Eduard Tubin. Works for Violin and Piano. Vol 1
Magic of Sound (Ralf Taal)
Joy and Sorrow Unmasked (European Union Baroque Orchestra, Lars Ulrik Mortensen)
Vivaldi senza basso (Baltic Baroque)
Vivaldi opera quinta (Baltic Baroque)
The Best of Arsis Bells (Arsis, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Male Choir, Aivar Mäe)
Faust (Ain Anger, Estonian National Opera)
Modigliani − the Cursed Artist (Estonian National Ballet, Risto Joost)
A joint project of ERP and Tartu City Government
The festival Glasperlenspiel (‘The Glass Bead Game’) directed by Peeter Vähi has got its inspiration from the novel by Hermann Hesse. It is certainly a leading musical event in Estonian summer where music lovers can enjoy performers like Australian Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Süd-West Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Tōkyō Philharmonic Chorus, Quintet of Berliner Philharmoniker, Gidon Kremer, Vadim Repin, Piotr Anderszewski, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Olli Mustonen, Järvi “dynasty”, Christoph Eschenbach, etc.
Next events: Jul 6th − 11th, 2017, Tartu, Estonia
Glasperlenspiel was born in July 1995, when the first festival was organized on the initiative of Pärnu City Government and Eesti Kontsert, the National Concert Institute. From its very beginning the artistic director of this festival is Peeter Vähi, a composer and music producer.
Ever since then the concert halls and the churches have acted as concert venues for many world famous artists (European Union Baroque Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Tōkyō Philharmonic Chorus, Absolute Ensemble, Kremerata Baltica, Roy Goodman, Christoph Eschenbach, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Vadim Repin, Gidon Kremer, Olli Mustonen) as well as leading musicians of Estonia (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Opera, Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, Estonian National Male Choir RAM, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Early Music Consort Hortus Musicus, NYYD Ensemble, Eri Klas, Paavo Järvi, Olari Elts, Andres Mustonen, Kristjan Järvi, Tõnu Kaljuste, Kalle Randalu).
Ticket info: Piletilevi (www.piletilevi.ee)
Peeter Vähi – artistic director
Tiina Jokinen – management director
Kadri Kiis – producer, accountant
Kaisa Luik – festival booklet
Olavi Sööt – logistics
Tanel Klesment – sound engineer
Reno Hekkonens – marketing
Johannes Vähi − webmaster, live streaming, logistics
Lukas Groen − orchestra’s management
Thanks: Tartu City Government, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Glasperlenspiel 2015; Glasperlenspiel 2014; Glasperlenspiel 2013; Glasperlenspiel 2012; Glasperlenspiel 2011; Glasperlenspiel 2010; Glasperlenspiel 2009; Glasperlenspiel 2008; Glasperlenspiel 2007; Glasperlenspiel 2006; Glasperlenspiel 2005; Archives: Glasperlenspiel 2003 and 2004
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Additional info: Wikipedia in English and Estonian
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animated symbols of Glasperlenspiel
External links: Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias (in English)
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