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FrontCover300 THE SOUL OF FIRE
Age Juurikas, piano


Will be released in 2018.

 

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AgeJuurikas420Instrument: Steinway & Sons D-274 tuned by Andres Leesik
Recorded in the Tubin Hall, Tartu on Oct 19th, 2017
Engineered by Tanel Klesment
Liner notes by Age Juurikas and Kaisa Luik
Photos by ...
Design by Mart Kivisild
Produced by Peeter Vähi

2018
ERP 10218
© Age Juurikas, Estonian Record Productions (Tallinn)



“The Soul of Fire” will be my first album that will be released in this year. Fire is the main theme for several reasons. To begin with, this album contains three pieces, where fire takes on different forms. In Manuel de Falla′s piano suite “El amor brujo” after the ballett of the same name, fire is spellbounding and sacred. In “La Vega” by Isaac Albéniz, fire is as if under the ashes, symbolizing also the fiery soul of a gypsy. In the transcription of Igor Stravinsky′s ballet “L'oiseau de feu” the fabulous Firebird has taken the fiery image. Secondly, since I was a child, I have been described as a spark of fire. Finally, I am a Sagittarius − a sign which is a part of the Fire Trigon.
I wish that my first album would be “alive” and that is why I prefer live recordings to the ones that are made in the studio. I am happy and thankful that I have the opportunity to record this album at the Tubin Hall in Tartu, because this hall is at the moment the most suited place for it in Estonia − a wonderful auditorium, great acoustics and a good Steinway piano! I am also glad that I can collaborate with the highly esteemed sound director Tanel Klesment and piano tuner Andres Leesik during this project. My special thanks belong to Estonian Record Productions, who help to make the dream of the album a reality.

Age Juurikas

Age Juurikas

  • unites in her interpretation the best traditions of German and Russian piano schools
  • started her musical education at Tallinn Music High School at the age of 4
  • has studied 5 years at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Vera Gornostayeva − one of the former students of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus
  • especially interested in less-performed works of great masters, and in new music
  • has participated in several large-scale new music projects such as Stockhausen’s Mantra, Grisey’s Vortex temporum...
  • has won several top prizes at international piano competitions
  • is regularly giving solo recitals, performing as a chamber musician and soloist with symphony orchestras
  • has worked with prominent conductors like Neeme Järvi, Kaspars Putniņš, Risto Joost...
  • regularly gives piano masterclasses
  • has recorded numerous hours of music for the archive of the Estonian Public Broadcasting
  • currently teaching piano at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

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See also other piano recordings by ERP: Keyboard Juggleress, Enter DenterEstonian Preludes, Northern Lights Sonata, The Well-tempered Clavier I, Sergei Rahmaninov. Piano Works, Toivo Nahkur, Neeme Järvi, Deus Ex Clavier, Marginalia, Great Maestros Vol I−V, Great Maestros Vol VI, Aleksandra Juozapénaité-Eesmaa, Heino Eller, Magic of Sound, Melancholy, Resurrection of Mozart, Waltzing Mephisto by the Danube, Wiegenlieder der Schmerzen, Von Salzburg bis Reval