Sunday, November 28

‘Kremerata Baltica’ has the first album by Marģers Zariņš. recorded – after world

The national record company “SKANi” has released an album “Kremerata Baltica. Marģeris Zariņš“, Das erste CD-Album des Komponisten Marģers Zariņš (1910–1993).

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According to the publisher “Delfi”, the chamber orchestra under the direction of “Kremerata Baltica” conductor Andris Veismanis and a mezzo-soprano are involved in the recording. Ieva Parša und Organist Aigars Reinis.

The editors point out that those in the album “Kremerata Baltica. Four Japanese Miniatures ”by Kristaps Petersons are among the composer’s most outstanding works. These works reveal the unique writing style of Marģers Zariņš, about which the composer himself said: “The use of many styles is also my style.”

“Marģeris Zariņš was one of the most colorful, multifaceted and undoubtedly most interesting personalities in the life of Latvian music. A real Renaissance man who felt equally at home in music and literature. Drums, Organ, Guitar Baroque Style ”and organ concerts are already difficult in the legendary recordings of the eighties. Modern recording technologies make these pearls of Latvian music shine again ”, explains Egīls Šēfers, head of“ SKANi ”and director of LMIC.

The first collaboration between SKANi and the internationally renowned Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra is also special. The orchestra, founded almost 25 years ago by the well-known, great violinist Gidon Kremer, brings together musicians from the Baltic States. Kremerata Baltica is a winner of Grammy, ECHO and other prestigious awards.

Mecosporan Ieva Parša is one of the most remarkable chamber singers in Latvia, whose music was written by many Latvian composers. The singer’s attention is focused on the music of contemporary and Latvian composers, but the repertoire of the Baroque and Romantic periods is also performed with pleasure. The singer received the Latvian Music Prize (2008) for the world premiere of solo songs and especially experimental song texts by Latvian composers. Ieva Parša was nominated for the “Great Music Prize” (2008, 2009).

Aigars Reinis is music director of the Riga Cathedral and organist of the cathedral. Reinis has been the artist and soloist of the Latvian Radio Choir, singer of the vocal ensembles “Schola Cantorum Riga” and “Ars Antiqua Riga” for many years. He studied at the Latvian Music Academy Jāzeps Vītols in the organ class of Professor Tālivalds Dekšnis and obtained a master’s degree. Aigars Reinis received the “Great Music Award” (2019) for outstanding performance in the ensemble.

The album “Kremerata Baltica. Marģeris Zariņš ”will be available on November 19th as well as on the most popular music download and streaming platforms.

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