Heigo Rosin defends his doctoral thesis on 28 May at 14:30 room A-402 for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Music):

„Kaasaegse instrumentaalkontserdi mõtestamisest Erkki-Sven Tüüri  „Magma” näitel – interpreedi vaade“

Supervisor: professor Kerri Kotta, PhD (EMTA)

Opponent: Mihhail Gerts, PhD (muusikas), Berliin

The doctoral thesis is available HERE and in print in the EAMT library.

Part of Summary:

In the doctoral thesis „Considerations on Modern Instrumental Concerto using Erkki-Sven Tüür’s „Magma” as an Example – an Interpreter’s View”, I addressed the challenges faced by soloists in performing contemporary instrumental concerto using Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Symphony No. 4 „Magma” as an example. The thesis aimed to define and describe the functions of the soloist.

The thesis consists of an introduction, four chapters, and a conclusion. Drawing on existing literature, I described Tüür’s musical style and development and the characteristics of „Magma”. Through full score analysis, I identified various relationships between the musical material performed by the soloist and that performed by the orchestra, referring to them as the soloist’s functions. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to understand how composer Erkki-Sven

Tüür and other performers of „Magma” interpret the work. Finally, I made general observations when considering „Magma” to ensure high-level artistic performance. The materials used in writing the thesis included the score of „Magma” , articles by Kerri Kotta and Merike Vaitmaa, as well as interviews with Erkki-Sven Tüür, Evelyn Glennie, Guntars Freibergs, Risto Joost, and Kristjan Järvi.