Erkki-Sven Tüür: Magma

£7.67

The starting point for Magma came in the form of a request from Evelyn Glennie for a percussion concerto. As Tüür turned the idea over in his mind, he realised he wanted to write a piece where the percussion soloist and the much more deeply integrated than is possible in a concerto; the solution became a symphony with a solo percussionist – in front of the orchestra, not tucked-away at the back where the percussion is usually found. The title was suggested to Tüür because of the raw energy and inner power displayed by the material and its ability to burst out in different places and in different moods; magma can also take an infinite number of shapes and behave in different ways, flowing or turning to stone.

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Description

The starting point for Magma came in the form of a request from Evelyn Glennie for a percussion concerto. As Tüür turned the idea over in his mind, he realised he wanted to write a piece where the percussion soloist and the much more deeply integrated than is possible in a concerto; the solution became a symphony with a solo percussionist – in front of the orchestra, not tucked-away at the back where the percussion is usually found. The title was suggested to Tüür because of the raw energy and inner power displayed by the material and its ability to burst out in different places and in different moods; magma can also take an infinite number of shapes and behave in different ways, flowing or turning to stone.

Track Listing
  1. Symphony No 4 ‘Magma’
  2. Inquiétude du Fini
  3. Igavik (Eternity)
  4. The Path and the Traces
Artists

Solo Percussion: Evelyn Glennie
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Estonian National Male Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Label

Virgin Classics 0946 3 85785 2 9

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