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Kremerata Baltica: ppp

Performers

Gidon Kremer - violin
Kremerata Baltica

Series

Latvian composers

Recorded

2022

Release date

17.06.2022

Compositions

Pēteris Plakidis

"Mazs koncerts" (Little Concerto)

Kristaps Pētersons

"Mūzika lielam ansamblim" / "Music for a Large Ensemble"

Georgs Pelēcis

"Trīs skaņdarbi no krājuma Fiori Musicali" / "Three pieces from Fiori Musicali"

Description

With this Kremerata Baltica album, I am delighted both celebrate our 25th anniversary and offer music lovers all over the world compositions that have been made in my homeland. Latvia’s most creative composers are strongly associated with our orchestra and have dedicated wonderful music to it. I hope these works will inspire our listeners and we will see this music as a step by Kremerata Baltica towards the future.

GIDON KREMER

In honor of the 25th anniversary of “Kremerata Baltica” chamber orchestra, SKANi releases an album by the orchestra led by Gidon Kremer called “ppp”. The name contains abbreviations of the surnames of the three prominent Latvian composers Pēteris Plakidis, Kristaps Pētersons and Georgs Pelēcis. The subtlety of chamber music and the love towards detail by Pēteris Plakidis, mathematical precision and composure along with transcendent and mystical images by Kristaps Pētersons and naive, cheerful, brave characters alongside a melancholic reverie by Georgs Pelēcis make this release a bright example of the Latvian contemporary music.