BALYS DVARIONAS (1904-1972): Pezzo elegiaco, Scherzino, Elegia canzonetta, Adagio, Impromptu, Meditation, GIYA KANCHELI (b.1935): Time...and again, PĒTERIS VASKS (b.1946): Music for a Summer Evening for Piano, ARVO PÄRT (b.1935): Fratres.
Catalogue Number: 03S060
Reference: DE 3529
Description: “Baltic & Beyond” is this disc’s title. “Beyond” would be the Georgian Kancheli whose 22-minute Time...and Again is deeply meditative, spiritual, nostalgic and suffused with a feeling of loss - and, of course, every now and then, it gets real loud... briefly. Lithuanian Dvarionas also is meditative and elegiac in four of his six pieces but he livens up nicely in the Scherzino and Impromptu; he is also the only composer here who was still writing in late Romantic style up to his death. Fratres you know while Latvian Vasks’ little six-minute piano piece continues the theme of quiet nostalgia. Piet Koornhof (violin), Thomas Hecht (piano).