Kaspars Ādamsons - Conductor
Youtube VersionKaspars Ādamsons is the artistic director of the Latvian Academy of Culture mixed choir Sōla, as well as the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music symphony orchestra. He conducted many Operas in Latvia and In 2015, Ādamsons was nominated for the Grand Music Award in the category for Best New Artist, and was voted the audience favourite. We talk about his journey and life through music, the next song and dance festival and the complexity and issues when conducting a choir.
Andris Dzenītis Composer
Andris Dzenītis is one of the most inventive composer of Latvia, able to find light into darkness, erudite (teacher of music) but very intuitive in his way to provide fantastic contrasts and rich variety of sound layers, with a research of pure energy. We can see in this interview his sense of humor and a profound reflexion on his path in music. His personal website. https://dzenitis.webs.com/ He twice received Latvia's highest award in music – the Latvian Great Music Award – in 2006 for his vocal symphonic work "Fides. Spes. Caritas" and again in 2014 for his concerto for saxophone and orchestra "E(GO)". Other compositions by Dzenītis have regularly been nominated for the Latvian Great Music Award as well as the "Diena" Annual Culture Award. Dzenītis is also working in the field of electronic improvised music, playing with his group "Woodpecker project" since year 2006. This content has been created with the help of American Latvian Association Cultural Fonds.
Peteris Vasks #vienabalsi
Peteris Vasks is one of the most influential living Latvian composers. His work is imbued with faith and like Arvo Part his music need existential understanding. We speak about his life and trajectory, many of his important pieces that are milestones in Latvian contemporary classical music.YouTube Version Here
Reinis Zarins Interview - Pianist #vienabalsi
🇬🇧🇱🇻🇨🇵YouTube Version (English,Latvian and French subtitles)Truth and beauty: these are the qualities Latvian pianist Reinis Zariņš seeks in the music he chooses, the interpretations he sculpts, and the collaborations he enters. Equally at home in classical and contemporary repertoire, his passion lies in the crafting of conceptual programmes that encourage interaction between music, philosophy, history, and theology. We can hear these elements in this mindful interview. More on reiniszarins.comThis content has been created with the help of the Culture Fonds of American Latvian Association.▶ MUSIC in This episode◀All tracks performed by Reinis Zariņš"Kreisleriana Opus 16 VI.Sehr Langsam" by Robert Schumann"Le baiser de l'Enfant-Jesus" dans 20 Regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus by Olivier Messiaen"Concerto in G II. Adagio Assai" by Maurice Ravel▶ Credits◀- production, editorial content, anchor, photo, recording, video editing Žils Deless-Vēliņš- executive production Māra Delesa-VēliņaIntroduction music composed by Žils Deless-VēliņšAsari vocal ensemble directed by Artūrs Oskars MitrevicsSoprano Laura ŠtomaAltos Māra Delesa-Vēlina, Agnese Osīte-Slava, Ilze ĀrnieceBass Oskars Krūklis, Artūrs Oskars Mitrevics▶ COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER ◀All content falls under fair use: any copying of copyrighted material is done for a limited, educational and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner.
Gundega Smite Interview - Composer #vienabalsi
Support us on paypal.me/vienabalsiYouTube VersionThis content has been created with the help of the Culture Fonds of American Latvian Association.Gundega Šmite is an internationally acclaimed composer. She has collaborated with Latvian, Swedish, Berlin Radio choirs, BBC Singers, Stockholm saxophone quartet, Ensemble Lucilin (Belgium), BIT20 (Norway), Dissonart ensemble (Greece) among others. He music is regularly performed in Latvia and abroad, including festivals Klangspuren, London Ear, ISCM World Music Days. Gundega Šmite has been a lecturer at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Music Academy from 2008. In 2013 she acquired doctoral degree (PhD) in Musicology for her thesis that concerns music and text relationship in the modern Latvian choral music. Šmite has been a chairwoman of the Latvian Composers’ Union (2009 -2012). As well, she has been an artistic director of New Music festival “Arena”.- editorial content, anchor, photo, recording, video editing Žils Deless-Vēliņš- production Māra Delesa-Vēliņa▶ COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER ◀All content falls under fair use: any copying of copyrighted material is done for a limited, educational and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner.