Jüri Reinvere

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

Operas

  • opera in two acts
    2014
    soloists, mixed choir, children's choir, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+4, piano/celesta/synthesizer, 2 harps, strings, phonogram
    Libretto: Jüri Reinvere
    Fp: November 29, 2014, Norwegian National Opera, Oslo; Norwegian Nationa Opera Chorus, Children's Chorus, Opera Orchestra, conductor John Helmer Fiore, soloists Nils Harald Sødal (Peer Gynt), Marita Sølberg, Ingebjørg Kosmo, Kari Ulfsnes Kleiven, David Hansen, Thor Inge Falch, Johannes Weisser and Ketil Hugaas, stage directos Sigrid Strøm Reibo
    Commissioned by: Norwegian National Opera
  • opera in two acts based on Sofi Oksanen's novel "Puhdistus" ("Purge")
    2012
    130'
    soloists, choir, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 5, 2 harps, piano+celesta, strings, phonogram
    Libretto: Jüri Reinvere (in Finnish and Estonian)
    Fp: April 20, 2012, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki; Finnish National Opera choir and symphony orchestra, conductor Paul Mägi, soloists Helena Juntunen, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, Niina Keitel, Jaakko Kortekangas, Tuomas Katajala, Juha Riihimäki, Koit Soasepp, Hanna Rantala, Petri Pussila, director Tiina Puumalainen
    Commissioned by: Finnish National Opera, Fennica Gehrman
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • The Opposite Shore [Vastaskallas]
    Radiophonic opera
    2001-2004
    60'26'
    phonogram
    Libretto: Jüri Reinvere and Tamur Tohver after ”The Parson of Reigi” by Aino Kallas, old Estonian language: Helve Võsamäe, Livonian lament: Julgī Stalte
    Fp: mise en scène – Tamur Tohver, designer – Tarvo Hanno Varres. Actors: Aarne Üksküla, Anne Reeman, Andres Raag, Marko Matvere, Janika Hirvi. Soloists: Julgī Stalte (voice), Dirk Schmigotzki (double bass). Kaia Urb,Veronika Portsmuth, Aarne Talvik, Allan Vurma (vocal soloists), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja, NYYD Ensemble, conductor Toomas Vavilov. April 16, 2004, Tallinn City Theatre, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Radio, Akademie der Künste Berlin

Musical and/or drama and/or dance works for stage

  • Dialog I
    music for dance performance
    2002
    56'
    accordion, double bass, phonogram
    Fp: Christine Paté (accordion), Dirk Schmigotzki (double bass), dancers: Johanna Hegenscheidt, Fabien Chas, Iannis Arabatzis, choreographer Michaela Fünfhausen; March 2, 2002, Berlin
    Commissioned by: Akademie der Künste Berlin

Ballets

  • Ballet. Music to Michaela Fünfhausen's dance-performance “Die gefiedete Schlange”
    2003
    60'
    phonogram
    Fp: Michaela Fünfhausen (dance, choreography); September 3, 2003, Alzey-Dautenheim, Germany
    FpEst: Michaela Fünfhausen (dance, choreography); June 17, 2006, Tartu St. John's Church, V Estonian Young Composers' Festival
    Commissioned by: City of Bochum
    CD „Zeit-Ton 16.10.2003. Con Misterio“, ORF (2003)

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Und müde vom Glück, fingen sie an zu tanzen (And Tired of Happiness, They Started to Dance)
    1. Schatten im Spiegel
    2. Bewegung des Wartens
    3. Entbehrung und Verlangen

    2018
    23'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, harp, piano/celesta, strings
    Fp: Estonian Festival Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi; August 8, 2018, Pärnu Concert Hall, Pärnu Music Festival
    Publisher: Sikorski
  • Through a Lens Darkly
    2017
    15'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+3, harp, piano/celesta, strings
    Fp: Gothenburg Symphony, conductor Frank Strobel; February 2 and 3, 2018, The Gothenburg Concert Hall, Sweden, concert "Ingmar Bergman - a centenary!"
    Commissioned by: Gothenburg Symphony
    Publisher: Sikorski
  • Norilsk, the Daffodils (Norilsk, ...narsisseja)
    2012
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 6330, 1+3, harp, piano/celesta, strings, spoken word on tape
    Text: Jüri Reinvere (in Finnish)
    Fp: Jyväskylä Sinfonia and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Atso Almila, reader Hanna Liinoja (on the phonogram); April 25, 2012, Jyväskylä City Theatre, April 26 in Kuopio Music Centre
    Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
  • Written on the Sand
    2001
    15'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4231, percussion (5 players), harp, celesta, piano, strings
    Fp: Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Olari Elts; October 12, 2001, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, festival „Nyyd“
    Commissioned by: Nyyd Festival
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for two or more soloists and orchestra

