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Peeter Vähi

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Peeter Vähi in 2019

Peeter Vähi (born 18 May 1955, Tartu) is a classical Estonian composer.[1] Vähi's work Relaxatio, written in 1992 and inspired by Asian intonal elements of Tibetan canticles, is a noted electronic work of psychotherapeutic music.[2]


  • Music for Synthesizers (1989) Melodiya (vinyl LP), Works: "Reverence", "Evening Music", "Concerto grosso", "Gates", performed by: Mati Kärmas, Ivo Sillamaa, Andrus Vaht, Peeter Vähi, C60 28297 004
  • The Path to the Heart of Asia (1992) Erdenklang (CD), (based on oriental folk music), 20602
  • 2000 Years After the Birth of Christ (1995) Forte (CD), performed by: Kaia Urb, Works: "Hortus Musicus", "The Bad Orchestra", FD 0016/2
  • 2000 Years After the Birth of Christ (1995) Antes Edition Classics (CD), performed by: Kaia Urb, Works: "Hortus Musicus", "The Bad Orchestra", BM-CD 31.9059
  • Sounds of the Silver Moon (1996) Forte (CD), Co-authorship: Abhay Phagre, Krishna Kumar Kapoor, FD 0038/2
  • To His Highness Salvador D (1997) Antes Edition Classics (CD), Works: "To His Highness Salvador D", "Mystical Uniting", "Digital Love", "Concerto Piccolo", "Four Engravings of Reval", Performed by: Hortus Musicus, Camerata Tallinn, 1997 Antes Edition Classics BM CD 31.9086
  • Supreme Silence (1998) CCn’C (CD), Work: "Supreme Silence", performed by: Irén Lovász, Estonian National Male Choir RAM, English Handbell Ensemble Arsis, Konchok Lundrup and Kristjan Järvi
  • Handbell Symphony (1997) Antes Edition Classics (CD), Work: "Handbell Symphony", Performed by: English Handbell Ensemble Arsis and Estonian National Symphony Orchestra,
  • A Chant of Bamboo (2006) (vinyl LP), Works: "A Chant Of Bamboo", "The White Concerto", "Forty-two", "Mystical Uniting", performed by: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Slava Grigoryan, Neeme Punder, Nils Rõõmussaar, Andres Uibo, Risto Joost. Live in Estonia Concert Hall, March 16, 2006, ERP 1006
  • Chrysanthemum Garden (2007) CCn’C Records (Germany) (non-physical release), Works: "Chrysanthemum Garden Chant", "Green Tār"ā, performed by: Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, Matsubara Chifuru (Japan), Fujisaki Shigeyasu (shinobue-flute, Japan), Girl's Choir Ellerhein, Tiia-Ester Loitme, Sevara Nazarkhan (vocal, Uzbekistan), musicians of Estonian National Opera,
  • Maria Magdalena (2012) Estonian Records Productions (Super Audio CD), Work: "Mary Magdalene Gospel", performed by: Peeter Volkonski, Sevara Nazarkhan, Priit Volmer, Mixed Choir Latvija, Riga Dom Cathedral Boys Choir, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Risto Joost, ERP 5412
  • In the Mystical Land of Kaydara (2017) Estonian Records Productions (DVD), Work: "In the Mystical Land of Kaydara", an African initiation rite, performed by: Tanel Padar, Mati Turi, Rauno Elp, Priit Volmer, Girls' Choir Ellerhein, Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Mihhail Gerts, video director Jüri Tallinn, 2017 / SSI ERP 8816
  • Hommage a Brilliance De Lune (2020) Estonian Record Productions Works: "Hommage a Brilliance De Lune (single CD), Beethoven-Vähi, performed by: Hortus Musicus, ERP 11920
  • Tamula Fire Collage (double CD), Works: "Saatus / Fate", "The Flutish Kingdom, Being and Nothingness in Kostabi's Atelier", "2000 Years After The Birth Of Christ", performed and/or co-composed by: Neeme Punder, Siiri Sisask, Kirile Loo, "Hortus Musicus"


  1. ^ O'Connor, K. (2006). Culture and Customs of the Baltic States. Culture and customs of Europe. Greenwood Press. p. 183. ISBN 978-0-313-33125-1. Retrieved 29 May 2021. Among the younger composers, Peeter Vähi (b. 1955) is perhaps the most eclectic, drawing inspiration from sources that range from Western rock and roll to the classical music of India. The composer of pop-rock, new-age music, and classical ...
  2. ^ Mark Rais. Leonardo Music Journal, Vol. 3, (1993), p. 92-92, MIT Press

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