Maskats: Music for Orchestra / Sidorova, Poga, Latvian National Symphony

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Arturs Maskats (b. 1957) is an award-winning Latvian composer who has been at the center of Latvian cultural life for decades, especially in the field...

Arturs Maskats (b. 1957) is an award-winning Latvian composer who has been at the center of Latvian cultural life for decades, especially in the field of theater and opera. Besides operas, incidental music and film music, his catalogue of works includes several orchestral works and concertos, songs and choral works. Maskats’ compositions are tonal, often romantic and cinematic, and marked by deep atmosphere. One of Maskats’ latest creations in the field orchestral music is his Accordion Concerto (2021) here performed by his fellow Latvian, star-accordionist Ksenija Sidorova, one of the brightest names in classical music today. His Tango (2002) for symphony orchestra is Maskats’ internationally most well-known and one of the most often performed orchestral pieces of Latvian music.

REVIEW:

A wonderfully diverse collection of music from this contemporary Latvian composer whose work spans a number of different musical fields. The spirited Tango (2002) pairs well with the very recent Accordion Concerto “What the wind told the sea” and is followed by a further two pieces, Cantus Diatonicus (1982) and the extended My river runs to thee from 2019. All of this music was new to me and very enjoyable.

-- Lark Reviews (Stephen Page)



Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 06, 2023


  • UPC: 761195141922


  • Catalog Number: ODE 1419-2


  • Label: Ondine


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: 20th Century, Contemporary


  • Composer: Arturs Maskats


  • Conductor: Andris Poga


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Latvian National Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Ksenija Sidorova



Works:


  1. Tango

    Composer: Arturs Maskats

    Ensemble: Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andris Poga


  2. Accordion Concerto, "What the Wind Told Over the Sea"

    Composer: Arturs Maskats

    Ensemble: Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Ksenija Sidorova (Accordion)

    Conductor: Andris Poga


  3. Cantus Diatonicus

    Composer: Arturs Maskats

    Ensemble: Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andris Poga


  4. My River Runs to Thee…

    Composer: Arturs Maskats

    Ensemble: Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

    Conductor: Andris Poga