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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
On a mission for Latvian music

Jens Cornelius, 

27 years after gaining independence, Latvia is still under construction. Concerning the situation for classical music, Latvia is facing the same problem Denmark was troubled by a couple of decades ago: Insufficient presentation, distribution, and export o...
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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The exhibition "Sound in Signs" from 16 June until 1 October, 2017, in the National Library's of Latvia level I exhibition halls. The exhibition makes it possible to trace the progress of musical notation over centuries, transcribing sonic phenomena into ...
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Monday, June 05, 2017
Baltic Musical Gems. Interview - Santa Buss

Ben Lunn, 

After a lot of manic days with Druskomanija Festival and fast approaching deadlines, it is nice to have a moment to step back and return to another interview. This time I had the joy of interviewing Latvian composer Santa Buss, a composer whom I have admi...
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Sunday, June 04, 2017
New album features Raimonds Pauls’ choral works

Egils Kaljo, 

Latvian popular music legend Raimonds Pauls, who celebrated his 80th birthday in 2016, is unquestionably the most significant figure in Latvian music in the second half of the 20th century. Composing the music for literally thousands of songs, including t...
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 & 3rd European Choir Games Media Accreditation 

Media accreditation is now open for the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 & 3rd European Choir Games to take place from July 16-23, 2017 in Riga.
More than 150 choirs from all over the world will be gathering in the Latvian capital to be part of this h...
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Friday, April 28, 2017

From April 28 Sinfonietta Rīga Subscription tickets for 5 concerts are available at the outlets of the "Biļešu paradīze" ticket agency or via internet
Subscription ticket price - € 45. All concerts take ...
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Sunday, November 06, 2016
Vasks’ five string quartets now available on 2 CDs

Egils Kaljo, 

In celebration of composer Pēteris Vasks’ 70th birthday in 2016, many recording projects were undertaken, and among the many such projects, perhaps the most ambitious is the recording of Vasks five (to date) string quartets by the Spīķeru Strin...
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Saturday, November 05, 2016
Latvian opera singer Egils Siliņš’ new CD titled “Latvian Songs”

Egils Kaljo, 

Latvian bass baritone Egils Siliņš, perhaps the best known Latvian opera singer internationally, has graced stages all over the world, including the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House in London, La Scala in Milan, and many others. H...












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