By the announcement of Estonian Radio, the 53rd International Rostrum of Composers co-organised by the International Music Council and Radio France took place from 6–9 June in Paris. Two works presented by Estonian Radio, Toivo Tulev’s flute concerto “Deux” and Jüri Reinvere’s electronic composition “Liivi itk” (Livonian Lament), were both voted among this year’s 10 recommended works.
Every year, the jury of the Rostrum announces 10 recommended works and 1 selected work. This year radio stations from 30 different countries over the world presented 58 new compositions of contemporary music at the Rostrum. The selected work in the general category was "Herzenseele" by German composer Arnulf Herrmann. In the young composers category the winner was "Legende de la femme emmuree” by Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds.
The International Rostrum of Composers does not give out cash awards. Instead, the aim of the Rostrum is to introduce and disseminate works of contemporary music via national radio stations around the globe. Thus, every year the most outstanding compositions presented at the Rostrum will be broadcast by no less than thirty radio stations on different continents.
More information about Toivo Tulev see www.emic.ee
More information about Jüri Reinvere see www.reinvere.ee