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April 1, 2020

ENSO Principal Clarinet Soo-Young Lee and Piazzolla’s Oblivion.


ENSO Associate Principal Viola Liina Žigurs and Associate Principal Double Bass Regina Udod perform Suite by Reinhold Glière (arr. by Frank Proto).


ENSO Associate Principal Viola Liina Žigurs plays as duo Etude from Aram Khachaturian’s Children’s Album.


ENSO percussion player Vambola Krigul performs Bart de Vrees’s For Flute or Piano or Mandolin or Percussion or Bassoon or Guitar or Violin or Harp or Clarinet or … 


ENSO horn player Kalle Koppel plays as duo Johann Sebastian Bach’s Menuet (arr. by Mark Freezell).


Viola Duo Liina Žigurs & Karin Sarv performs music by Reinhold Glière.


ENSO violin player Mari-Katrina Suss performs Jay Ungar’s Ashokan Farewell.


Triin & Vambola Krigul


ENSO Principal Horn Ye Pan.


ENSO violin player Nina Kawaguchi.


Concert for children: “Growing Up with Music”.

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edmar Tuul and magician Meelis Kubo.


Tõnu Kõrvits. „Vaiksed laulud“ („Silent Songs“, 2015, dedicated to Meelis Vind)
1st Mov.: Flower
2nd Mov.: Sacred River
3rd Mov.: Farewell Farewell

Recorded at premiere: April 10, 2015, Estonia Concert Hall

Meelis Vind bass clarinet
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Taavi Kull

““Silent Songs” (2015) for bass clarinet and the orchestra was written for the outstanding Estonian clarinetist Meelis Vind. The title brings forth associations with the famous Miles Davis’ record “In a Silent Way” (1969), and we can find in the composition by Kõrvits parallels due to its lyrical and meditative, improvisation-like part for the soloist. In the second part of the work, “Sacred River”, the composer uses an Estonian Swedish religious folk tune, but places it in an exotic environment – perhaps an Oriental milieu or the music of towns by Mississippi – which Kõrvits is really drawn to.” (Kristel Pappel. READ MORE)


One-man-horn-quartet: ENSO Principal Horn Ye Pan.


Johannes Hiob. Symphonic fantasy “Fathers’ Land” (“Isade maa”, 1940, premiere)

Recorded: September 13, 2019, Estonia Concert Hall (Season Opening Concert)

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI


Ludwig van Beethoven. Fantasy for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80
Recorded: November 4, 2016 (concert dedicated to 60th birthday of Kalle Randalu)

KALLE RANDALU piano
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI


Ludwig van Beethoven. Piano Concerto No 5  in E flat Major, Op. 73 “Emperor”

Recorded: May 4, 2012, Estonia Concert Hall (Final Concert of the Season)

KALLE RANDALU piano
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI