Pēteris Vasks: Distant Light

Pēteris Vasks: Distant Light

BIS-2352 (BIS Records, SACD)

NEW RELEASE (29 May 2020)

Playing time: 84'36"
Tracks: 21
Booklet pages: 28
© 2020 BIS Records AB
Main country of recording: DE
Country of manufacture: EU
Reviewer: Patrick Maxwell
Review of Pēteris Vasks: Distant Light published on 19 August 2020

Listen: Vasks: Andante (Violin Concerto - Distant Light) (track 8, 0:34-1:22)

Pēteris Vasks (born 1946):

Concerto for violin and string orchestra 'Distant Light' (1996-7)

1 Andante
2 Cadenza I
3 Cantabile
4 Mosso
5 Cadenza II
6 Cantabile
7 Cadenza III
8 Andante

Vadim Gluzman, violin
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor

Summer Dances for two violins (2017)

9 Broadly, sonorously
10 Underscoring the character
11 Unhurriedly
12 Energetically
13 Sadly
14 Joyfully
15 Broadly, sonorously

Vadim Gluzman, violin I
Sandis Šteinbergs, violin II

Quartet for violin, viola, cello and piano (2001)

16 Preludio
17 Danze
18 Canti drammatici
19 Quasi una passacaglia
20 Canto principale
21 Postludio

Vadim Gluzman, violin
Ilze Klava, viola
Reinis Birznieks, cello
Angela Yoffe, piano

Recorded in April 2018 at Helsinki Music Centre, Finland (tracks 1-8), October 2018 at Sendesaal Bremen, Germany (tracks 9-15) and July 2017 at Sendesaal Bremen, Germany (tracks 16-21)



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