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Plakidis: Songs for the Wind and Blood / Sne, Riga Chamber

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> Music for Piano, Strings and Timpani - Music for Piano, Strings and Timpani
> Songs for the Wind and Blood - No. 1. No one enters this forest
> Songs for the Wind and Blood - No. 2. The dark waters of blood are flowing
> Songs for the Wind and Blood - No. 3. Take me, o wind
> Concerto for 2 Oboes and Strings - Concerto for 2 Oboes and Strings
> Concerto-Ballad for 2 Violins, Piano and Strings - Concerto-Ballad for 2 Violins, Piano and Strings

Album Summary

>Plakidis, Peteris : Music for piano, strings & timpani
>Plakidis, Peteris : Songs for the Wind & Blood, for voice & orchestra
>Plakidis, Peteris : Concerto for 2 oboes & strings
>Plakidis, Peteris : Concerto-Ballad for 2 violins, piano & strings
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The music of Peteris Plakidis, born in 1947, is rooted in the melodic character of Latvian folk music, which imbues all his works with a remarkable strength and beauty. Renaissance and Baroque polyphony and forms-such as fugue, chaconne, canon, and variation-provide the strong internal organization that binds together a remarkable and moving synthesis of disparate elements. Although Plakidis shares some points of contact with the "Holy Mystics" among other Baltic composers, such as Arvo Pärt and Peteris Vasks, his own music evokes the meditative power of nature and the distinct character of his Latvian roots. From these four works a unique voice emerges, a musical personality full of harmonic warmth, rhythmic excitement and dramatic lyricism.



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Works Details

>Plakidis, Peteris : Music for piano, strings & timpani
  • Performer: Peteris Plakidis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Normund Sne
  • Ensemble: Riga Chamber Players
  • Notes: Reformation Church, Riga, Latvia (02/12/1999-12/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1969

>Plakidis, Peteris : Songs for the Wind & Blood, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Antra Bigaca (Alto)
  • Conductor: Normund Sne
  • Ensemble: Riga Chamber Players
  • Notes: Reformation Church, Riga, Latvia (02/12/1999-12/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Plakidis, Peteris : Concerto for 2 oboes & strings
  • Performers: Vilnis Pelnens (Oboe); Uldis Urbans (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Normund Sne
  • Ensemble: Riga Chamber Players
  • Notes: Reformation Church, Riga, Latvia (02/12/1999-12/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982

>Plakidis, Peteris : Concerto-Ballad for 2 violins, piano & strings
  • Performers: Dzintars Beitans (Violin); Andris Pauls (Violin)
  • Conductor: Normund Sne
  • Ensemble: Riga Chamber Players
  • Notes: Reformation Church, Riga, Latvia (02/12/1999-12/16/1999)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984