  • Concerto for Two Flutes
    I Civettando
    II Largo

    2016
    23'
    2 flutes, chamber orchestra: strings, percussion
    Fp: Maarika Järvi (flute), Monika Mattiesen (flute), Järvi Academy Chamber Orchestra, conductor Arkadi Leitush; July 16, 2016, Pärnu Concert Hall Chamber Hall, Pärnu Music Festival

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

  • Space Within
    2009
    14'
    accordion, saxophone, percussion, phonogram
    Text: Jüri Reinvere
    Fp: Trio S.A.P.: Jaak Lutsoja (accordion), Ursula Chillaud (saxophone), Anto Õnnis (percussion); June 5, 2009, Tartu St. John's Church, Estonian Young Composers' Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Young Composers' Festival

Quartets

  • Piano Quartet
    2015
    14'
    piano, violin, viola, cello
    Fp: String Quartet Odysseus, Diana Liiv (piano), March 2, 2015, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn

String quartets

  • 1. Central Hospital (2010-2011)
    2. Piazza di Santo Spirito (2010-2011)
    3. Iet (2016)

    2010-2016
    string quartet, spoken word on tape
    Text: Jüri Reinvere (in English)
    Fp: Two first quartets: Sinfonietta Riga String Quartet, Peter Yearsley (reader, on phonogram); March 22, 2011, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days. Third quartet: Tobias String Quartet, Peter Yearsley (reader, on phonogram); April 8, 2016, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days

Quintets

  • Flüchtig, für immer
    2018
    violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano
    Fp: William Hagen (violin), Sindy Mohamed (viola), Hayoung Choi (cello), Enno Senft (double bass), Anna Naretto (piano); June 27, 2018, concert on the occasion of the Vernissage of Contemporary Art from Estonia at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany
    Commissioned by: Kronberg Academy

Septets

  • The Minutes
    2015
    flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, viola, cello, piano, sponek word on tape
    Text: Jüri Reinvere
    Fp: Ensemble U:; November 11, 2015, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Camp Concert Hall, USA
    FpEst: Ensemble U:; December 29, 2015, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Chamber Hall

Works for large ensemble (8+)

  • Causérie des confiseurs
    1. Giocoso
    2. Lento
    3. Vivo
    4. Grave
    5. Andante cantabile
    6. Molto energico

    2016
    14'
    4 pianos in 16 hands
    Fp: Estonian Piano Orchestra: Johan Randvere - Margus Riimaa, Kai Ratassepp - Mati Mikalai, Reet Kopvillem-Ruubel - Piret Habak, Piret Väinmaa - Kristi Kapten; November 12, 2016, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn Piano Festival
  • The Arrival at the Ligurian Sea
    2014
    12'
    solo flute, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, double bass
    Text: Jüri Reinvere (in English)
    Fp: Monika Mattiesen (flute, reader), Ensemble Mosaik; June 2, 2014, Tartu St. John's Church, June 3, 2014, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonian Composers' Festival
  • Northwest Bow
    1998
    15'
    flute, 3 violins, viola, cello, double bass, percussion, piano, electronics (ad lib)
    Fp: NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; November 15, 1998, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church
    Commissioned by: NYYD Ensemble
    CD „Now“, Elwood Muusik (2001); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    CD „Zeit-Ton 16.10.2003. Con Misterio“, ORF (2003); NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts
    Manuscript
  • Double Quartet With Piano Solo
    1. Grave. Moderato con fuoco
    2. Adagio. Con moto
    1994
    23'
    2 string quartets, piano
    Fp: Jana Peäske (piano), NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts; March 22, 1994, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    CD „Klassikaraadio 10 – Estonian classical, folk and jazz favourites", Estonian Radio (2005); Jana Peäske (only Con moto)
    CD „a second... a century“, re:pi:n media (2009); Jana Peäske (piano), NYYD Ensemble, conductor Olari Elts

