ImKa, short for Imants Kalniņš, describes his Symphony No. 5 as, “From ignorance to harmony”. Many simply call it a road. Musicologist Ligita Viduleja says, “From the subjective towards the objective, from the specific towards the general, from the generic towards the important”. The composition allows the listeners to deeply immerse themselves and, at the end, rewards them with the jubilant tune of the folk song I Went through a Silver Grove. The programme also includes a new piano concerto – written by a highly educated composer who can analyse even the most complicated patterns of polyphony, but whose own music remains as simple and light as a sunbeam.
Vestards Shimkus - piano
Georgs PELĒCIS Piano Concerto
Imants KALNIŅŠ Symphony No.5
LNSO, VESTARD SHIMKUS AND GEORGS PELĒCIS PIANO CONCERTO
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Sinfonietta Riga Closing Concert
Concluding its first decade and entering the teen years, chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga in its season closing concert offers a buffet of musical styles.
Riga Festival. Kremerata Baltica
Leonid Desyatnikov, Jēkabs Jančevskis, Robert Schumann/Karlheinz Stockhausen