Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 6 pm Seewald summer-manor
Paldiski mnt 56, Tallinn
Baroque ensemble Corelli Consort on period instruments
Jüri Kuuskemaa - summer manors around Tallinn
Imre Rammul - the history and future of the more than 100 years old psychiatric hospital.
soloist Kaia Urb, soprano
Solo cantatas by Scarlatti, sonatas, trio sonatas by Corelli, Händel, Telemann
Series of concerts Estonian Manors 2005 - history, baroque music, architecture,
romantic old castles, reveille for the Maecenas movement for welfare of our
Estonian biggest architectural and overall
cultural values are doubtless Old Town of Tallinn and our numerous manorial estates,
the Baltic-German culture has left a strong footmark both onto the
characteristic way of thinking and general outlook of Estonia. Being
close to the era with their style of music, the presentations of baroque ensemble
Corelli Consort suit particularly
well with historical buildings - castles, manor houses, nobility dwellings,
churches - music is played in old houses as if it was played centuries ago.
Therefore this year already 7th time Corelli Consort is arranging the major
concert series of the season: Estonian
Manors covering the whole country in every August.
general idea characterising the
concert series is to create a most suitable historical atmosphere in
by the usage of musical means. During the concert audience will hear
sparkling baroque music on authentic period instruments performed by
professional baroque musicians. And also an overview from an art
Kuuskemaa about the history of every particular manor house, its
value and dignified families who once have lived there. In Seewald
summer-manor the head doctor of the Tallinn Psychiatric Hospital Imre
Rammul will give an idea about the history of the 100-years old clinic
on the lands of a historic summer-manor.
Since 1999 Estonian Manors has introduced already 24 different manorial estates over the whole country and supported 6 little schools and orphanages, situated in manor complexes. The wider farther aim of the project is to contribute to the
preservation of the abundant manorial estates one can find in Estonia
for future generations, acknowledgement of the problem and rising
interest towards it. Unfortunately, lots of the manor complexes are
found in very bad condition, many stand in a soon danger of final
perishing, although being real relics of national importance. Since the
reconstruction works are very expensive one cannot expect of small
schools and orphanages to be able to repair these marvellous cultural
landmarks merely from means of their own. Corelli Music agency would like to enliven the
aristocratic way of thinking and the idea of Maecenas movement - that
is even older than Christianity.