliku Filharmoonia puupillide kvintett)
2) Compositions for two pianos (Lille Randma, Arbo Valdma, rec 1966)
3) Monotemaatilised etüüdid (Mati Kärmas, Toomas Velmet, Arbo Valdma, rec 1966)

CDR 81
Jaan Rääts
1) Nonett op 29 (S. Saulus, H. Värv, R. Kriit, U. Uustalu, E. Saanpere, M. Kärmas, H. Laan, T. Velmet, R. Ots) 15 min
Evald Aav
2) Meloodia (Violin - Ines Rannap, piano - Helju Tauk)
3) Tants (Violin - Ines Rannap, piano - Helju Tauk)

CDR 82
Jaan Rääts
1) Virumaa Suite (for orchestra and piano)
Rein Laul
2) Variatsioonid kammerorkestrile (Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, E. Klas)



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Toby Esterhase on November 16, 2015, 12:48:30 am
Dear Dhibbard
Thanks!
Best


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: BrianA on November 16, 2015, 03:50:09 am
How are these CDs obtainable in this part of the world?  Is there a North American distributor?  Or are we talking about ordering directly from Estonian Radio, and if so, how?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Gauk on November 16, 2015, 10:06:00 am
These are not showing up on the Eesti web site yet. I assume they will be available from https://pood.err.ee/klassika (https://pood.err.ee/klassika).


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 23, 2015, 07:36:40 pm
Here is Vol 2 of the archives:


CDR 83
Artur Kapp
1) Symphony nr 2 (ERSO, Roman Matsov) rec 1964 41 min

CDR 84
Helmut Rosenvald
1) Chamber Concert for Cello and Orchestra (cello - Ivo Juul, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Eri Klas) 9 min
Lepo Sumera
2) Music For Chamber Orchestra (Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Eri Klas) 10 min
Mati Kuulberg
3) Sonata for two pianos (Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske) 16 min

CDR 85
Jaan Rääts
1) Allegro for piano, cello and Symphony Orchestra (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. L. Mundre) 8 min
Kuldar Sink
2) Symphony for Chamber Orchestra nr 2 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. L. Mundre) 11 min
Rein Laul
3) Sonata for violin and piano (Lemmo Erendi, E. Ross) 15 min

CDR 86
Jaan Koha
1) Quintet for winds (S. Saulus, H. talmre, R. Kriit, E. Saanpere, U. Uustalu) 10 min
Anti Marguste
2) Symphony nr 1 (1960) (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov) 21 min
Jaan Rääts
3) Concerto for piano and Orchestra Op 34 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, piano - Arbo Valdma) 14 min

CDR 87
Heino Eller
1) Avarused (Violin - Vladimir Alumäe) 6 min
2) Sonata for violin (violin - Ines Rannap) 6 min
3) Sümfoniett (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi) 13 min
Artur Kapp
4) Symphonic Prelude "Hauad" (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, V. Järvi) 11 min
5) Kantaat "Päikesele" (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, S. Prohhorov) 11 min

CDR 88
Cyrillus Kreek
1) Cromatic Suite on Peeter Süda's organ pieces (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov) 13 min
Alfred Karindi
2) Legend (piano - Helju Tauk, violin - Ines Rannap) 3 min
Helmut Rosenvald
3) Symphony nr 1 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, O. Oja) 21 min

CDR 89
Helmut Rosenvald
1) Symphony nr 4 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman, Matsov) 12 min
2) Quaret nr 4 (L. Erendi, M. Kärmas, A. Toomingas, I. Juul) 12 min
3) Nocturne (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, N. Järvi) 6 min
Mart Saar
1) Estonian Suite nr 1 (piano - Dagmar Kokker) 13 min

CDR 90
Heino Eller
1) Symphony nr 1 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, S. Prohhorov) 34 min
2) Violin Concerto (1965) (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, violin - Vladimir Alumäe) 20 min

CDR 91
Helmut Rosenvald
1) Symphony nr 2 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, R. Matsov) 18 min
Mati Kuulberg
2) Symphony nr 3 ("Apri Ilisümfoonia") (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. D. Handzjan) 16 min
Heino Eller
3) Quartet nr 1 (L. Erendi, J. Sagal, A. Toomingas, I. Juul) 20 min

CDR 92
Heino Eller
1) Symphony nr 2 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra) 15 min
Ester Mägi
2) Canto Doloroso ed invention (Organ - Rolf Uusväli) 10 min
3) Dialoogid (S. Õun, H. Altrov, P. Paemurru, M. Reimann) 13 min
4) 8 pieces for violin and piano (Violin - Mari Tampere, piano - Bruno Lukk) 11 min

