Veljo Tormis: Laulu palju - Liederhaufen - Heaps of Songs

Carus 83.400

Recorded at the Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia in June 1998 and June 1999. Released in 2000.

Sound Engineer: Jaan Tsadurjan; Recording Producer: Maido Maadik; Photos: Tõnu Tormis; Production by Carus-Verlag, Stuttgart.

All compositions by Veljo Tormis (1930-)

Tracks 1.-2. Kaks laulu Ernst Enno sõnadele (Two songs with words by Ernst Enno) (1948/98) (8:00)   

Tracks 3.-5. Kolm laulu eeposest "Kalevipoeg" (Three songs from the epic "Son of Kalev" (1960) (11:26)

Tracks 6.-8. Kolm Setu töölaulu (Three Setu work songs) (1976) (6:32)

Tracks 9.-12. Neli Sangaste mängulaulu (Four game songs from Sangaste) (1981) (7:35)

Tracks 13.-18. Kuus eesti lastelaulu (Six Estonian children's songs) (1989) (5:38)

Tracks 19.-27. Üheksa eesti lõikuslaulu (Nine Estonian harvest songs) (1987/92) (10:35)

Tracks 28.-40. Kolmteist eesti lüürilist rahvalaulu (Thirteen Estonian Lyrical Folk Songs) (1972) (19:25)

Track 41. Laulu palju (Heaps of Songs) (1973) (6:32)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste

Commissions, Dedications and Awards

Research in progress.

Music Publishers

All of the scores of Veljo Tormis: Laulu palju - Liederhaufen - Heaps of Songs are published by Carus-Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany.

Other Points of Interest and Links

The CD booklet contains the texts of Laulu palju in Estonian, German, English and French. It also contains an overview (2 pages) of the music of Veljo Tormis by Urve Lippus with additional comments (1 page) on the works by Veljo Tormis. These are in German with translations into English (translation: Urve Lippus) and French (translation: Jean Paul Ménière). There are also short biographical notes on the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tõnu Kaljuste in German, English and French.

This recording of Kolmteist eesti lüürilist rahvalaulu (Thirteen Estonian Lyrical Folk Songs) is actually the second by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tõnu Kaljuste. The first was recorded in 1976 under the name of the Ellerhein Chamber Choir and it was Side One of their first vinyl LP record released in 1981 on the Melodiya label C10-14085-6. See that album in the Tõnu Kaljuste and Veljo Tormis LP Discography here.