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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
O. Messiaen's "Harawi" to be performed at the Latvian National Library


On November 6, 2018 at 6PM a performance of Olivier Messiaen’s vocal cycle for soprano and piano Harawi – Song of Love and Death will take place at the Latvian National Library top floor concert hall. The refined and rarely performed gem of vocal chamber music will be interpreted by Marie Elisabeth Seager (mezzo-soprano, France) and Toms Ostrovskis (piano, Latvia).

The oeuvre of the 20th century mystic, ornithologist, philosopher and composer Olivier Messiaen is often considered highbrow, too complicated for casual concertgoers – in his time listeners were surprised, even shocked by his pieces. However, the deeply emotional and communicative musical language ensures the rightful, eternal place of his opuses in the chamber music hall of fame. It is possible that his vocal chamber music pieces are the most intimate and expressive of his creations; their realm is extremely fragile and intricate, capturing in sound the most striking contrasts – the mundane and the eternal, the spiritual and the carnal, life and death.

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Sinfonietta Rīga calls for applications to the audition for the vacancy of VIOLA TUTTI position 

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Sinfonietta Rīga calls for applications to the audition for the fixed-term vacancy of CELLO TUTTI position 

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Jānis IVANOVS (1906-1983)


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Monday, February 26, 2018
Flautist Ilona Meija and pianist Dzintra Erliha – album of Latvian chamber music

Egils Kaljo, 

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Monday, January 15, 2018
MusicWeb International: RECORDING OF THE MONTH (December) : Lūcija GARŪTA


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Friday, January 12, 2018
CD : Ādolfs SKULTE : Symphonies 5 & 9 

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Monday, November 27, 2017
Crossroads 2017

Ben Lunn, 

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Female composers in the Baltic

Ben Lunn, 

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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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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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