CDR 93
Raimo Kangro
1) Concerto for two pianos and orchestra (RAT Estonia Chamber Orchestra, E. Klas, piano - N. Novik, R. Haradzanjan) 16 min
2) Flute Conerto (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, flute - S. Saulus) 16 min
Mati Kuulberg
3) Sonatiin for two violins (Lemmo Erendi, M. Kärmas) 11 min

CDR 94
Mati Kuulberg
1) 5 Estonian tunes for three instruments (R. Karin, M. Väljaots, K. Elt) 7 min
2) 4 sonatas on the theme BACH (R. Peäske, A. Põldmäe, E. Karemaa, R. Mägi) 9 min
3) String Quartet nr 2 (L. Erendi, M. Uffert, A. Toomingas, I. Juul) 17 min
4) Quadroconcerto (H. Kalaus, Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paul Mägi) 14 min

CDR 95
Mati Kuulberg
1) Chamber Symphony in 3 parts (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov) 16 min
Harri Otsa
2) Improvisata for violin and piano (Ines Rannap, Helju Tauk) 4 min
Heino Eller
3) Lüüriline pala for oboe and String Orchestra (H. Talmre - oboe, Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi) 4 min
Anti Marguste
4) Symphony nr 5 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra) 15 min
5) Muinasjutt for String Quartet (L. Erendi, M. Kärmas, A. Tomingas, I. Juul) 10 min

CDR 96
Hillar Kareva
1) Symphony (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra) 24 min
Anti Marguste
2) Nelja käe lugu (piano, Heljo Sepp, Helju Tauk) 2 min
3) Mini Concerto for two pianos (piano, Heljo Sepp, Helju Tauk) 2 min
Jaan Koha
4) Concerto for piano and Orchestra (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Heljo Sepp) rec 1961, 8 min
Mart Saar
5) Estonian Suite nr 3 (piano - Heljo Sepp) 15 min, rec 1969

CDR 97
Artur Kapp
1) Piano Rhapsody for piano and orchestra (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, S. Prohhorov, piano - Heljo Sepp) rec. 1953, 19 min
Heino Eller
2) Kodumaine viis (piano - Heljo Sepp) 3 min
3) Klaverimuusika rahvatoonis (piano Heljo Sepp) 6 min, rec 1969


CDR 98
Jaan Rääts
1) School Cantata "Koolikantaat" (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ellerhein, H. Kaljuste) 13 min
2) Sonaat nr 8 Op  64 (piano - Kalle Randalu) 19 min
Ester Mägi
3) Violin Concerto (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra) 21 min

CDR 99
Jaan Rääts
1) Trio (M. Kärmas, A, Valdma, T. Velmet) 12 min
2) Concert for violin and orchestra (Lemmo Erendi - violin, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Neeme Järvi) 13 min
3) Concert for cello and orchestra (cello - Jaak Ruben, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Neeme Järvi) 12 min

CDR 100
Eino Tamberg
1) Suite from the Ballet "Poiss ja liblikas" (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi)

CDR 101
Eduard Tubin
1) Suite from the Ballet "Kratt" Acts I & II (RAT Vanemuise orkester, cond. E. Kõlar) 1h

CDR 102
Eduard Tubin
1) Suite from the Ballet "Kratt" Acts III & IV  (RAT Vanemuise orkester, cond. E. Kõlar) 35 min

CDR 103
Villem Kapp
Symphony nr 2 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi)
1) Grave. Allegro resoluto
2) Andante espressivo
3) Intermezzo
4) Allegro molto

CDR 104
Mati Kuulberg
1) Mont Valerjan 29 min
Eduard Tubin
2) Neli rahvaviisi minu kodumaalt (piano - Käbi Laretei)

CDR 105
Eduard Tubin
1) Symphony nr 7 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, S. Prohhorov) 29 min
2) Külakarjase sarvelugu (violin - Alfred Pisuke, piano H. Nerep)
3) Prelude (violin - Alfred Pisuke, piano H. Nerep)
4) Kikka tants balletist Kratt (violin - Alfred Pisuke, piano H. Nerep)
Artur Lemba
5) Poeme d'Amour (violin - Alfred Pisuke, piano H. Nerep)

CDR 106
Eduard Tubin
1) Muusika keelpillidele (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi) 17 min
Kuldar Sink
2) Kuus segakoorilaulu (L. Köögard, chamber ensemble, cond. A. Sööt) 16 min

