The Three Osokins in Latvian Piano Music

Performers

Georgijs Osokins - piano
Sergejs Osokins - piano
Andrejs Osokins - piano

Series

Centennial

Recorded

2017

Compositions

Pēteris Vasks

"Music for a Summer Evening"

Pēteris Vasks

"White Scenery"

Jānis Zālītis

Mazurka in e minor

Jānis Zālītis

Reminiscence

Jānis Zālītis

Effortless delight

Jānis Zālītis

Mazurka in G-flat Major

Jānis Ivanovs

Five Preludes (1952-1953)

Jānis Ivanovs

Five Preludes (1976-1979)

Arturs Maskats

Kazbegi - Tsminda Sameba

Jāzeps Vītols

Mazurka e Valse op.9

Jāzeps Vītols

Prelude op. 16 No. 2

Jāzeps Vītols

Lullaby, op.18 Nr.1

Jāzeps Vītols

"Song of the Waves", op. 41, nr. 2

Description

LMIC 060

“It was very important for us, specifically for the Latvian centenary, to show our country’s music in all of its splendour and diversity and to prove that Latvia is a global force in the realm of classical music. We recorded well-known compositions and also as-yet undiscovered masterpieces of piano music. The former category definitely includes Jānis Zālītis’ compositions for piano, Jāzeps Vītols’ Berceuse and Jānis Ivanovs’ later preludes. To the latter category belong Vītols’ Song of the Waves, Pēteris Vasks’ compositions from the The Seasons cycle and Arturs Maskats’ wonderful piano poem Kazbegi: Tsminda-Sameba, which is dedicated to us and inspired by the composer’s journey to Georgia. And, of course, Ādolfs Skulte’s Arietta...”

 

Sergejs, Andrejs and Georgijs Osokins