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Esenvalds: St. Luke Passion & Other Sacred Works / Klava, Latvian Radio Choir


Release Date: 05/13/2016 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1247   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Eriks Esenvalds
Performer:  Ieva ParsaJanis KursevsDaumants KalninsLiga Paegle,   ... 
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio ChoirSinfonietta Riga
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



This new album’s title piece, Passion according to St Luke, is a 30-minute work in eight movements which was completed by composer Eriks Esenvalds in 2014. Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds (b. 1977) is one of the top composers of vocal music, and one of the foremost Latvian composers of this generation. This album features works composed by Esenvalds from 2006 until now. Prior recordings by the Latvian Radio Choir have been extremely well-received. Their recording of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil was chosen as Editor’s Choice, Record of the Month, and received a nomination in the Gramophone awards.


This new album’s title piece, Passion according to St Luke, is a 30-minute work in eight movements which was completed by composer Eriks Esenvalds in 2014. Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds (b. 1977) is one of the top composers of vocal music, and one of the foremost Latvian composers of this generation. This album features works composed by Esenvalds from 2006 until now. Prior recordings by the Latvian Radio Choir have been extremely well-received. Their recording of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil was chosen as Editor’s Choice, Record of the Month, and received a nomination in the Gramophone awards. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
St. Luke Passion by Eriks Esenvalds
Performer:  Ieva Parsa (Mezzo Soprano), Janis Kursevs (Tenor), Daumants Kalnins (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Sinfonietta Riga
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 
2.
A drop in the ocean by Eriks Esenvalds
Performer:  Liga Paegle (Alto), Ieva Ezeriete (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Sinfonietta Riga
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2006 
3.
The First Tears by Eriks Esenvalds
Performer:  Ferijs Millers (Percussion), Normunds Kirsis (Percussion), Rudolfs Bertins (Percussion),
Kristine Barkovska (Percussion), Aleksandrs Maijers (Recorder), Inga Martinsone (Percussion),
Inita Vindava (Percussion), Karlis Rutentals (Percussion), Janis Kokins (Percussion)
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 
4.
Litany of the Heavens by Eriks Esenvalds
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 

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