313 :: 15 June 2012 :: New Music from Lithuania


Dennis Aman presents new music from Lithuania:

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Osvaldas Balakauskas (b. 1937)
Symphony No. 4, 1st mvmt. “Octa” (1998)
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Juozas Domarkas
Naxos  8.557605  (2005)

Vytautas Germanavičius (b. 1969)
Pacific Bell  (2004)
Aidas Puodžiukas, piano.
Domus Artis CDDA-008 (2012)

Bronius Kutavvičius (b.1932)
Celebration Of The Oak-Tree (from Last Pagan Rites) (1978)
for Soprano soloist, Women’s Chorus, Organ and Horns

Text by Sigitas Geda.
Ondine: ODE 972-2 (2001)

Žibuoklė Martinaitytė (b.1973)
Completely Embraced by the Beauty of Emptiness (2006)
(Departure – Emptiness – Unending Variations Of Longing 1 – Unending Variations Of Longing 2 – Letting Go)

for 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, percussion, piano, and string quartet.
Ergo Ensemble, Alex Pauk, Conductor.
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPC CD 048 (2007)

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Allan J. Cronin // Jul 6, 2012 at 4:22 am Pacific Time

    Kutavicius is one of my favorites. There are too few recordings of his music. Thanks for resurrecting this. I hadn’t heard Balakauskas’ new music and I am glad to know that he is getting recorded. Also good to hear some new voices from this part of the world.
    I wonder if you know the work of Antanas Rekasius who died in 2003. Worth investigating.
    Anyway, thanks for a nice selection for this show.

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