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Magi: Orchestral Music

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2008

Originally recorded in 2008

Artists:

Arvo Volmer


Mihkel Kutson


Tarmo Pajusaar

clarinet

Ada Kuuseoks

piano

Mati Mikalai

piano

Venue:

Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Radio



Producer:

Martin Anderson

(Executive)

Engineer:

Maris Laanemets

(Bukoolika)

Maido Maadik

(Vesper)

Mati Brauer

(Piano Concerto)

Tanel Klesment

(Variations, Symphony)

Record Label
Toccata

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Chamber

Total Time - 64:57
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ESTER MAGI

(b. 1922)
   
1 

Vesper (1990, arr. 1998)

7:32
   
 

Piano Concerto (1953)

22:42  
2 Allegro moderato 10:26
3 Andante sostenuto 6:08
4 Allegro 6:08
 Ada Kuuseoks piano
5 

Bukoolika (1983)

8:34
 Mati Mikalai piano
 Tarmo Pajusaar clarinet
 Arvo Volmer
6 

Variations for Piano, Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (1972)

12:22
   
 

Symphony (1968)

13:29  
7 Allegro assai 2:30
8 Andante 5:09
9 Presto 6:08
 Mihkel Kutson


In her native country Ester Mägi (b. 1922) is known as ‘the First Lady of Estonian music’. A much-loved figure at home, Mägi is now beginning to enjoy a reputation further afield, where her incorporation of elements of Estonian folk-music into classical forms is being recognised as a fresh and original contribution to European art-music.

‘An enjoyable CD which has a deservedly honourable place in the Toccata Classics catalogue… Enjoyed and recommended’

Peter Grahame Woolf

Musical Pointers

‘Mägical stuff… Have your horizons broadened and be happy about it. Toccata and Martin Anderson score another palpable hit. Mägi’s name will from now on be on your ’to collect’ list.’

Rob Barnett

MusicWeb - June 2007

‘...serenely contemplative… profound and personal, a rich exploration of advanced harmonies and… something of a hit on Baltic radio stations. [… I was] struck by the depth of passionate feeling running through both the music and the performances’

Rick Jones

New Statesman - 9 July 2007

‘Authoritative performances, glowingly engineered’

International Piano Magazine - January/February 2008

‘Mägi has no great concern for public acclaim -- a fact that allowed her to avoid state commissions under Soviet control and remain an independent voice, but she certainly deserves to be heard now.’

Patric Standford

Music & Vision Daily - 7 February 2008

‘The performances are uniformly good, with close attention paid to accenting, firm rhythms, and sectional blending… If this CD is anything to go by, Mägi has far more to offer than the usual East European “picture postcard,” and I hope we’ll hear more from her.’

Barry Brenesal
 

Fanfare - March/April 2008

                                    Editors Choice

"...An absolute gem of a disc, strongly recommended." 

Guy Rickards
 

Gramophone - Awardds Issue October 2007

‘...this is ideal territory: this disc devoted to the music of Estonian composer Ester Mägi deserves a wide audience. [...] There are several wonderful orchestral works here showing the vast range and eclecticism of her compositional language, from a powerfully rhythmic Symphony to the rich and indulgent string-writing of Vesper... Pianists especially should seek out this release for the Piano Concerto... wonderfully approachable [and] refreshingly unpretentious... this is fascinating repertoire, beautifully played and recorded, and well worth seeking out’

Nicholas Salwey

International Record Review - March 2008



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