LEGENDARY. Estonian Composers Union 90
1st concert of the ESPRESSIVO series
Heino Eller (1887–1970)
Symphonic poem Dawn (1915–1918/1920)
Rudolf Tobias (1873–1918)
Walpurgis-burleske (Walpurg Burlesque, orchestrated by Eduard Tubin)
Eduard Tubin (1905–1982)
Symphony No 2 in B minor Legendary (1937)
Anti Marguste (1931)
The Reed Pipe Airs (1967)
Symphonic Runes, Op. 36 (1974)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
The anniversary concerts of the Estonian Composers’ Union, which have been taking place all year, will culminate with a symphony concert where the works of Estonian classics will have pride of place. The symphonic poem Dawn by Heino Eller has become a distinctive symbol of Estonian music, being probably the most performed piece among Estonian composers. Known as the first piece of Estonian program music, Tobias’ Walpurg Burlesque was inspired by the Walpurg Night scene from Goethe’s Faust. Originally composed for piano, it was orchestrated twenty years after Tobias’ death by Eduard Tubin. Like most of Anti Marguste’s oeuvre, his Symphonic Runes are based on ancient Estonian runic songs. Finally, the bright Symphony No. 2 by our most important symphonic composer Eduard Tubin was inspired by the heroic legends describing the Estonian people’s ancient struggle for freedom, the beautiful nature of Toila, and the fact that the composer had just fallen in love with his wife-to-be Elfirede Saarik.
The Estonian Composers’ Union was originally founded under a different name in 1924. During the Soviet era, composers gathered under the Estonian SSR Composers’ Union, which in 1989 was renamed the Estonian Composers’ Union.
At the chamber concert at 6 pm, Sten Lassmann will perform the original piano version of the Walpurg Burlesque by Tobias, and historian David Vseviov will present an overview of the revolutionary events in Europe at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
Tickets: 22 € / 16 €
Concert is organized by ENSO in cooperation with Estonian Composers’ Union
23.10.2015 LEGENDAY. Estonian Composers Union 90. Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
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