CDR 107
Eduard Tubin
1) Kontsertiino for piano and orchestra (piano - Ada Jõgi, Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi)
Jaan Rääts
2) Sonaat klaverile nr 2 (piano - Tiit Kaskneem)

CDR 108
Jaan Rääts
1) Kontsertiino for piano and string ensemble Op 12 (piano - Tiit Kaskneem, ensemble, cond. J. Šagal) 11 min
Rudolf Tobias
2) Sonatiin nr 2 c-moll (piano - Laine Mets) 8 min, rec. 1964 by Jaan Rääts
Heino Eller (rec. 1967)
3) Meditatsioon (piano - Laine Mets) 5 min
4) Mängutoos (piano - Laine Mets) 2 min
5) Muusikaline hetk (piano - Laine Mets) 2 min
6) Scherzino (piano - Laine Mets) 2 min
7) Kodumaine viis (piano - Laine Mets) 3 min

CDR 109
Eduard Tubin
1) Süit eesti karjaseviisidest (piano - Laine Mets) (full) 14 min, rec. 1969
Artur Lemba (piano - Laine Mets) rec. 1975
2) Pastoraal
3) Intermezzo
4) Tokkata ja fuuga
Ester Mägi



CDR 110
Hugo Lepnurm
1) Variatsioonid viiulile ja orelile (violin - Vladimir Alumäe, organ - Hugo Lepnurm) 15 min
Eduard Tubin
2) Symphony nr 9 (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi) 22 min

CDR111
Lyda Auster
1) Suite from Estonia tunes Arnold Sepp, HermandTalmre, Juhan Kaljaspoolik, Elmar Milkop)
2) Kaheksa Meeleolu (piano - Aleksandra Juozepeaniete-Eesmaa)

CDR 112
Eugen Kapp
1) Tallinna pildid (Full, not released previously unreleased in full version on any format)
CDR 113
Lydia Auster
1) Two pieces for chamber orchestra (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra)
2) Festive prelude for Symphony Orchestra, Roman Matsov 1974)

CDR 114
1) Lyrical Concertino for violin and concertino (J. Schütz. Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra)
2) Ballad for violin and piano (Mati Kärmas, Lilian Semper)

CDR 115
1) Concert for piano and orchestra (piano - Laine Mets, Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi) 22 min, rec. 1964

CDR 116
Lydia Auster
1) Sull suite from Ballet "Tiina" - never relased in complete
Different archive, so the price is 16 EUR

CDR 117
Lydia Auster
1) Full suite from Ballet "Tiina" - never relased,



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 23, 2015, 07:39:54 pm
Toby/Brian/Gauk/Christopher and all,

Send me your email address offline and I'll forward the contact info.   You can pay with paypal.  This contact is in Tallinn.

Dave


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Toby Esterhase on November 23, 2015, 11:50:21 pm
Toby/Brian/Gauk/Christopher and all,

Send me your email address offline and I'll forward the contact info.   You can pay with paypal.  This contact is in Tallinn.

Dave

Dear Dhibbard
Many thanks for your answer.But are these official/professional recordings?
Best


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on November 24, 2015, 12:41:37 am

I'll check when I get back to Tallinn in Feb. Either Alba or perhaps Eesti Raadio release.  They are running a separate CD label series.
I do know they opened the archive tapes and the following have been released:

Artur Lemba
1) Cantata "Narva"
2) Symphonic Poem
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra /Matsov
 
Artur Lemba
1) Piano concert nr 4 (piano A. Lemba, ERSO)
2) Pastoraal (ERSO)
3) Fantasy on Estonian folk tunes - piano A. Lemba (ERSO/Matsov ??)

The "Fantasy of Estonian Folk Tunes" which I have is for solo piano.  Do you mean that one?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 24, 2015, 02:32:12 pm
Toby/Brian/Gauk/Christopher and all,

Send me your email address offline and I'll forward the contact info.   You can pay with paypal.  This contact is in Tallinn.

Dave

Dear Dhibbard
Many thanks for your answer.But are these official/professional recordings?
Best

These are recordings on CD from Raadio Esti  (Radio Estonia) archives that were made available this year and last year for the public.  Many were recorded in Soviet times as you can see the conductors are probably now deceased except for Neeme Jarvi who is now the conductor for ERSO.  The recordings were probably not "mastered" as commercial recordings are done.  Many are recorded live in Estonia Hall.  Hope that helps.



