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Peteris Vasks Organ Works: Te Deum; Viatore; Musica seria; Cantus ad pacem / Tuomas Pyrhonen, organ

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>Vasks, Peteris : Te Deum
>Vasks, Peteris : Viatore
>Vasks, Peteris : Canto di forza
>Vasks, Peteris : Musica seria
>Vasks, Peteris : Cantus ad pacem

Album Summary

>Vasks, Peteris : Te Deum
>Vasks, Peteris : Viatore
>Vasks, Peteris : Canto di forza
>Vasks, Peteris : Musica seria
>Vasks, Peteris : Cantus ad pacem
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Notes & Reviews:

Peteris Vasks feels that it is his duty as a Latvian composer to write music for the magnificent Walcker organ at Riga Cathedral, which dates from 1884, and has been preserved in its original state. Rooted in Latvian folk Music, Vasks' music nevertheless has a strong identity all its own - often melancholy due in part to his experiences under Soviet rule.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
The great four-manual 1884 Walcker organ at Riga Cathedral is possibly the ideal medium for the organ works of Vasks, who has expressed his belief that any composer living in Riga is duty-bound to write for that instrument. As one would expect, it has a broad palette of romantic colors. The sound is powerful but not as aggressive or overwhelming as many other large organs of its time, yet even the quieter registers have an eloquent intensity. These qualities are abundantly apparent in this recording, made in the composer's presence and with his consultation.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Riga Cathedral, Latvia (04/30/2010-05/02/2010).



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Works Details

>Vasks, Peteris : Te Deum
  • Performer: Tuomas Pyrhonen (Organ)
  • Notes: Riga Cathedral, Latvia (04/30/2010-05/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Vasks, Peteris : Viatore
  • Performer: Tuomas Pyrhonen (Organ)
  • Notes: Riga Cathedral, Latvia (04/30/2010-05/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Vasks, Peteris : Canto di forza
  • Performer: Tuomas Pyrhonen (Organ)
  • Notes: Riga Cathedral, Latvia (04/30/2010-05/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Vasks, Peteris : Musica seria
  • Performer: Tuomas Pyrhonen (Organ)
  • Notes: Riga Cathedral, Latvia (04/30/2010-05/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Vasks, Peteris : Cantus ad pacem
  • Performer: Tuomas Pyrhonen (Organ)
  • Notes: Riga Cathedral, Latvia (04/30/2010-05/02/2010)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984