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Composer: Tüür, Erkki-Sven (b. 1959)

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Year of birth1959
NationalityEstonia
PeriodContemporary
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TokyoPaavo Järvi Conducts the Estonian Festival Orchestra

Pärt, Sibelius, Tüür
Estonian Festival Orchestra; Paavo Järvi; Midori
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Fire and fizz at the Elbphilharmonie

Jonathan Bloxham © Kaupo Kikkas
Jump-in concerts can occasionally advance career prospects. Jonathan Bloxham with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen demonstrated the lightness of Mendelssohn in C minor but seriously underplayed the darkness of Schubert in B minor.
***11
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SoundState: A bright future for new music at the Southbank

Marin Alsop © Adriane White

 Marin Alsop lead the London Philharmonic in a thrilling showcase for contemporary composition at the Southbank Centre's SoundState festival. 

****1
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Hugo Ticciati and O/Modernt completely infectious at Kings Place

Hugo Ticciati © Marco Borggreve
Freshness, enthusiasm and excellent curation made for an entertaining evening courtesy of Hugo Ticciati and O/Modernt. 
*****
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Järvi’s baton permeates a nexus of tight-knit shapes

Paavo Järvi © Ixi Chen
The conductor guided us on a tour through a museum where Erkki-Sven Tüür, Mozart and Brahms reside in spheres of different shades and spaces – and yet each remain enclosed in a prefigured structure.
***11
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Shadows and energy, ghosts and pomposity

Kristiina Poska © Kaupo Kikkas
The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under Kristiina Poska strain, discharge energy and ultimately make magic at the annual Estonian Music Days.
****1
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