Estonian Romance. The Yearning

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23.02.14 16:00 Hall of Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6, Tallinn). Series Toompea Music Lounge



Concert agency Corelli Music invites you to celebrate the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in a fancy ballroom in the heart of the magical old town of Tallinn!


Sun, 23 February 2013 at 4 pm, Toompea Music Lounge

Palace of Ungern-Sternberg / Hall of Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6, Tallinn)



Kaia Urb (soprano)

Heiki Mätlik (guitar)


PROGRAMME: A beautiful and yearning selection of romances by Estonian composers (Miina Härma, Margo Kõlar, Ester Mägi, Kuldar Sink, Eino Tamberg, August Johannes Torma, August Weizenberg etc)



On 23 February at 4 pm, concert agency Corelli Music celebrates the anniversary of Republic of Estonia with a spirited matinée „ESTONIAN ROMANCE. THE YEARNING" in cosy Toompea Music Lounge. A renown soprano Kaia Urb and guitarist Heiki Mätlik perform beautiful and yearning songs by Estonian composers that also appear on Kaia Urb's previous album „The Yearning" („Igatsus"). The former Palace of Ungern-Sternberg, the historical building in the heart of Tallinn, is located on the edge of Toompea hill and fascinates with its luxurious interior and glorious view over the sea and the roofs of old town.


In addition to romances by more classical composers, such as Miina Härma, Mihkel Lüdig, August Weizenberg, Konstantin Türnpu and Artur Lemba, the lounge concert includes newer songs by Estonian composers Ester Mägi, Eino Tamberg, Kuldar Sink and Margo Kõlar. The yearning for something beautiful and elusive are added by some Russian romances. In the eve of the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the romances by amateur composer August Johannes Torma (1895-1971), known for his diplomatic career, will be premiered. Musicians Kaia Urb and Heiki Mätlik have been collaborated for about two decades and they have recorded five albums together.



Kaia Urb is one of the most appraised soloists for major vocal genres both at home in Estonia and abroad. She has graduated from the Tallinn State Conservatory and studied with Lilian Gentele in Stockholm. Since 1982 Kaia Urb has been a member of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. She has sung solos for major vocal works in the choir's repertoire on numerous tours and recordings. Kaia Urb has worked with several well-known conductors such as Tõnu Kaljuste, Neeme Järvi, Paul Mägi, Paul Hillier, Olari Elts, Juha Kangas, Saulius Sondeckis and others, and music groups such as The Hilliard Ensemble, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Baroque Orchestra, Estonian early music ensemble Hortus Musicus and modern music group NYYD Ensemble, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and others.


Kaia Urb (soprano) and Heiki Mätlik (guitar) have performed together as a duo for more than a twenty years for now and recorded five Cds. The concerts they have given together have been successful in all over Estonia, in Germany and in Finland, The Netherlands etc. The repertoire of the duo is wide - from the very early music to the most contemporary compositions.




10 € / 8 €* in Piletilevi and Statoil and 12 € / 10 €*  before the concert at the concert venue, if possible

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*Special price: students, pensioners, disabled people and their companions, music teachers, members of the Association of Estonian Professional Musician
Eesti romanss- videoklipp
Kaia Urb ja Heiki Mätlik. Foto: Dr Agu Lipping
Ungern-Sternbergide linnapalee saal
Eesti Romanss
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