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Skulte: The Heiress Of Vilkaci / Jansons, Latvian National Opera

Skulte / Latvian Nat'l Opera Soloists / Jansons
Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1320  
Composer:  Bruno Skulte
Conductor:  Andrejs Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian National Opera ChorusLatvian National Opera Orchestra

Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Along with his brother, the symphonist Adolfs Skulte (1909-2000), Bruno Skulte (1905-1976) represented a bridge between the Romantic era and the blooming of modern Latvian music. After arriving in the U.S. in 1949 he devoted his energies to Latvian music festivals and choir directing. This nationalistic opera was one of his crowning achievements.

REVIEW:
"...the opera and the recording are a most welcome delight." -- American Record Guide

[The Heiress of Vilkaci] "...has a fast-moving directness and vigor that connect with the listener, and the young singers, all recent graduates of Latvian conservatory programs, give it their all. The booklet contains a full synopsis and the entire libretto
Read more in both Latvian and English, and the opera as a whole may be of interest beyond its target Latvian audience to those intrigued by musical representations of folklore in general." -- James Manheim, Rovi

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Works on This Recording

1. Heiress Of Vilkaci by Bruno Skulte
Conductor:  Andrejs Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian National Opera Chorus,  Latvian National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 

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