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Latvian Radio Choir | Estonia, Haapsalu White Nights Music Festival

  • 27. june, 21:00
Haapsalu's Dome Church

Latvian Radio Choir
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Risto Joost



Tõnu Kõrvits - „Sina oled valgus ja hommik“ / „Sei la luce e il mattino“ / Trilogy II


"This piece is a sort of hymn to life and love, sung from an abyss. There is love for nature and the land. There is a good deal of longing, grief, sadness, beauty, and nostalgia. And yet the words are full of low fluidity, and a kind of mystical bubbling and pulsation."
- Tõnu Kõrvits

Tõnu Kõrvits (1969) is a rising star of Estonian contemporary music, more and more frequently performed in Estonia and foreign countries. Beside Veljo Tormis' shamanistic spells, Erkki-Sven Tüür’s energetic explosions and Arvo Pärt's religious contemplations, Kõrvits’ sound world stands out as highly poetic, full of visionary fantasies. His music carries the listener along on hypnotic journeys through the landscapes of nature and folk tradition, human soul and subconscious. Calm but suggestive melodies in his works are integrated into rich and refined spectrum of harmony and timbre colours. Figurative titles often reflect romantic allegories or mythological imagery: The Detached Bridge; For You, the Messenger of Night; To My Spiritual Brother; The Sign of Love; River of Gratitude; Eldorado; The Blue Gate, etc. In last decade, Estonian folk song and sometimes also other archaic and exotic song traditions have become important as a substance and source of inspiration for the composer.