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Toby Esterhase on November 25, 2015, 12:03:18 am
Toby/Brian/Gauk/Christopher and all,

Send me your email address offline and I'll forward the contact info.   You can pay with paypal.  This contact is in Tallinn.

Dave

Dear Dhibbard
Many thanks for your answer.But are these official/professional recordings?
Best

These are recordings on CD from Raadio Esti  (Radio Estonia) archives that were made available this year and last year for the public.  Many were recorded in Soviet times as you can see the conductors are probably now deceased except for Neeme Jarvi who is now the conductor for ERSO.  The recordings were probably not "mastered" as commercial recordings are done.  Many are recorded live in Estonia Hall.  Hope that helps.



Thanks!


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 28, 2015, 12:32:22 am
Some more just added :


CDR 119
Lydia Auster
1) Novell "Maihommik" (Vanemuise Orchestra) 30 min (never released)

CDR 120
Lydia Auster
1) Suite from the Ballet "Põhjamaa unenägu" (ERSO, Vallo Järvi) 40 min

CDR 121
Eino Tamberg
1) Kergeid klaveripalu ja etüüde Op 34. (31 pieces) (piano Vaike Vahi)

CDR 122
Eino Tamberg - "Lasteaasta klaverialbum" Op 62 (40 piano pieces, piano - Helju Tauk) never before released

CDR 123
Eugen Kapp
1) 14 pieces from the cycle 24 preludes from piano (piano - Vaike Vahi)
CDR 124
Eino Tamberg
1) 17 piano pieces Op 13 (piano - Linda Tamberg)

CDR 125
Eino Tamberg
1) Music for percussion ensemble and orchestra (ERSO, cond. Ravll Martõnov) 20 min
2) Prelude (ERSO, Peeter Lilje) 10 min

CDR 126
Lepo Sumera
1) Ballet-Suite (ERSO) 1h

CDR 127
Lepo Sumera
1) Amore et Igne (ERSO) never released live recording

CDR 128
Lepo Sumera
Music for the city Karlsruhe (Chamber ensemble, Jüri Alperten) (never released, only performed once in Karlsruhe)

CDR 129
Raimo Kangro
1) Music for the play Bethelem in 14 parts (Ivo Juul, Olav Ehala, Raimo Kangro)

CDR 130
Raimo Kangro
1) Ooperimäng (ERSO, ensemble) (unreleased full version in 8 parts)

CDR 131
Mati Kuulberg
"Elu nimel" (ERSO, RAM) never released 37 min

CDR 132
Mati Kuulberg
Ballet Mont Valerjan II Act (ERSO, Roman Matsov) 40 min

CDR 133
Mati Kuulberg
Ballet Mont Valerjan III Act (ERSO, Roman Matsov

CDR 134
Mati Kuulberg
"Seitse hüpoteesi elu tekkimisest (RAT Symphony Orchestra, cond. Mati Kuulberg) performed only once, and this is the recording of it.

CDR 135
Jaan Rääts
1) Ood esimesele kosmonaudile (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi)
Mati Kuulberg
2) Väike ohtumuusika (piano Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske)

CDR 136
Mati Kuulberg
1) Maisümfoonia
2) Chamber Suite nr 1 (I. Juul, L. Erendi, J. Sagal, A. Toomingas, J. Oun)

CDR 137
Mati Kuulberg
1) Violin Concerto (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, violin - Moissei Alperten), rec 1970
2) Meenutus (For Karl Leichter), march 1987

CDR 138
Mati Kuulberg
1) 11 piano pieces (piano - Valdur Roots) rec 1970
2) Family Quartet (Nata-Ly Sakkos, Toivo Peäske, Vello Sakkos, Tiiu Heinsalu)

CDR 139
Mati Kuulberg
1) Concertino for tuba and orchestra (ERSO, Neeme Järvi)
2) Concert-appasionata for cello and string quartet (I. Juul, L. Erendi, J. Sagal, A. Toomingas, T. Velmet) 14 min

CDR 140
Villem Kapp
1) Sümfooniline poeem "Rahu eest" (13 min, ERSO, Roman Matsov)
2) Trio (Arbo Valdma, Mati Kärmas, Toomas Velmet)

CDR 141
Eugen Kapp
1) Concert-Suite "Inimene ja meri" (Peep Lassmann, Valdur Roots, RAM)
2) Two etudes "Mere meeleolud" (piano- Vardo Rumessen)

