Program #1934

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)





Maija Einfelde

At The Edge Of The Earth

My Childhood Home [8:30]

Latvijas Radio #LRCD 033. Email: ; web: ; fax 371-721 3488.

Peteris Vasks


Voices of Silence [5:00]

Finlandia #82185**.
Available for purchase at*

Patrick Demenga/ Thomas Demenga

Lux Aeterna

Alexander Knaifel: Lux Aeterna [23:00]

ECM New Series #1695**.

Arvo Pärt


Stabat Mater, excerpt [13:00]

ECM New Series #1325**

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