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Eduard Tubin (1905-1982) -100th Birthday Celebrations

International Music Festival "Tubin and his time" is a collaboration project of E. Tubin Society,

Estonian State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert and Estonian Ministry of Culture

State Concert Institute Eesti Kontsert: www.concert.ee

International Eduard Tubin Society: www.emic.kul.ee/tubin/

 

Eduard Tubin 100

On June 18th, 2005, we will celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of Eduard Tubin (1905–1982), Estonian most eminent composer. Above all Tubin is a symphonist; the back-bone of his music is the ten Symphonies that have an important place in the 20th century European music. His symphonies are characterized by inner depth, virtuosity and individual style. The same can be said about his instrumental concerts and operas "Barbara von Tisenhusen", "The Parson of Reigi" and ballet "Kratt".

Although half of his life Tubin lived in Sweden, in his heart he remained above all an Estonian composer who developed in his music the best traditions of Estonian classical music compounding together the intonation of Estonian folk music and modern musical means of expression.

To celebrate Eduard Tubin’s 100th birth anniversary many concerts and activities will take place. Organised jointly by Eduard Tubin Society and Eesti Kontsert the most comprehensive would be the international festival where different conductors and orchestras will perform all his 1 0 s y m p h o n i e s. This would be an attempt to give a complete cyclic overview on Tubin as a symphonist. This event would be a unique in scope in the whole Estonian music history. Introducing the music by Edurad Tubin in the whole world services by maestro Neeme Järvi have been immense. He has recorded the greater part of Tubin’s symphonic music (BIS) and has deserved the highest international acknowledgement. His participation in the Tubin Festival with Tubin’s greatest work – Symphony No. 6 – will hopefully be one of the high peaks of this festival. Also Estonian National Symphony Orchestra ERSO and conductor Arvo Volmer have recorded all symphonies by Tubin (Alba) and he will also conduct the new premier of the opera "Barbara von Tisenhusen" at the National Opera "Estonia". The opera has been recorded by conductor Peeter Lilje (Ondine).

We have inherited from Eduard Tubin an amazingly rich and versatile music that belongs to the Estonian music gold reserve. His music expresses in its individual way our people’s soul and its originality and is Estonian national pride. Year by year the music by Tubin has received growing understanding and notice not only in his homeland but also in the whole world. Hopefully Tubin’s jubilee celebrations will forward exploring the values in his music and describing the place Edurad Tubin takes both in his time and in our time.

Vardo Rumessen

Artistic Director

Festival "Tubin and his Time"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival "Eduard Tubin and His Time"

dedicated to Eduard Tubin’s 100th anniversary

18. May – 19. June 2005

Artistic Director Vardo Rumessen

Patron: H.E. Dag Hartelius

 

Wednesday, 18 May, 7 pm, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Opening concert

ESTONIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor PAAVO JÄRVI

Erki-Sven Tüür. Aditus
Jean Sibelius. Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major op. 82

Lepo Sumera. Musica profana
Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 5 in B Minor (ETW 5)

Sunday, 22 May, 7 pm, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

PETERSBURG MARIINSKY THEATRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

Conductor VALERY GERGIEV

Dmitri Shostakovitch. Symphony No. 8
Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 8 (ETW 8)

Thursday, 26 May, 7 pm, Tartu, Vanemuine Concert Hall

VANEMUINE THEATRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Girls’ Choir "ELLERHEIN" (choir leader TIIA LOITME),

soloists HELI VESKUS (soprano), CARMEN PUIS (mezzosoprano)

Conductor LAURI SIRP

Rudolf Tobias. Ouverture "Julius Caesar"

Claude Debussy. "La Damoiselle Elue" (Dante Gabriel Rosetti)

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 1 (ETW 1)

Saturday, 28 May, 7 pm, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

ESTONIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor NEEME JÄRVI. Soloist Per Tengstrand (Sweden, USA)

Eugen Kapp. Suite from the ballet "Kalevipoeg"

Wilhelm Stenhammar. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 6 (ETW 6)

Tuesday, 31 May, 7 pm, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

TAMPERE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Conductor: ERI KLAS

Arvo Pärt. Perpetuum Mobile

Jean Sibelius. The Wooden Nymph

Reciter Lasse Pöysti
Arvo Pärt. Fratres (dedicated to Eduard Tubin)

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 9 "Sinfonia semplice" (ETW 9)
Richard Strauss. Till Eulenspiegel op. 28.

 

Friday, 3 June, 7 pm, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Conductor LEIF SEGERSTAM

Einojuhani Rautavaara. Cantus Arcticus

Jean Sibelius. Symphony No. 7 in C Major op. 105

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 2 "Legendary" in B Minor (ETW 2)

Friday, 10 June, 7 pm, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

ROYAL STOCKHOLM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Conductor JUKKA PEKKA SARASTE

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 10 (ETW 10)

Jean Sibelius. Symphony No. 2 in D Major op. 43

Saturday, 11 June, 7 pm, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

TONKÜNSTLER ORCHESTRA OF LOWER AUSTRIA

Conductor KRISTJAN JÄRVI, Soloist CHRISTIANE OELZE

Richard Strauss. Four interludes from opera "Intermezzo"

Gustav Mahler. "Rückert songs"

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 4 "Sinfonia lirica" in A Major (ETW 4)

Tuesday, 14 June, 7 pm, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

LATVIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor OLARI ELTS, Soloist INGA KALNA (soprano)

Jean Sibelius. The Swan of Tuonela op. 22-3

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No 7 (ETW 7)

