Korvits – Moorland Elegies
Using Emily Brontë’s nine poems that form Moorland Elegies, the Estonian composer, Tonu Korvits, has created a choral work that reflects Brontë’s pictures of love, despair and death with the Yorkshire Moors as the backdrop. Completed two years ago this is music of our time with more than a hint of Vaughan Williams, the nine poems employing a mixed chorus and chamber orchestra entirely of strings. It is an extended score lasting around 55 minutes and here enjoys a performance of ever-changing moods from the fabulous Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and the equally outstanding Tallinn Chamber Orchestra conducted by the young, Risto Joost. Add top quality recorded sound and you have a hugely recommended release.