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Music for Winds by Latvian composers



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Pēteris Plakidis

"Divas skices" (Two Sketches) for solo oboe

Pēteris Plakidis

Prelūdija un pulsācija (Prelude and Pulsation)

Pēteris Vasks

"Mūzika aizlidojušajiem putniem" (Music for Fleeting Birds)

Pēteris Vasks

"Mūzika aizgājušajam draugam" (In Memory of a Friend)

Artūrs Grīnups

Trīs vīzijas (Three Visions)

Imants Zemzaris

Četras prelūdijas par Alfrēda Kalniņa tēmu (Four preludes on an Alfrēds Kalniņš theme)

Pēteris Plakidis

Concerto "Sasaukšanās" (Interplay)

Rihards Dubra

Lux aeterna

Indra Riše

"Mijiedarbība" (Interaction)

Rolands Kronlaks

Ledus laikmets (Ice Age)

Ēriks Ešenvalds

Iespaidi Sāremā (Impressions of Saaremaa)

Santa Ratniece

Septiņi pakāpieni (Seven Steps)

Marina Gribinčika

Voyager, concerto


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The idea to publish this album of woodwind music by Latvian composers came from the flutist Vilnis Strautiņš, who intended to dedicate it to the late oboist Vilnis Pelnēns (1944-2006) – a colleague in the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Latvian Academy of Music and the LNSO Wind Quintet. The original plan was to release a collection of works composed during the „prime” period of the LNSO Wind Quintet – music by Grīnups, Plakidis, Vasks, and Zemzaris. However, it became clear that simply reminiscing would not be enough – the circle had to be made wider.

Thus, it was decided that two generations would meet on this double album: composers and performers debuting in the 1970s and the 1990s – teachers, students, colleagues, perhaps even rivals.