Richard Strauss. "Four last songs"
Richard Strauss. "Tod und verklärung"

Friday, 17 June, 7 pm, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

ESTONIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV, Soloist XIANG GAO (violin, USA)

Eduard Tubin. Toccata (ETW 14)

Eduard Tubin. Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major (ETW 19)

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 3 ("Heroic", ETW 3)

Sunday, 19 June, 3 pm, Tartu, in front of Vanemuine Concert Hall

Official opening of Eduard Tubin monument

4 pm, Tartu, Vanemuine Concert Hall

VANEMUINE THEATRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor NEEME JÄRVI

Eduard Tubin. Sinfonietta on Estonian Motifs in C Major (ETW 11)

Eduard Tubin. Estonian Folk Dances (ETW 12)

Eduard Tubin. Suite on Estonian Folk Dances for Violin and Orchestra (ETW 53A)

Eduard Tubin. Suite on Estonian Dances (ETW 15)

 

Music events

dedicated to Eduard Tubin’s 100th anniversary

2005.

Tuesday, 12 April, 17 pm, Estonian Academy of Music

A concert by students dedicated to Eduard Tubin’s 100th anniversary of birth

Saturday, 16 April, 12 pm, Estonian Academy of Music

Eduard Tubin Competition (piano, violin, vocal)

Eduard Tubin Society, EMA

Sunday, 17 April, 4 pm, in Stockholm, Finnish church

A concert dedicated to Eduard Tubin’s 100th anniversary of birth

Alfred Pisuke (violin), Liine Carlsson (soprano), Katrin Meerits (mezzosoprano),

Mikko Pulkkinen (tenor), Liis Jaanivald (flute), Klarika Kuusk (piano), Toomas Tuulse (piano), Stockholm Estonian Mixed Choir (cond.Toomas Tuulse, Jaan Seim), Male choir (cond. Jaan Seim).

Thursday, 2 June, 7 pm, Helsinki, Finlandiatalo

HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Conductor LEIF SEGERSTAM

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 2 "Legendary" in B Minor (ETW 2)

Thursday, 2 June

Saturday, 4 June, National Opera „Estonia"

Eduard Tubin. Opera "Barbara von Tisenhusen". (ETW 112). Conductors Arvo Volmer, Aivo Välja

Friday, 3 June, Vienna, Musikverein

Sunday, 5 June, Vienna, Musikverein

Monday, 6 June, St. Pölten

TONKÜNSTLER ORCHESTRA OF LOWER AUSTRIA

Conductor KRISTJAN JÄRVI

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 4 "Sinfonia Lirica" in A Major (ETW 4)

Wednesday, 8 June. International conference on musicology

in Stockholm

Royal Swedish Academy of Music

Wednesday, 8 June, Stockholm, Konserthuset

ROYAL STOCKHOLM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Conductor: JUKKA PEKKA SARASTE

Eduard Tubin. Symphony No. 10 (ETW 10)

Thursday, 16 June, 7 pm, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Estonian National Male Choir (RAM), EKE Engineers Male Choir, Academy of Science Male Choir, Technical University Male Choir etc.

Conductors Kuno Areng, Peeter Perens, Ants Soots, Ants Üleoja

Organ: Piret Aidulo

Program: Eduard Tubin. Songs for male choir and Requiem for Fallen Soldiers

16 – 17 June. International conference on musicology in Tallinn

Eduard Tubin Society and Estonian Academy of Music

Saturday, 18 June, Song Festival in Alatskivi

Choir concert. Performers: Mixed Choir of "Estonia" Society, Mixed Choir Noorus, Tartu University Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Choir; Tartu University Female Choir, Academy of Science Female Choir, Technical University Female Choir; EKE Engineers Male Choir, Academy of Science Male Choir, Technical University Male Choir etc.

Programme: choir songs by E. Tubin, M. Saar, K. Türnpu, E. Aav, V. Tormis,

G. Ernesaks, U. Naissoo etc.

 

Sunday, 25 September, Estonia Concert Hall

TUBINIANA. "Complete Piano Works"

Eduard Tubin. Piano works performed by

Age Juurikas, Marko Martin, Ivari Ilja,

Kalle Randalu, Vardo Rumessen

Photo album "Eduard Tubin and His Time"

Compiled by Vardo Rumessen

With CD recording of Eduard Tubin’s works

(Theatre and Music Museum / Publishing House SE&JS)

Eduard Tubin. "Complete Works"

Piano Works. Edited by V. Rumessen

Eduard Tubin Society/ Gehrmans Musikförlaget AB

Tallinn / Stockholm

Eduard Tubin monument in Tartu

Authors Aili Vahtrapuu and Veronika Valk

Eduard Tubin. Stamp & envelope

Eesti Post

TV documentary "Eduard Tubin as symphonist"

Estonian TV. Producer Jüri Reinvere

Eduard Tubin. Letters

Compiled by Vardo Rumessen

Eduard Tubin Society

Eduard Tubin. Ballet "Kratt" CD

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra ERSO

Conductor Arvo Volmer

Alba Records, 2005

Eduard Tubin. Symphonies No. 1–10 CD

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra ERSO

Conductor Arvo Volmer

Alba Records, 2005

Eduard Tubin. Piano Music CD

Vardo Rumessen (piano)

St. Petersburg Philharmonic String Quartet

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra ERSO

Conductor Nikolai Alexeev

Alba Records, 2005

 

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra ERSO

Conductor Nikolai Alexeev

Alba Records, 2005

 

 

 



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