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Toivo Tulev’s orchestral work Descendit to be premiered


Toivo Tulev
Photo: Mare Raidma

Toivo Tulev’s new work Descendit (2011) will be premiered in Saturday. Work written for violin, oboe, piano and strings was inspired of concerto grosso – form of Baroque music in which the musical material is passed between a small group of soloists and full orchestra.

Tulev’s new opus will be performed by Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Risto Joost. First performance will take place at the Tallinn Philharmonic Society’s concert Talents at Home – series that introduces young talented musicians who began their studies in Estonia but currently studying or working abroad. This concert presents violinist Mari Poll, student of Royal College of Music in London, who plays the solo part in György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto (1990/1992).

Conductor Risto Joost and Toivo Tulev have been cooperated for a long time – since 2003 six works have received their premiere under the direction of Joost who additionally has sung the couner-tenor part in several Tulev’s pieces.

Along with Tulev’s piece and foregoing Ligeti’s Violin Concerto also two other remarkable works will be performed: Igor Stravinski’s Concerto in Es Dumbarton Oaks (1937–1938) – a neo-classical piece motivated – similarly to Tulev – by form of concerto grosso, and Erkki-Sven Tüür’s cycle Show, that was premiered by Tallinn Chamber Orchestra in 1993.

Concert Talents at Home, where Toivo Tulev’s Descendit will be premiered, will take place on April 16 at 7 pm in Tallinn Methodist Church.