CDR 142
Eugen Kapp
1) Suite from the ballet "Kullaketrajad" (RAT Estonia Orchestra) 18 min
2) Overture on Finnish themes (never released) (Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sergei Prohhorov) 13 min

CDR 143
Eugen Kapp
1) Variations for strings on the themes of ukraine folk melodies (ERSO, K. Raudsepp)
2) In Memoriam of D. Shostakovich (Valdur Roots, Toomas Velmet)


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Corentin Boissier on December 04, 2015, 08:41:31 pm
Hello,
I've to notify you that the recording you've uploaded of Villem Kapp's "Symphony No. 1 in A minor" (1947) is incomplete : there are only the first movement (Lento sostenuto - Allegro) and the 4th movement (Finale : Allegro).
The central two movements (2 : Scherzo & 3 : Andante espressivo) are missing. These two movements have been edited on a Melodiya LP :
http://www.discogs.com/Villem-Kapp-Andante-Espressivo-1-st-S%C3%BCmfooniast/release/6657784
Musically,
Corentin Boissier


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on August 05, 2016, 10:52:19 am
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting

Alba may release this... don't know for sure.

apparently, this will be released by ERP instead of Alba in summer 2016.

Hello David - did you ever hear anything further about this?




Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on November 20, 2016, 03:36:47 pm
I've posted up a recording of Estonian composer Artur Lemba's short piece Poeme d'Amour.  Very short, but very popular in Estonia. It was written for violin + piano - this is the first recording for orchestra (that I am aware of). Orchestration by Peeter Saul (1932-2014).


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on November 20, 2016, 04:44:02 pm
I've posted up a recording of Estonian composer Artur Lemba's short piece Poeme d'Amour.  Very short, but very popular in Estonia. It was written for violin + piano - this is the first recording for orchestra (that I am aware of). Orchestration by Peeter Saul (1932-2014).

Thanks for recording this Christopher !! 
Dave


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: Tartini on December 21, 2016, 12:12:17 pm
Unfortunately it seems that http://muusika24.ee/ is down!  :-\



Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on January 10, 2017, 09:54:25 am
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting

Alba may release this... don't know for sure.

apparently, this will be released by ERP instead of Alba in summer 2016.


I wrote to ERP to ask about this, and their Artistic Director, Peeter Vähi, kindly wrote back to me saying "Many thanks for your interest in Estonian music and Lemba. Unfortunately, we don't have any plans regarding recording nor releasing Lemba's CD"...


Thanks Christopher for checking that.   That's news to me.  Mr. Vähi would know that its not in the pipeline.

Hello David - I know you're in the region at the moment, and I think you mentioned you would ask the Lemba society for more information about the above recordings?  Have you heard anything?


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: dhibbard on January 10, 2017, 03:36:36 pm
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting

Alba may release this... don't know for sure.

apparently, this will be released by ERP instead of Alba in summer 2016.


I wrote to ERP to ask about this, and their Artistic Director, Peeter Vähi, kindly wrote back to me saying "Many thanks for your interest in Estonian music and Lemba. Unfortunately, we don't have any plans regarding recording nor releasing Lemba's CD"...


Thanks Christopher for checking that.   That's news to me.  Mr. Vähi would know that its not in the pipeline.

Hello David - I know you're in the region at the moment, and I think you mentioned you would ask the Lemba society for more information about the above recordings?  Have you heard anything?

I'll ask around when I get to Tallinn.  (Tubin Society... not sure there is a Lemba Society).


Title: Re: Estonian Music
Post by: christopher on February 01, 2017, 03:12:40 pm
some other tidbits:  Artur Lemba

Overture Fantasy No 3
Festive Overture No 2
Symphony No 2 in F minor: "On the way of the life"
Festive Overture No 1

ERSO with Volmer conducting

Alba may release this... don't know for sure.

apparently, this will be released by ERP instead of Alba in summer 2016.


I wrote to ERP to ask about this, and their Artistic Director, Peeter Vähi, kindly wrote back to me saying "Many thanks for your interest in Estonian music and Lemba. Unfortunately, we don't have any plans regarding recording nor releasing Lemba's CD"...


Thanks Christopher for checking that.   That's news to me.  Mr. Vähi would know that its not in the pipeline.

Hello David - I know you're in the region at the moment, and I think you mentioned you would ask the Lemba society for more information about the above recordings?  Have you heard anything?

I'll ask around when I get to Tallinn.  (Tubin Society... not sure there is a Lemba Society).

Hello David - any news from the Tubin Society about the above?

Best regards,

Christopher