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Composer: Vasks, Pēteris (b. 1946)

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StockholmBaltic Anniversary

Baltic Anniversary
Martinů, Vasks, Tüür, Bartók
Sinfonietta Rīga; Normunds Šnē; Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Marc Bouchkov

BudapestSergei Krylov and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra

© Mary Slepkovat
Malcys, Vasks, Bartók, Bernstein
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; Sergej Krylov

StockholmShostakovich's Magnificent Leningrad Symphony

Vasks, Shostakovich
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Klaus Mäkelä; Swedish Radio Choir

MelbourneDale Barltrop

Bach, Vine, Vasks
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Dale Barltrop

ClaytonDale Barltrop

Bach, Vine, Vasks
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Dale Barltrop
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An inspiring, faith-filled concert in Riga

Sigvards Kļava © Riga Festival
The Latvian Radio Choir, coupled with the Sinfonietta Rīga Orchestra under the conductor Sigvards Kļava give an ethereal rendition of four contemporary Latvian composers in Riga Cathedral.
****1
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Ancient and Modern: a beautiful Winter Chorale

Scottish Ensemble at St John's Kirk © Scottish Ensemble (2015)
The Scottish Ensemble is joined by I Fagiolini in a Winter Chorale linking ancient and modern music for Advent and Christmas. 
****1
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SCO explore music drawn from nature

Olari Elts © Marco Borggreve
Vasks’ Viola Concerto receives its Scottish première with Maxim Rysanov and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as they explore music and nature in the Baltic, Rome and America.
****1
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Wrath, hellfire and Soviet shadows

Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
Rachmaninov had a strange fascination with the Dies irae chant. For last night’s concert, Andrés Orozco-Estrada prefaced the Symphonic Dances with a rendition of this Gregorian Chant.
***11
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Through the wringer with the ACO

Richard Tognetti, Nathan Braude and the ACO in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante © Mark Allan | Barbican
With utter technical mastery, the ACO extract every emotion from a concert that gets progressively darker as the evening proceeds. 
*****
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