Peteris Vasks - Laudate Dominum | Ondine ODE13022

Peteris Vasks - Laudate Dominum

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Label: Ondine

Cat No: ODE13022

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 10th November 2017

Contents

Artists

Ilze Reine (organ)
Latvian Radio Choir
Sinfonietta Riga

Conductor

Sigvards Klava

Works

Vasks, Peteris

Da pacem, Domine
Laudate Dominum
Mein Herr und mein Gott
Prayer (Lord, open our eyes)
The Fruit of Silence

Artists

Ilze Reine (organ)
Latvian Radio Choir
Sinfonietta Riga

Conductor

Sigvards Klava

About

This release includes new works written by Pēteris 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 Kļava. 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 Pēteris Vasks' 70th anniversary concert in 2016. This album is the third album dedicated to works by Pēteris Vasks by the Latvian Radio Choir and Sigvards Kļava on Ondine.

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: the earliest of them, Prayer (Lord, open our eyes) was written in 2011. The second, The Fruit of Silence (2013), was written for the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. For Vasks Mother Teresa is “an endless source of inspiration”, as well as “an example of true Christian love, speaking through actions, not mere words”.

The releases of the Latvian Radio Choir on Ondine have been highly successful. For instance, the recording of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil (ODE12065) was chosen as the Record of the Month, Editor’s Choice and received a nomination in the Gramophone Awards in 2013. Also, their recent releases of choral works by Valentin Silvestrov (ODE12665) and Eriks Esenvalds (ODE12472) received Gramophone Editor’s Choice.

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