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Peteris Vasks

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Aria e danza (1)
Balta ainava (White Scenery) (4)
Bass trip (2)
Birth (Piedzimsana) (1)
Cantabile for String Orchestra (2)
Canto di Forza (1)
Cantus ad Pacem (1)
Castillo Interior (1)
Cello Concerto no.2 'Klatbutne (Presence)' (1)
Cello Concerto (1)
Concerto for viola and string orchestra (1)
Cor Anglais Concerto (1)
Credo (1)
Da pacem, Domine (1)
Dona nobis pacem (3)
Episodi e canto perpetuo (3)
Flute Concerto (2)
Flute Sonata (1)
Gramata cellam (excerpt) (1)
In Memory of a Friend (1)
Landscape with birds (1)
Laudate Dominum (2)
Lauda (1)
Litene (4)
Little Summer Music for violin and piano (2)
Lonely Angel (Vientulais engelis) (1)
Lonely Angel for violin and string orchestra (2)
Madrigals (1)
Mate saule (Mother Sun) (1)
Mein Herr und mein Gott (1)
Missa (2)
Musica adventus per orchestra d'archi (1)
Musica appassionata (1)
Musica dolorosa (4)
Musica serena (1)
Music for 2 pianos (1)
Music for Fleeting Birds (1)
Music for a Summer Evening (2)
Music for a deceased friend (2)
Musique du soir (1)
Our Mother's Names (Musu masu vardi) (1)
Pater noster (1)
Pavasara muzika (Spring Music) (1)
Piano Quartet (3)
Piano Trio 'Episodi e Canto perpetuo' (1)
Pieskarieni for solo oboe (1)
Plainscapes (Lidzenuma ainavas) (2)
Plainscapes (3)
Poems (3) by Czeslaw Milosz (1)
Prayer (Lord, open our eyes) (1)
Prayer for Latvia (1)
Prayer for a Mother (1)
Rudens muzika (Autumn Music) (1)
Sala: symphonic elegy (1)
Silent Songs (Klusas dziesmas) (2)
Small, Warm Holiday (Mazi, silti svetki) (1)
Sonata for solo double bass (1)
Songs of Love (1)
String Quartet no.1 (1)
String Quartet no.2, 'Sommerweisen' (1)
String Quartet no.3 (1)
String Quartet no.4 (2)
String Quartet no.5 (1)
Summer (Vasara) (1)
Summer Dances for 2 violins (1)
Symphony for strings 'Voices' (4)
Symphony no.2 (1)
Symphony no.3 (2)
Tala gaisma (Distant light): Concerto for violin and string orchestra (2)
Te Deum (3)
The Fruit of Silence (3)
The Sad Mother (Skumja mate) (1)
Vasaras vakara muzika (Music for a Summer Evening) (2)
Viatore (arr. Stefan Vanselow for 11 solo strings) (1)
Viatore (3)
Vientulais engelis (Lonely Angel): Meditation for violin and string orchestra (2)
Violin Concerto 'Distant Light' (7)
Vox amoris: Fantasy for violin and string orchestra (2)
White Scenery (1)
Zala ainava (Green Scenery) (1)
Zemgale (1)
Ziles zina (The Message of the Titmouse) (3)

Pēteris Vasks (born 16 April 1946) is a Latvian composer.

Vasks' early style owed much to the aleatoric experiments of Witold Lutosławski, Krzysztof Penderecki and George Crumb. Later works included elements of Latvian folk music, such as his gentle and pastoral cor anglais concerto (1989). His works are generally extremely clear and communicative, with a solid and muscular sense of harmony. Lyrical passages may be followed by agitated dissonances, or interrupted by sombre sections with a march-like feel. He made extensive use of minimalist techniques as well, but never became a slave to any particular method.

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Recent Vasks releases

Vasks - Viatore, Distant Light, Voices
Vasks - Viatore, Distant Light, Voices


(BR Klassik)

Vasks - Distant Light
Vasks - Distant Light


(Challenge Classics)

DUO Violin-Cello: Ravel, Kodaly, Bartok, Xenakis & Vasks
DUO Violin-Cello: Ravel, Kodaly, Bartok, Xenakis & Vasks


(IBS Classical)

Baltikum: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Baltikum: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia


(SWR Classic)

Vasks - Distant Light, Piano Quartet, Summer Dances
Vasks - Distant Light, Piano Quartet, Summer Dances



Vasks - Viola Concerto, String Symphony ‘Voices’
Vasks - Viola Concerto, String Symphony ‘Voices’



Part - Stabat Mater
Part - Stabat Mater


(Harmonia Mundi)

Beethoven & Vasks - Violin Concertos
Beethoven & Vasks - Violin Concertos