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« Reply #105 on: August 15, 2014, 12:24:39 am »

I've also got a copy of Fire and Night opera.. I recorded it at the Vitols Music Library in Riga. 

Hi Dave,
Is it possible you me send/or post act 1? So the opera is complete?

Thanks

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« Reply #106 on: August 15, 2014, 12:44:43 am »

yup.. you can purchase it at balticshop.com  right now !


http://www.balticshop.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?item=2221&cat=0505&title=Latvian_Opera_and_Vocal
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« Reply #107 on: August 15, 2014, 01:15:43 am »

Thank you Dave

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« Reply #108 on: August 15, 2014, 11:33:00 am »



Hi Dave - I think Elroel was asking about Janis Medins 'Uguns un Nakts', not Kalninis 'Banuta'....


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« Reply #109 on: October 30, 2014, 01:22:21 am »

I've played through again all the Ivanovs Symphonies recently, - precious and enduring among Latvian's (Maris) Latvian download legacy.  The ones that especially speak to me are 4, 6-8, 11, 14-16, & 20&21, but with this cycle the whole strikes me as much greater than the sum of the parts.  What I mean is how the "mass" of this body of work gives expression to a breadth and depth of perennial human experience that feels at the same time very concretely rooted in a definite time and place, and which combination of "existential" and historical qualities in all the variations and permutations of a large spanned creative life leave indubitably a both personal and philosophical impression on this listener.  Whatever the more compositionally objective deficiencies and/or weaknesses of individual works might be, I hear it as distinctively "genuine" music, emerging from an authentically inner impulse and struggle rather than just written according to abstract form or for incidental occasion.  It's parallels (and some disjunctions) with Myaskovsky's similarly infused great sequence of Symphonies have often especially intrigued and fascinated me, but in any case I'm so appreciative of Latvian's past efforts to make the music of Ivanovs available here.

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« Reply #110 on: October 30, 2014, 02:48:28 am »

I've played through again all the Ivanovs Symphonies recently, - precious and enduring among Latvian's (Maris) Latvian download legacy.  The ones that especially speak to me are 4, 6-8, 11, 14-16, & 20&21, but with this cycle the whole strikes me as much greater than the sum of the parts.  What I mean is how the "mass" of this body of work gives expression to a breadth and depth of perennial human experience that feels at the same time very concretely rooted in a definite time and place, and which combination of "existential" and historical qualities in all the variations and permutations of a large spanned creative life leave indubitably a both personal and philosophical impression on this listener.  Whatever the more compositionally objective deficiencies and/or weaknesses of individual works might be, I hear it as distinctively "genuine" music, emerging from an authentically inner impulse and struggle rather than just written according to abstract form or for incidental occasion.  It's parallels with Myaskovsky's similarly infused great sequence of Symphonies have often especially intrigued and fascinated me, but in any case I'm so appreciative of Latvian's past efforts to make the music of Ivanovs available here.



AMEN AND AMEN..Ivanov's Symphonies are indeed a wonderful cycle of symphonies. Perhaps a few may be may be a difficult listen, but I keep coming back because I know I have missed the message. With good audio, I think they are the equal of anyone's.
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« Reply #111 on: November 13, 2014, 12:54:56 am »

The Ivanovs Sym #14 (Sinfonia da camera) has been released on CD in the series  "Symphonia Ipsa 125" ......  released in 2005.   2 cd set along with Medins The Blue Mountain and others.. 


This CD celebrates the 125th anniversary of the first Latvian symphonic score and The Year of Latvian Symphonic Music. „This double disc is not meant to be an anthology, as that would require the presence of at least 50 composers, but, by taking a look at the world of nine composers, it still will give the listener a condensed view of nine aspects of Latvian symphonic music" (Arnolds Klotiņš).

Music by Andrejs Jurāns, Marģeris Zariņš, Pēteris Plakidis, Artūrs Grīnups, Jānis Ivanovs, Romualds Kalsons, Pēteris Vasks, Ēriks Ešenvalds.

Performers: Nora Novika (piano), Rafi Haradžanjans (piano), Pēteris Plakidis (piano), the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia concertante, Riga Chamber Players. Conductors: Leonīds Vīgners, Imants Resnis, Vassily Sinaisky, Normunds Šnē, Andris Vecumnieks, Gints Glinka.

http://www.lmic.lv/core.php/core.php?pageId=754?pageId=770&subPageId=771&pageAction=showSubPage
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« Reply #112 on: November 13, 2014, 11:45:02 am »

Mr. Christopher - what a magnificent set of uploads today, particularly, perhaps, the Latvian ones. Thank you so much.
Just wondering - the Kepitis symphony; movements 1 & 3 are clear to see in Mediafire - is the 'track 5' at the top intended to be movement 2 ?
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« Reply #113 on: November 13, 2014, 12:02:22 pm »

Mr. Christopher - what a magnificent set of uploads today, particularly, perhaps, the Latvian ones. Thank you so much.
Just wondering - the Kepitis symphony; movements 1 & 3 are clear to see in Mediafire - is the 'track 5' at the top intended to be movement 2 ?


Not at all, I hope you enjoy!  I have derived so much pleasure from the music that others have uploaded here, and so am glad to be able to put back in for once!  I have spent a fair amount of time and money acquiring these LPs and cassette, then digitalising them and labelling them up.  And then uploading them to mediafire and putting the notices here (till 3am this morning!) so it's very gratifying to get feedback, thank you! 

You are right about the track name for the Kepitis - this should read Simfonija No.3 for string orchestra - II. Largo  -- I have changed this.

I've got quite a few more postings to make.  All my Latvian and Lithuanian music is now up (until and unless I get some more...), but there's a lot of Russian music to come.
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« Reply #114 on: November 13, 2014, 05:38:26 pm »

Terrific - thanks; will look forward to some Russian music when you have the time !
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« Reply #115 on: November 16, 2014, 01:29:47 pm »


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Hi Dave,
Is it possible you me send/or post act 1? So the opera is complete?

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Roelof
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Hi Elroel
The complete opera Uguns us nakts is in download section in one mp3
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« Reply #116 on: November 16, 2014, 02:00:10 pm »

Thank you Wiktorio.

I'll download and listen today.



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« Reply #117 on: February 18, 2015, 01:46:50 pm »

Thank you very much, rkhenderson, for the Latvian uploads of music of Juris Karlsons. These works were all new to me.
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« Reply #118 on: July 29, 2015, 11:15:46 pm »

Thanks, RK, for the Janis Kalnins Violin Concerto. I am a big fan of Latvian music and was unaware that this recording existed.

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« Reply #119 on: July 30, 2015, 10:45:24 pm »

Thanks, RK, for the Janis Kalnins Violin Concerto. I am a big fan of Latvian music and was unaware that this recording existed.

Frank
Kalnins is a very interesting and somewhat enigmatic composer for me
I have found his music to be quite uneven, but when he is good he is great..The Volin concerto is a wonderful work..
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