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Vasks: Laudate Dominum / Klava, Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Riga

Vasks / Latvian Radio Choir / Klava
Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1302  
Composer:  Peteris Vasks
Performer:  Ilze Reine
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio ChoirSinfonietta Riga
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release includes new works written by Peteris Vasks (b. 1946), internationally the most well-known composer from Latvia, performed by his compatriots, the Latvian Radio Choir and Sinfonietta Riga under the direction of Sigvards Klava. During the years both the choir and the orchestra have collaborated extensively with the composer and premiered several works by him, including Da pacem, Domine which was premiered as a part of Peteris Vasks' 70th anniversary concert in 2016. This album is the third album dedicated to works by Vasks by the Latvian Radio Choir and Sigvards Klava on Ondine. Three works included on this album were written in 2016: Da pacem, Domine is according to the composer, a powerful “cry of desperation for our times, a Read more prayer for our mad world. I believe that music strengthens our faith, love and soul.” Mein Herr und mein Gott is a work inspired by a solemn meditation written by a 15th century Swiss mystic Nicholas of Flüe, also known as Brother Klaus. The lyrics of Laudate Dominum, the title piece of the album, consist of only one sentence which is repeated by the choir. The choral texture of the work alternates with majestic organ episodes. The remaining two works in the album are based on texts by Mother Teresa. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Da pacem, Domine by Peteris Vasks
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Sinfonietta Riga
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Latvia 
2.
Mein Herr und mein Gott by Peteris Vasks
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Sinfonietta Riga
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Latvia 
3.
Laudate Dominum by Peteris Vasks
Performer:  Ilze Reine (Organ)
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Latvia 
4.
Prayer "Lord, Open Our Eyes" by Peteris Vasks
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Sinfonietta Riga
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Latvia 
5.
The Fruit of Silence by Peteris Vasks
Conductor:  Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Latvian Radio Choir,  Sinfonietta Riga
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Latvia 

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