Pēteris Plakidis | Eternity

Performers

Sigvards Kļava - conductor
Latvian Radio Choir

Series

Latvian composers

Recorded

2021

Release date

03.09.2021

Compositions

Pēteris Plakidis

"Teiksma" (Legend)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Zvana vārdi" (Words of the Bell)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Izkapts ābelē" (Scythe in the Apple Tree)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Mūžība" (Eternity)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Papardes zieds" (Fern Blossom)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Div’ buramdziesmas" (Two Magic Songs)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Maizes dziesma" (Song of Bread)

Pēteris Plakidis

Two Chants from the Old Testament

Pēteris Plakidis

"Kurzemes krasts, Vidzemes krasts (Shore of Kurzeme, Shore of Vidzeme)"

Pēteris Plakidis

"Fatamorgana" (Fata Morgana)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Rudenī"(In Autumn)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Saulīt, mīļā māmulīt" (Dear Mother, the Sun)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Mūža aina" (A Life)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Ausmas stundā" (Daybreak)

Pēteris Plakidis

"Jāņa bērnam" (To the Midsummer Child)

Pēteris Plakidis

"In memoriam"

Pēteris Plakidis

"Tavas saknes tavā zemē" (Your Roots in Your Land)

Description

"Pēteris Plakidis (1947–2017) is – and will remain – one of the most significant Latvian composers. He observed life with a keen, sharp gaze and echoed it in his music firmly, strictly, actively. He tread quietly and imperceptibly yet resolutely and decisively in the realm of the nation’s spirit (in composition, pedagogy, performance art, theatre and cinema). He persisted and has endured. 

At first glance (or listen), Plakidis was a true instrumentalist, creating everything from miniatures to ambitious, voluminous works. In addition, an opus sparkling in unchecked humour would often swirl up next to his ever-substantial, frequently tense, contradictory works. While these pieces were invitations to repose from the usual chain of ideas and intonations, in fact they usually served as supplements, escapades, a spark of fantasy. But quite soon a clear turn, or even push, towards vocal chamber music appeared. The solo song, which had long lived in the vitality of enthusiastic lyrics, suddenly lit up with a completely different, tense and polemically intense character."

Jānis Torgāns

 

Release date: 
09.2021