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Composer: Vasks, Pēteris (b. 1946)

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LondonPlainscapes

Debussy, Vasks, Shostakovich
Argenta Trio; Malgorzata Garstka; Nicolas Dupont; Margarita Balanas

StockholmShostakovich's Magnificent Leningrad Symphony

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

HeidenheimOH! In der Stiftskirche

© Mellenthin
Tormis, Einfelde, Dzenītis, Vasks, Pärt, Mažulis
Marcus Creed; SWR Vokalensemble; Neuer Kammerchor Heidenheim

LondonTheatre of Voices – Baltic Voices

© João Messias
Tormis, Vasks, Tulve, Pärt, Saariaho
Theatre of Voices; Paul Hillier

ViennaWiener KammerOrchester / Hugo Ticciati

Pärt, Vasks, Stravinsky, Haydn
Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Hugo Ticciati
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Soulful Advent music from the Scottish Ensemble with Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe © Kaupo Kikkos
The Scottish Ensemble with guitarist Sean Shibe perform a thoughtful programme of ancient and modern Christmas-themed music in a candlelit St John’s Kirk.
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Bach goes Baltic: Kremerata Baltica at the Elbphilharmonie

Iveta Apkalna © Daniel Dittus
An intriguing combination of three contemporary Baltic composers matched against Bach, delivered with consummate musicianship by Kremerata Baltica.
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Serene Vasks and exuberant Shostakovich in Belgrade

Alina Pogostkina © Nikolaj Lund
Alina Pogostkina and the Belgrade Philharmonic strings shone in Peteris Vasks' atmospheric Distant Light while Fabrice Bollon entertained with Shostakovich's most exuberant symphony.
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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.
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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. 
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