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Erkki-Sven Tüür

Erkki-Sven Tüür clarinet
Carolin Widmann violin
Nordic Symphony Orchestra
Anu Tali conductor
Symphony No. 6 “Strata” (2007)
Dedicated to the Nordic Symphony Orchestra and Anu Tali

Noēsis (2005)
Concerto for clarinet, violin and orchestra

Recorded July 2007 / June 2009

ECM New Series 2040

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“My pieces are abstract dramas in sound, with individual characters and an extremely dynamic chain of events; unfolding in a space that is constantly shifting, expanding and contracting.” Thus Erkki-Sven Tüür, characterizing his highly energetic recent works, and his new “vectorial” approach to writing music. The fifth New Series release dedicated exclusively to music by the Estonian composer presents world premiere recordings of two large-scale pieces for orchestral forces. “Strata” and “Noёsis” are played by the Tallinn-based Nordic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of charismatic Estonian conductor Anu Tali. Both orchestra and conductor make their New Series debuts here. Gifted siblings Jörg and Carolin Widmann are the soloists on “Noёsis”. While Carolin has won unanimous critical acclaim for her renderings of Robert Schumann’s violin sonatas and for her 20th-century music recital “Phantasy of Spring”, Jörg Widmann counts among the pre-eminent young composers of our time, as well as one of the finest contemporary clarinetists.