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Peteris Vasks

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Aria e danza (1)
Balta ainava (White Scenery) (2)
Bass trip (2)
Birth (Piedzimsana) (1)
Cantabile for String Orchestra (1)
Canto di Forza (2)
Cantus ad Pacem (2)
Cello Concerto no.2 'Klatbutne (Presence)' (1)
Cello Concerto (1)
Cor Anglais Concerto (1)
Credo (1)
Da pacem, Domine (1)
Dona nobis pacem (2)
Epifania (1)
Episodi e Canto Perpetuo (2)
Flute Concerto (2)
Flute Sonata (1)
Gramata cellam (excerpt) (1)
Gramata cellam (2)
Landscape with birds (1)
Laudate Dominum (1)
Litene (1)
Little Summer Music for violin and piano (2)
Madrigals (1)
Mate saule (Mother Sun) (1)
Mein Herr und mein Gott (1)
Missa (1)
Musica Seria (1)
Musica adventus per orchestra d'archi (1)
Musica appassionata (1)
Musica dolorosa (3)
Musica serena (1)
Music for a Summer Evening (1)
Music for a deceased friend (2)
Musique du soir (2)
Our Mother's Names (Musu masu vardi) (1)
Pater noster (1)
Pavasara muzika (Spring Music) (1)
Piano Quartet (1)
Piano Trio 'Episodi e Canto perpetuo' (1)
Pieskarieni for solo oboe (1)
Plainscapes (Lidzenuma ainavas) (1)
Plainscapes (1)
Poems (3) by Czeslaw Milosz (1)
Prayer (Lord, open our eyes) (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)
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)
Symphony for String Orchestra "Voices" (1)
Symphony no.2 (2)
Symphony no.3 (2)
Tala gaisma (Distant light): Concerto for violin and string orchestra (1)
Te Deum (4)
The Fruit of Silence (2)
The Sad Mother (Skumja mate) (1)
Vasaras vakara muzika (Music for a Summer Evening) (2)
Viatore (4)
Vientulais engelis (Lonely angel): Meditation for violin and string orchestra (1)
Violin Concerto 'Distant Light' (4)
Vox amoris: Fantasy for violin and string orchestra (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

Dedicated To
Dedicated To



Peteris Vasks - Laudate Dominum
Peteris Vasks - Laudate Dominum



Into Silence: Gorecki, Part, Pelecis, Vasks
Into Silence: Gorecki, Part, Pelecis, Vasks


(ABC Classics)

Company: String Quartets by Glass, Vasks, Part & Ucarsu
Company: String Quartets by Glass, Vasks, Part & Ucarsu





(CD Accord)

Schnittke, Vasks, Part: The Invisible Link
Schnittke, Vasks, Part: The Invisible Link



Baltic & Beyond
Baltic & Beyond