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L'expérience estonienne
Finlandia 0630-17282-2

1996 French compilation disc with tracks selected from Finlandia's Estonian and Baltic Music Series recordings from the 1993-1995 period. This disc is very similar to the compilation issued elsewhere entitled "Estonian Experience". The Tüür tracks are the same on both, although they are placed differently in the tracking order.
Compilation selection is unaccredited, although the selection is substantially the same as the Estonian Experience CD.

Compositions by Erkki-Sven Tüür
Track 1. Piano Sonata (1985) Movement III. Allegro. Con moto 5:51 (Complete Movement III.)
Lauri Väinmaa: piano
Track 2. Oratorio "Ante Finem Saeculi" (1985) Tempus II (text: Viivi Luik) 5:43 (Excerpt),
Vera Talesh: soprano solo, Estonian Philharmonic Oratorio Choir & Estonian Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Track 8. Insula Deserta (1989) 8:55 (Complete)
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra / Juha Kangas

Other composer's works on this compilation
Tracks 3.-4. Urmas Sisask: Gloria Patri...(1988) I. Surrexit Christus, II. Omnis Una 4:57 (Excerpts from the complete work)
The Chamber Choir Eesti Projekt/Anne-Liis Treimann
Track 5. Urmas Sisask: Starry Sky Cycle - Ursa Minor (Peace) 3:17 (Excerpt from the complete work)
Lauri Väinmaa: piano
Track 6. Arvo Pärt: Pari intervallo (1976) (arr. for kantele by Ritva Koistinen 6:04 (Complete)
Ritva Koistinen: kantele
Track 7. Urmas Sisask: Magnificat (1990) VIII. Esurientes 3:43 (Excerpt from the complete work)
The Chamber Choir Eesti Projekt/Anne-Liis Treimann
Track 9. Veljo Tormis: Bridge of Song 4:10 (Complete)
Estonian Radio Choir/Toomas Kapten
Track 10. Lepo Sumera: Piece from the Year 1981 (1981) 7:06 (Complete)
Lauri Väinmaa: piano
Tracks 11.-14. Arvo Pärt: Partita (1958) 7:20 (Complete)
Lauri Väinmaa: piano

Commissions, Dedications, Premieres and Awards
See the original recordings for these details.

Music Publishers
Insula Deserta is published by M.P. Belaieff/C.F.Peters, Frankfurt
Oratorio "Ante Finem Saeculi" and Piano Sonata are published by Edition Fazer.

Other Points of Interest and Links
The French CD liner notes for this recording are by Franck Mallet. They are contained in a 40 page Finlandia catalogue that is glued onto the cardboard jewel box.
Although this disc is 10 years old (updated December 2005) it is occasionally still available in used copies from the French Amazon Online Store.