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

Release Date: 5/13/2016
Label: Ondine
Catalog Number: ODE 1247-2
Composer: Eriks Esenvalds
Conductor: Sigvards Klava
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonietta Riga, Latvian Radio Choir
Number of Discs: 1

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