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Baltic Voices 3 / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Album Summary

>Augustinas, Vaclovas : Trepute Martela, for voices, 2 recorders & percussion
>Gudmundsen-Holmgree, Pelle : Konstateringer (Statements), for equal voices
>Saariaho, Kaija : Nuits, adieux, for vocal quartet & chorus
>Mazulis, Rytis : Apstulbusi akis prarado ama (The Dazzled Eye Lost Its Speech), for chorus
>Bergman, Erik : Galgenlieder (4) for 3 speakers & speaking chorus, Op 51b
>Martinaitis, Algirdas : Alleluia, for chorus
>Tuur, Erkki-Sven : Meditatio, for chorus
>Gorecki, Henryk M. : Songs (5) from Kurpie, for chorus, Op. 75
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Acclaimed conductor Paul Hillier and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir conclude their exploration of the choral riches of the Baltic region with a third and final volume of the Baltic region with a third and final volume of the Baltic Voices series. The disc features music of established figures in the genre (Bergman, Gorecki, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen) and recent works by the younger generation (Saariaho, Tuur). Baltic Voices 3 includes CD premieres of works by Saariaho, Gorecki and Tuur.



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Works Details

>Augustinas, Vaclovas : Treputé Martela, for voices, 2 recorders & percussion
  • Performers: Iris Oja (Percussion); Ene Nael (Harpsichord); Tonu Joesaar (Viola da gamba); Leonora Palu (Recorder); Tiit Kogermann (Percussion); Neeme Punder (Recorder); Madis Metsamart (Percussion); Kaia Urb (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia (10/25/2004-10/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gudmundsen-Holmgree, Pelle : Konstateringer (Statements), for equal voices
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia (10/25/2004-10/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1969

>Saariaho, Kaija : Nuits, adieux, for vocal quartet & chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia (10/25/2004-10/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Mazulis, Rytis : Apstulbusi akis prarado ama (The Dazzled Eye Lost Its Speech), for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia (10/25/2004-10/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Bergman, Erik : Galgenlieder (4) for 3 speakers & speaking chorus, Op 51b
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia (10/25/2004-10/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Martinaitis, Algirdas : Alleluia, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia (10/25/2004-10/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Erkki-Sven Tüür (Composer) (1959 - ) : Meditatio, for chorus
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia (10/25/2004-10/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (Composer) (1933 - 2010) : Songs (5) from Kurpie, for chorus, Op. 75
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia (10/25/2004-10/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999