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Three Generations of Estonian Composers at Felicja Blumental Music Center, Tel Aviv, on 14 January 2015


MustonenFest presents:

Concert on 14 January 2015 at 20:00
Felicja Blumental Music Center, Tel Aviv

Three Generations of Estonian Composers

Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, Tallinn
Conductor Andres Mustonen
Soloists Aare Tammesalu, Yoram Lachish


Villem Kapp (1913-1964) Elegy (1960)

Heino Eller (1887-1970) Three pieces from Five pieces for string orchestra (1953)
                                       II Dance
                                       III Dance
                                       V Homeland Tune

Veljo Tormis (1935)         Nostalgia (2009)

Arvo Pärt (1935)             Trisagion (1992/1994)

Jaan Rääts (1932)          Ist part Allegro from Concerto for Chamber Orchestra
                                       op. 16 (1961)


Galina Grigorjeva (1962) Molitva/The Prayer (2005/2011)
                           Soloist AARE TAMMESALU (cello)

Lepo Sumera (1950-2000) Musica profana (1997)

Peeter Vähi (1955)         In memoriam H.M. (2013)
                            ANDRES MUSTONEN (violin)
                            YORAM LACHISH (oboe)

Erkki-Sven Tüür (1959)    Action.Passion.Illusion. (1993)

Until July 2012 Tallinn Sinfonietta, is the fresh face of Estonian orchestral music. The orchestra moves hearts and stimulates minds by its vitality and virtuosity.

The Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta`s unique artistic style encompasses not only the masterworks of the classical repertoire, but innovative cross-art form projects and a vigorous commissioning program. The orchestra`s repertoira spanning over centuries, entwines old music with new, from Bach to Tüür, from Corelli to Piazzolla.

Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta`s birth is related to the ideas of Artistic Director, Andres Mustonen and his years long willingness to embrace the music with high emotional level, to give the audience unforgettable memories they are never expected to get from classical music concert. Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta introduces to the listeners the music from the past as a live, breathing, joyful organism and proves that every type of music could bring freshness to the mind, warm the soul and give energy. It is only up to thinking and attitude. The resulting sense of energy and individuality is one of the most commented-upon elements of Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta concert experience.

Andres Mustonen`s conducting style is unusual for its spontaneity, improvisation and radiant artistry. He expresses his unique world-vision and perception of music in every single piece. His activity as a conductor follows the timeline of music history from early to contemporary music, putting the stress on oratorios, passions, dramas and symphonic music.

During the last years Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta performed in Switzerland and Austria, in Italy and Finland, in Germany and Belgium, in Brazil and Chile, in Argentina and Uruguay and also took part at international music festivals like Ars Musica in Brussels, Festival Pianistico Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo, Mittelfest and Emilia Romagna in Italy, Oleg Kagan International Music Festival in Kreuth am Tegernsee in Germany, Saint Petersburg Easter Festival in Russia, Iitti Music Festival in Finland, Riga Music Festival Artissimo in Latvia.

Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta has played on many prestigious stages in Europe, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Amsterdam`s Concertgebouw, Grand Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonia in Russia, Cologne Philharmonic Hall among them, getting high acclaim for each concert.


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