Alfrēds Kalniņš. Moments Musicaux

Performers

Toms Ostrovskis - piano

Series

Centennial

Recorded

2017

Compositions

Alfrēds Kalniņš

Four Capriccetti

Alfrēds Kalniņš

Three Small Pieces for the Album "For the Youth"

Description

LMIC 069

The cornerstone pieces of this album were created in difficult times – half of the country’s population lost in World War I, the battlefront moving forwards and backwards through Latvia, granting as if by miracle a brief period of independence to three small Baltic countries. The relentless waves of history crashing against one man from the small town of Cēsis, whose thoroughly Latvian roots proved to be surprisingly tenacious. He embraced the finest foreign influences but always remained true to his national legacy. Cultural values created by such men deserve to be cherished and honoured by their nations for a hundred years to come!

Toms Ostrovskis