Cyrillus Kreek - The Suspended Harp of BabelECM
Vox Clamantis, under the direction of Jaan-Eik Tulve, has established itself as Estonia's foremost small vocal ensemble, at home in the worlds of both old and new music. Their ECM New Series discography, accordingly, has ranged from Gregorian chant and Perotin (as on Filia Sion) to present-day composers including Arvo Pärt (The Deer's Cry), Erkki-Sven Tüür (Oxymoron) and Helena Tulve (Arboles lloran por lluvia). On The Suspended Harp of Babel Vox Clamantis turns its attention to Cyrillus Kreek (1889-1962), whose work also took nourishment from ancient sources as well as from contemporaneous musical currents.
Vox Clamantis - Cyrillus Kreek: 'Suspended Harp of Babel' is highly responsive to the music of the Estonian language / Planet Hugill
To listen to the choral pieces on this disc is to hear music which is somehow familiar. The name of the composer Cyrillus Kreek may well be unfamiliar, but his use of Estonian folk-song as material and his way of treating it musically has had great influence in Estonia. To listen to this music is to hear an essential component of the DNA of much 20th century and contemporary Estonian music. The Suspended...
Vox Clamantis - The Deer's Cry makes IPR's 2016 Mega-Meta-List
With no snafus, IPR's 2016 classical mega-meta-list gave its coveted "top choice of the year" honor to the breakout Let Me Tell You and correctly named the other albums that got 10 votes or more. But don't let anyone tell you that the meta-list picks the "best" albums, since there can be no such thing. The term "classical" covers music so inconceivably varied that any year's finest albums can...
Arvo Part. The world's most performed living composer for sixth year running / estonian world
The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has, for the sixth year in a row, been given the title of the "world's most performed living composer" by the classical music event database, Bachtrack, Estonian World can disclose. Bachtrack calculates a series of statistics each year that show the number of times the work of each composer has been performed, along with information regarding the "hardest-working" c...
Vox Clamantis - The Deer's Cry / WFMT: Featured Release
The second ECM New Series album to fully showcase the pure-toned Estonian vocal group Vox Clamantis and its artistic director/conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve is devoted to compositions by their great countryman, Arvo Pärt – whose music has been the most performed globally of any living composer over the past five years. Pärt: Summa (6:02); Veni Creator (2:32) from Vox Clamantis: The Deer's C...