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Peteris Vasks

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Aria e danza (1)
Balta ainava (White Scenery) (7)
Bass trip (1)
Birth (Piedzimsana) (1)
Cantabile for String Orchestra (2)
Canto di Forza (1)
Cantus ad Pacem (1)
Castillo Interior (2)
Cello Concerto no.2 'Klatbutne (Presence)' (4)
Cello Concerto (1)
Cor Anglais Concerto (1)
Credo (1)
Cuckoo's Voice: Spring Elegy (1)
Da pacem, Domine (1)
Dona nobis pacem (3)
Episodi e canto perpetuo (3)
Fantasy 'Landscapes of the Burnt-out Earth' (1)
Flute Concerto (2)
Flute Sonata (1)
Gramata cellam (excerpt) (1)
Gramata cellam (2)
Hymnus (1)
In Memory of a Friend (1)
Landscape with birds (1)
Latvian Dance (1)
Laudate Dominum (2)
Lauda (2)
Litene (4)
Little Summer Music for violin and piano (2)
Lonely Angel (Vientulais engelis) (2)
Lonely Angel for violin and string orchestra (2)
Madrigals (1)
Mate saule (Mother Sun) (1)
Mein Herr und mein Gott (1)
Missa (2)
Musica adventus per orchestra d'archi (1)
Musica appassionata (2)
Musica dolorosa (5)
Musica serena (2)
Musica seria (1)
Music for 2 pianos (1)
Music for Fleeting Birds (1)
Music for a Summer Evening (4)
Music for a deceased friend (2)
Musique du soir (2)
Oboe Concerto (1)
Our Mother's Names (Musu masu vardi) (1)
Our Mountains (1)
Pater noster (1)
Pavasara muzika (Spring Music) (1)
Piano Quartet (4)
Plainscapes (Lidzenuma ainavas) (2)
Plainscapes (3)
Poems (3) by Czeslaw Milosz (1)
Prayer (Lord, open our eyes) (1)
Prayer for Latvia (1)
Prayer for a Mother (1)
Rudens muzika (Autumn Music) (1)
Sala: symphonic elegy (1)
Silent Songs (Klusas dziesmas) (2)
Small, Warm Holiday (Mazi, silti svetki) (1)
Sonata for solo double bass (1)
Sonata of Loneliness (1)
Songs of Love (2)
String Quartet no.1 (1)
String Quartet no.2, 'Sommerweisen' (1)
String Quartet no.3 (1)
String Quartet no.4 (2)
String Quartet no.5 (1)
Summer (Vasara) (1)
Summer Dances for 2 violins (1)
Symphony for strings 'Voices' (4)
Symphony no.2 (1)
Symphony no.3 (2)
Tala gaisma (Distant light): Concerto for violin and string orchestra (2)
Te Deum (3)
The Book for solo cello (1)
The Fruit of Silence (4)
The Sad Mother (Skumja mate) (1)
The Seasons (1)
Vasaras vakara muzika (Music for a Summer Evening) (1)
Vestijums (Message) (1)
Viatore (arr. Stefan Vanselow for 11 solo strings) (1)
Viatore (3)
Vientulais engelis (Lonely Angel): Meditation for violin and string orchestra (2)
Viola Concerto (3)
Violin Concerto 'Distant Light' (6)
Violin Concerto no.2 'In Evening Light' (1)
Vox amoris: Fantasy for violin and string orchestra (3)
Zala ainava (Green Scenery) (1)
Zemgale (1)
Ziles zina (The Message of the Titmouse) (3)
Zyklus (Cycle) for piano (1)

Pēteris Vasks (born 16 April 1946) is a Latvian composer.

Vasks' early style owed much to the aleatoric experiments of Witold Lutosławski, Krzysztof Penderecki and George Crumb. Later works included elements of Latvian folk music, such as his gentle and pastoral cor anglais concerto (1989). His works are generally extremely clear and communicative, with a solid and muscular sense of harmony. Lyrical passages may be followed by agitated dissonances, or interrupted by sombre sections with a march-like feel. He made extensive use of minimalist techniques as well, but never became a slave to any particular method.

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