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for flute

  • La leggierezza
    2012
    flute
    Fp: March 21, 2012, Tallinn, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, State Competition for Wind and Percussion Players
    Publisher: Estonian Music Foundation
    Distributer: EMIC EMF 008
  • Ricordanza
    2012
    flute
    Fp: Tarmo Johannes (flute); March 13, 2012, Castle of Sleeping Beauty, Tallinn
    Commissioned by: Republican Wind and Percussion Players’ Competition 2012
    Publisher: Estonian Music Foundation
    Distributer: EMIC EMF 009

Works for piano

  • Drei alte Intermezzi [Kolm vana intermezzot]
    2018
    8'
    piano
    Fp: Mati Mikalai (piano); February 12, 2018, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, festival "Virmalised"
  • Solo vers la sarabande noire
    1998
    9'
    piano
    Fp: Marko Martin (piano); October 31, 1998, Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall, International Pianists Festival „Piano“
    Commissioned by: International Pianists Festival Piano
  • Evenings at Urvaste [Urvaste õhtud]
    1987
    6'
    piano
    CD „Klassikaraadio Comes to Visit!“, ERR (2015); Liidia Ilves (piano)
    CD „a second... a century“, re:pi:n media (2009); Ia Remmel (piano)
    Publisher: re:pi:n media
  • Naves
    1985
    9'
    piano

Works for organ

  • Wie ein Vogel zu fliegen
    2018
    10'
    organ
    Fp: Ines Maidre (organ; July 27, 2018, Pärnu St. Elizabeth's Church, Pärnu Inernational Organ Festival
    Commissioned by: Pärnu Inernational Organ Festival
  • Weil sie die Seelen fröhlich macht
    2017
    organ
    Fp: Kristel Aer (organ); November 14, 2017, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church

Works for other instrument

  • The Crown of Gneixendorf
    2016
    10'
    shawm
    Fp: Katharina Bäuml (shawm); January 20, 2017, Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin, New Music Festival "Ultraschall Berlin"

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for mixed choir and instrument(s)

  • Frost at Midnight
    2008
    20'
    bass flute, mixed choir
    Text: Jüri Reinvere (in English)
    Fp: Richard Craig (flute), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Risto Joost; April 5, 2008, Tallinn St. Nicholas's Church, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Sloath
    2006
    16'
    mixed choir, 4 pianos
    Text: Jüri Reinvere (in self-created language)
    Fp: Mixed Choir Latvija, Taavi Kerikmäe, Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann, Sten Lassmann, Kai Ratassepp (pianos), conductor Olari Elts; October 27, 2006, Estonia Concert Hall, International Pianists Festival „Piano“
    Commissioned by: International Pianists Festival Piano

Works for voice(s) and orchestra

  • Lieder bei schwindendem Licht
    vocal cycle
    1. Brief der jungen Lady Macbeth
    2. Die Taufe
    3. Sommerhaus
    4. Bagdad
    5. Methan

    2016
    25'
    soprano, symphony orchestra: 2222, 4231, 1+2, harp, strings
    Text: Jüri Reinvere (in German)
    Fp: Pille Lill (sopran), YOA Orchestra of the Americas, conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto; July 13, 2016, Rapla Chruch, Rapla Church Music Festival

Works for voice(s) and piano

  • Bleicher Karneval
    1. Halcyon (text: Jüri Reinvere)
    2. Zinnschmetterlinge (text: Jüri Reinvere)
    3. Brasilia (text: Sylvia Plath)

    2018
    soprano, piano
    Text: Sylvia Plath, Jüri Reinvere
    Fp: Caroline Melzer (soprano), Axel Braun (piano); June 30, 2018, Bad Kissingen, Rossini-Saal, Kissinger Sommer
    Commissioned by: Kissinger Sommer

Works for voice(s) and other instrument(s)

