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Poul Ruders

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Tundra (1990)
Publisher
Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
1990
Duration
5 Minutes
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Poul Ruders Tundra (1990)
I have chosen the Finnish word ‘Tundra’ as a title, a word which is known internationally, and at the same time a word which represents the quintessence of the far North and this work: a certain isolated part of Sibelius’ world maintained, frozen, and hereafter - by me - changed to a short orchestral piece - with love from Denmark.

Tundra was commissioned by the Helsinki Philharmonics to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius. The work was world premiered in Helsingfors 7th December 1990 and repeated the next day on Sibelius’ date of birth in his native town.

- Poul Ruders



Score preview


  • Ensemble
    Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conductor
    Sergiu Comissiona
    Ondine:
  • Ensemble
    Danish National Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor
    Leif Segerstam
    Chandos:
  • Ensemble
    Odense SO
    Soloist(s)
    Susanna Phillips
    Conductor
    Scott Yoo
    Bridge:
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