Antes Edition BM CD 31.9070 (European release)
Gaudeo op.33 was recorded in Helsinki, Finland in 1989. (The other works were recorded in Riga, Latvia in 1989 (Tracks 1.-4.) and in Tallinn, Estonia in 1994 (Track 5)). All of the recordings are from live concerts. Released in 1996
Recording Engineers:not identified; Mastering/restoration engineer:Heino Pedusaar; Recording producer: Bella Musica Audio-Video-Produktion. Jürgen Rinschler.
All compositions by Raimo Kangro (1949-2001)
Track 6. Gaudeo op.33 (1987) (23:20)
Chamber Choir of the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation & unidentified chamber ensemble / Tõnu Kaljuste
Tracks 1. to 4. Konzert für zwei Klaviere und Kammerorchester Nr. 2 op.36 (1988) (30:57)
Nora Novik & Raffi Haradjanjan:pianos; Tallinn Youth Philharmonic Orchestra / Toomas Kapten
Track 5. Konzert für zwei op.48 (1993) (16:58)
Mihkel Peäske:flute; Toomas Vavilov:clarinet; Tallinn Youth Philharmonic Orchestra / Toomas Kapten
Commissions, Dedications and Awards
The cantata Gaudeo op.33 was premiered by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste in Tallinn, Estonia in 1987. The Concerto No. 2 for two pianos and chamber orchestra op.36 was written for the contemporary music festival The Days of Estonian New Music in 1988. The Concerto for two op.48 was composed for and was premiered by the Tallinn Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and their soloists Mihkel Peäske and Toomas Vavilov in 1993.
The scores of Gaudeo op.33 and Konzert für zwei op.48 are published by Antes Edition/edition 49. The score of Konzert für zwei Klaviere und Kammerorchester op.36 is published by Sikorski, Hamburg.
Other Points of Interest and Links
1. The CD booklet contains a biographical text on the composer Raimo Kangro by Maarja Kangro (who is one of his daughters) in German (translation: EH), English (translation:Maarja Kangro), French (translation:Christian Hinzelin), Italian (translation: ASAP, Milano) and Estonian (original). The text of Gaudeo op.33 by A. Tamme is provided in its original Latin and in an Estonian and English translation by Estonian poetess Leelo Tungal (who is the composer's wife)
2. A link to the publisher Edition 49's site with a photograph and a brief biographical statement on the composer Raimo Kangro and his list of works is available here. There are also Real Audio files (including an extract from Gaudeo op.33) and e-mail addresses from which to order scores.