Symphony #2 "The Legendary" (1937)
Symphony #6 (1954)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
BIS CD-304 63:21
The Estonian composer Tubin wrote ten symphonies and the torso of an eleventh. The completed symphonies have all been recorded for BIS by the Estonian conductor, Neeme Järvi, using a number of orchestras, together with two violin concertos, a double bass concerto, a balalaika concerto, a piano concertino, and several short orchestral works, including a suite from the ballet Kratt.
Arvo Volmer has also recorded the symphonies for Alba. The 2nd and 6th symphonies are representative of Tubin's orchestral style. The music is by turns dramatic and introspective, with something of the sense of menace found in, for example, Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky. It also makes use of the piano.