Latvian Songs

Performers

Egils Siliņš - bass-baritone
Māris Skuja - piano

Series

Centennial

Recorded

2015

Compositions

Emīls Dārziņš

Tell me the Hour, the Moment

Emīls Dārziņš

When All Tears Will Have Been Shed

Emīls Dārziņš

You Still Pick Roses

Emīls Dārziņš

Close Your Eyes And Smile

Emīls Dārziņš

In Defiance of Pain

Emīls Dārziņš

My Happiness

Emīls Dārziņš

As if by Stealth

Emīls Dārziņš

Spanish Romance

Jānis Kalniņš

For Every Hour

Emilis Melngailis

Golden Leaves

Alfrēds Kalniņš

Autumn flower

Jāzeps Vītols

Below Your High, White Window

Jāzeps Vītols

In a White Birch Cradle

Jāzeps Vītols

"The Goblet on the Isle of the Dead"

Jāzeps Vītols

The Sound of Kokles

Jāzeps Vītols

The Orchid's Dream

Jāzeps Vītols

Close Your Eyes and Smile

Jāzeps Vītols

I Still Recall That Quiet Night

Jāzeps Vītols

Listen, Bright-Eyed Maiden!

Bruno Skulte

Dreamland

Arvids Zilinskis

An Actor's Life

Description

LMIC 045

“I often need only two days in Latvia in order to regain my energy. I’m very much looking forward to performing in Latvia, and I particularly wish to sing Latvian music. For some time now I’ve thought that Latvian vocal chamber music has been undeservedly forgotten. In describing these songs, I must say that we Latvians are quite sorrowful – we lack happy songs! But what’s special are the songs’ lyrics, which caress the Latvian’s soul. Who else will popularise them if not ourselves, and why not soloists with recognised names? If performed well, the music will definitely be of interest to audiences abroad as well. We have so much good music. We shouldn’t be afraid; we should instead sing and play.”

Egils Siliņš

Review

R2, 14.06.2016

Sehr irdisch und dennoch tiefromantisch

 

Kulturport.de, 02.09.2016

Siliņš’ Stimme scheint wie für die lettischen Lieder gemacht, sein Timbre, seine Klangfarbe, die Variation zwischen Weichheit und Wärme zu Kühle und Härte modulieren Inhalte. Er kann unglaublich dunkel modulieren, um in nächsten Augenblick seine Stimme mit Leichtigkeit erneut hüpfen zu lassen. Allein aus diesem Grund ist das Album ein besonderes Erlebnis.

 

http://www.pizzicato.lu/kunstlieder-aus-lettland/, 15.07.2015

This collection of Latvian songs is a rewarding experience. Egils Silins has a wonderfully fresh voice which proves tob e perfect for his repertoire. From the dark basss tonest o the almost tenorish heights, it hat a consistent beauty over a wide range of various feelings.

 

Diena, 09.06.2016

Emocionāli izjusti, smalki niansēti

http://www.diena.lv/raksts/kd/muzika/egila-silina-latviesu-dziesmas-14143713