284 :: 4 November 2011 :: New Music from Latvia


Latvian FlagCharles Amirkhanian hosts tonight’s program with guest Latvian music producer Sandra Zandberga. Thanks to CEC ArtsLink for sponsoring the Other Minds residency of Ms. Zandberga. 

Es jums ludzu, saimenieki
Folk ensemble Grodi; Muzikas Saule “Ligotnes” (2:00)

Imants Zemzaris (b, 1951): Before the Snow (1983) for string quartet & prepared piano
Zemzaris, piano; Latvian Philharmonic String Quartet, recorded in 1985
Latvian Music Information Center LMIC 015 (11:56)

Kristaps Petersons (1982): Oktets, for mezzo, clarinet, string quartet and 2 percussionists (on a text from the Catholic liturgy)
Ieva Parsa, mezzo; Mareks Pinta, clarinet; Edgard Raginskis and Kristaps Petersons, percussion; Liene Neija-Kalnina and Liga Muceniece, violins; Liene Klava, viola; Inga Sunepa, cello; Ainars Rubikis, conductor
Kristaps Petersons “Skanu Labirints” CD (4:55)

Eriks Esenvalds (1977): Sunset: St. Louis (2010)
Sara Teasdale, text from book Flame and Shadow (1920)
Kaspars Putnins, Latvian Radio Choir, recorded by Latvian Radio, 2010
Latvian Music Information Center LMIC 026 (11:25)

Andris Dzenitis (1978): Trataka.Point Noir (2010-11)
Sinfonietta Riga String Quartet
Kristiana Sirante, Agnese Kannina-Liepina, violins; Arturs Gallis, viola; Karlis Klotins, cello
Estonian Radio concert recording March 22, 2011, Estonia Concert Hall
Latvian Music Information Center LMIC 026 (13:25)

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris Houston // Nov 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm Pacific Time

    Great show! Love the Dzenitis finale!

  • 2 sati // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:40 am Pacific Time

    Appreciate this focus on Latvia ~ Looking forward to the next one. Paldies

  • 3 Albert // Dec 6, 2011 at 8:50 am Pacific Time

    Thank you for introducing this music, and greetings from one programme to another (www.baltische-stunde.de)!

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