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Episode #1934

Program #1934

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Sunday, June 15, 2003

Music from the circle of near-contemporaries and colleagues from the ex-Soviet lands, often referred to as "mystical minimalists," is the topic of this edition of New Sounds. We hear Peteris Vasks's "Voices" (Balsis), a work steeped in the Latvian language and spirit, Alexander Knaifel's "Lux Aeterna" a cello piece likened to a requiem, and Arvo Pärt's Stabat Mater, a choral work composed in what he calls his "tintinnabuli" style and reminiscent of the liturgical thirteenth century style.

PROGRAM # 1934, Music from Eastern Europe (First aired on Mon., 7/9/01)

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Maija Einfelde

At The Edge Of The Earth

My Childhood Home [8:30]

Latvijas Radio #LRCD 033. Email: Guntar.kirsis@radio.org.lv ; web: www.radio.org.lv ; fax 371-721 3488.

Peteris Vasks

Voices

Voices of Silence [5:00]

Finlandia #82185**.
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Patrick Demenga/ Thomas Demenga

Lux Aeterna

Alexander Knaifel: Lux Aeterna [23:00]

ECM New Series #1695**. www.ecmrecords.com

Arvo Pärt

Arbos

Stabat Mater, excerpt [13:00]

ECM New Series #1325** www.ecmrecords.com

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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