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Composer: Vasks, Pēteris (b. 1946)

October 2018
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TwickenhamNavarra String Quartet

Navarra String Quartet
Artsybushev, Lyadov, Blumenfeld, Vasks, Schubert
Navarra String Quartet


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

LondonTheatre of Voices – Baltic Voices

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

ParisGrand Nord

Vasks, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; Andris Poga; Nicholas Angelich
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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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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.
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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.
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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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