  • Requiem
    1. Melancholy Dancing
    2. The Drops of the Night
    3. The Opposite of Thought
    4. The Wakes in White
    2009
    45'
    flute, 4 male voices, spoken word on tape, video (ad lib)
    Text: Jüri Reinvere (in English)
    Fp: Richard Craig (flute), Aarne Talvik, Toomas Tohert, Rainer Vilu, Mikk Üleoja (voices), Catherine Jarvis (reader), Jüri Reinvere (live-electronics); March 23, 2009, Helsinki, cinema Orion
    FpEst: Mikael Schmid (flute), Aarne Talvik (bass), Toomas Tohert (tenor), Rainer Vilu (baritone), Mikk Üleoja (tenor); March 31, 2010, Tallinn St. John's Church, concert series "Viva oratorio!"
    CD+DVD "Requiem", re:pi:n media (2010). Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, soloists Rainer Vilu, Aarne Talvik, Toomas Tohert, Mikk Üleoja (conductor), Catherine Jarvis (text reader, video director), Helen Bledsoe (flute).

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Beneath the Burial Sky
    2009
    20'
    mixed choir
    Text: Jüri Reinvere (in English)
    CD+DVD "Requiem", re:pi:n media (2010). Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, soloists Rainer Vilu, Aarne Talvik, Toomas Tohert, Mikk Üleoja (conductor), Catherine Jarvis (text reader, video director), Helen Bledsoe (flute).

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AND MULTIMEDIA WORKS

  • The Empire of May
    2010
    11'
    voice, flute, kannel (or another plucked instrument), cello, electronics
    Text: Jüri Reinvere
    Fp: Ensemble Resonabilis; May 7, 2010, Kanuti Guild Hall, Tallinn
    CD "North Wind, South Wind", ERP (2012); Ensemble Resonabilis
  • 2007
    7'
    percussion (1 player), phonogram, projection
    Text: Jüri Reinvere (in Estonian, presented graphically)
    Fp: Anto Õnnis (percussion); April 16, 2007, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre chamber hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Anto Õnnis, Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Long Tide
    1. The Wind
    2. The Canon
    3. The Cadence
    4. The Water
    5. The Water Dancers
    6. The Downfall
    7. t.i.m.e.
    7. The Birth
    stage performance
    2006
    54'
    female solo flutist, tape
    Fp: Monika Mattiesen and Cyberstudio; March 23, 2006, Tallinn, KUMU Art Museum; music, text, video and choreography: Jüri Reinvere; director: Monika Mattiesen and Jüri Reinvere; dancers: Kristo Viiding, Andres Oja, Linda Vaher, Martin Mill, Meelis Põdersoo
    Commissioned by: Monika Mattiesen, Küberstuudio, Association of Estonian Professional Musicians
  • t.i.m.e. [A.E.G.]
    2005
    14'
    flute, electronics, video (ad lib)
    Text: Jüri Reinvere (in Estonian, presented graphically. Also translated in English by Doris Kareva)
    Fp: Cyberstudio: Monika Mattiesen (flute), Margo Kõlar (electronics), Margus Toomla (dancer); October 17, 2005, Tallinn City Theatre, festival „Nyyd“
    Commissioned by: Nyyd Festival
    CD „a second... a century“, re:pi:n media (2009); Richard Craig (flute), Peter Yearsley (reader)
  • Livonian Lament [Liivi itk]
    originally belongs into the 7th part of „The opposite shore“
    2003
    22'
    phonogram
    Text: Livonian folklore (translated by Jüri Reinvere, in Livonian, Estonian and German)
    Fp: Julgī Stalte, Anne Reemann, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja, NYYD Ensemble, conductor Toomas Vavilov
    CD „a second... a century“, re:pi:n media (2009); Julgī Stalte, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
  • Ristna
    1996
    7'30''
    phonogram
    Text: from Tõnu Õnnepalu's novel „Hind“ („The Price“), reading Kersti Kreismann

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Film music

  • Music to children's movie „Hay Animal“ [„Heinaloom“]
    Rao Heidmets Film Studio, directed by Rao Heidmets
    2001
  • Music to short film „Mistress“ [„Armuke“]
    Faama Film and ETV Teleteater, directed by Mart Kivastik
    1999
    Fp: June 3, 1999, Tallinn Cinema House