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Small Estonia, large chamber music

Hando Nahkur (piano). Photo by Kaupo Kikkas.
Hando Nahkur (piano). Photo by Kaupo Kikkas.

ULM, Germany

An Estonian evening in the series “Classic!”. Tonight the Prezioso String Quartet and Hando Nahkur are performing in the townhouse. Composer Errki-Sven Tüür is already leading by 19 clock into his work …

To which extent the Prezioso String Quartet feels it has become an ambassador of his country?

HANNA LIIS NAHKUR: “We all come from Estonia and we are always surrounded by the music of our homeland. Yes, we feel as an Estonian ensemble. From a purely geographical viewpoint we are a small country, but in terms of music – a hot spot – especially because Estonia has produced a number of outstanding composers like Erkki-Sven Tüür, Arvo Pärt, Lepo Sumera – just to name a few. And all the speak a musical language all their own. There is nothing comparable in other countries hardly.” …

Full text (in German): http://www.swp.de/ehingen/lokales/ulm_neu_ulm/Kleines-Estland-grosse-Kammermusik;art4329,3015990

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