Baltic Musical States

Hear music from Eastern Europe and The Baltics on this edition of New Sounds. Listen to the spiritual message by Arvo Pärt, “Da pacem Domine,” commissioned for a peace concert in 2004 and performed by the Hilliard Ensemble. Plus, there's work from Pärt’s Estonian counterpart, Veljo Tormis. Nearly twenty years in the making, Tormis’ song cycle, “Forgotten Peoples,” aims to “awaken understanding, and help retain the ancient Balto-Finnic heritage,” according to the composer. There’s also dense and intense music from Alfred Schnittke, arranged by the Kronos Quartet from Schnittke's "Concerto for Mixed Choir," along with music from a chamber group extraordinary young players from the Baltic States led by violinist Gidon Kremer - Kremerata Baltica, and much more.

PROGRAM # 2466 Music from Eastern Europe (First aired on Tues. 10/25/05)





Arvo Pärt


Da Pacem Domine [6:00]

ECM #1930 ***

Kronos Quartet

Early Music

Alfred Schnittke: Collected Songs Where Every Verse Is Filled With Grief [8:00]

Nonesuch #79457 ***

Veljo Tormis

Forgotten Peoples

Distributing The Dowry Chest [1:30]
Suitors from the Sea [5:00]

ECM #1459/60 ***

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Baltic Voices 2

Galina Grigorjeva: Lord Have Mercy [4:30] Ode 1 [5:00]

Harmonia Mundi #907331 ***

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica


Vladimir Martynov: “Come In!” (Part 1) [3:30]

Nonesuch #79582*

Veljo Tormis

Forgotten Peoples

My Mouth Was Singing, My Heart Was Worrying [3:30]
Wee Winky Mouse [3:00]

See above.

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica


A. Pärt: Darf Ich… [4:00]

See above.