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Eller: Symphonic Poems - Night Calls; White Night; Twilight; Dawn
Composed by Heino Eller. Classical. CD. Ondine #ODE 1335-2. Published by Ondine (NX.ODE-1335-2).
Item Number: NX.ODE-1335-2
This second volume in a series dedicated to the orchestral works of Heino Eller by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under conductor Olari Elts is a ground-breaking introduction to one of the founders of the Estonian school of music. The present volume consists of Eller's symphonic poems and contains some of Eller's earliest symphonic works, including one of his most well-known works, Dawn (Koit). The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is one of the best-known Estonian music ensembles in the world. The choir was founded in 1981 by Tonu Kaljuste, who was its artistic director and chief conductor for twenty years. The repertoire of the choir extends from baroque to the music of the 21st century, with a special focus on the work of Estonian composers, such as Arvo Part, Veljo Tormis, Galina Grigorjeva, Tonu Korvits and introducing their output to the world. The choir has won the Grammy Award twice and has received 15 Grammy nominations. Other awards include the Gramophone Award, the Diapason d'Or, and Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.