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Composer: Kõrvits, Tõnu (b. 1969)

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Year of birth1969
NationalityEstonia
Period20th century
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The Fifth Century as a window to eternity

PRISM Quartet © Jacqueline Hanna
The reprise of The Fifth Century marks the beginning of an extended partnership between Bryars and the Crossing. 
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Ansemble Sepia: Zooming Estonia

Sepia Ensemble © Estonian Music Days Festival
Radical new music doesn’t always have to be presented with a straight face, as demonstrated by the Polish Ansambel Sepia in Tallinn. 

Estonian Music Days launches in Tallinn

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/ Taavi Kull © Estonian Music Days Festival
The Tallinn National Symphony Orchestra Easter concert represents new music patronage on a grand scale. Six up-and-coming Estonian composers are commissioned write a substantial work for orchestra, and an entire concert is given over to their first performances.

Late-night Pärt(ying) with the Choir of Royal Holloway and Bristol Ensemble at St George's

Bristol Ensemble
Embarrassing puns aside, the music of Arvo Pärt is hardly the staple fare of late-night revellers on Bristol’s Park Street, especially on a Friday. Tucked just around the corner, though, St George’s was celebrating the end of the long summer drought of live classical music courtesy of the Choir of Royal Holloway – fresh from their tour of the Balkan states – and the Bristol Ensemble.
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