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Joost: Korvits – Hymns to the Nordic Lights (24/48 FLAC)

Joost:  Korvits - Hymns to the Nordic Lights (24/48 FLAC)
Joost: Korvits – Hymns to the Nordic Lights (24/48 FLAC)

Composer: Tõnu Kõrvits
Orchestra: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Risto Joost
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Ondine
Size: 958 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Songs from Dolores’s Songbook
01. No. 7, Azure (Version for Strings)

Hymns to the Nordic Lights
02. No. 1
03. No. 2
04. No. 3
05. No. 4
06. No. 5

Silent Songs
07. No. 1, Flower
08. No. 2, Sacred River
09. No. 3, Farewell Farewell

10. Leaving Capri
11. Tears-Fantasy

Elegies of Thule
12. No. 1, The Night Is Darkening
13. No. 2, Bells
14. No. 3, I Look Up to the Hill

Tõnu Kõrvits (b. 1969) is together with Arvo Pärt and Erkki-Sven Tüür among the most interesting Estonian composers of our time. This album by the Estonian NSO and Risto Joost consists of orchestral works written between a period of ten years, from 2007 to 2018. These works have been inspired by a variety of themes and are rich with delicate atmosphere possessing a particularly Northern feel combined with a romantic and Impressionistic touch. Azure and Leaving Capriare the most recent pieces of this album. First of the pieces is a transcription of a work which was originally written for the male choir. Leaving Capriis a homage to Estonian painter Konrad Mägi who is well-known for his colorful and sunny paintings of Italys landscape. Orchestral work Hymns to the Nordic Lights (2011) was premiered by Britten Sinfonia conducted by James MacMillan. This 5-movement suite evokes the magic of the Northern landscape with Nordic Lights. Silent Songs (2015) is a work of three pieces for bass-clarinet and orchestra where the soloists part is improvisatory, lyrical and meditative. Tears Fantasy (2011) is an orchestral fantasy dedicated to conductor Risto Joostand inspired by the work of English Renaissance composer John Dowland. Elegies of Thule (2007) is the earliest piece of the album, a suite for strings which is based on different folk tunes from Estonia. The result isa fascination combination of romanticism influenced by folk elements.

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