Pēteris Vasks

Pēteris A. Vasks, also: Peteris Vasks, (* 16. April 1946 in Aizpute, Latvia) is a lettischer composer of international rank.

life

Peteris Vasks was born as a son of a minister. Vasks studied violin at the music academy in Riga first. Later it studied retort bass study to 1970 with Vitautas Sereikaan at the Litaui music academy in Vilnius. it studied 1973 to 1978 at the Letti college of music in Riga composition with Valentin Utkin.

Vasks was from 1963 to 1974 ensemble member of different Symphonie and chamber orchestras, for example 1966 to 1969 at the Philharmoni orchestra of Lithuania, 1969 to 1970 at the Philharmoni chamber orchestra of Latvia and at the 1971 to 1974 at the Letti broadcast and television orchestra. 1996 he was appointed the “Main Composer” Stockholm festivals for new music and distinguished with the stove he music price of the Alfreds Toepfer donation.

For its compositions it received so far three times the “large music price of Latvia”: “Litene” (1993), Violinkonzert “far light” (1998) and its 2. Symphonie (2000). Since 1994 Vasks is honour member of the Letti Academy of Sciences. Of the 1771 of king Gustav III. to Stockholm created royal Swedish music academy it was accepted 2001.

The Vasks living as a free lance composer in Riga ranks nowadays among the most well-known composers from the states of the former Soviet Union. With its music he would like his country, its people, who had to suffer extremely from the Soviet rule, a voice lends - its clay/tone art is accordingly expressiv, directly, consciously ungekünstelt.

works

  • 1973 of trichloroethylene skandarbi (three pieces)
  • 1974 music for two pianos
  • 1974 Partita by violoncello e piano
  • 1975 Mate column (nut/mother sun)
  • 1975 Liepa (the lime tree tree)
  • 1976 Madrigal on a poem of Claude de Pontoux
  • 1977 in memoriam
  • 1977 of moment musicaux
  • 1977 Musu mašu vardi (the names of our mothers)
  • 1977 Ne tikai lirika (not only lyric poetry)
  • 1977 Quintett No. 1
  • 1977 Toccata
  • 1977 caper quartet No. 1
  • 1978 Baltais of fragment (white fragment)
  • 1978 Concerto vocale
  • 1978 Gramata cellam (the book)
  • 1978 Vasara (summers)
  • 1979 Cantabile
  • 1979 of trichloroethylene skatieni (three views)
  • 1979 Concerto by timpani e strumenti the percussione
  • 1979 Klusas dziemas (silence of songs)
  • 1980 Ainava acre putniem (landscape with birds)
  • 1980 Balta ainava (white landscape)
  • 1980 Kantate for Cembalo
  • 1980 Skumja mate (sad nut/mother)
  • 1981 Kekatu dziesma (nearly night song)
  • 1981 Rudens muzika (autumn music)
  • 1981 of a goal zina (message of a Meise)
  • 1981 Ganu dziesma (Hirtenlied)
  • 1982 Quintett No. 2
  • 1982 Ugunssargs (fire guardian)
  • 1982 Vestijums (message)
  • 1982/83 Pieskarieni (contacts)
  • 1983 Musica dolorosa
  • 1984 Cantus ad pacem
  • 1984 caper quartet No. 2
  • 1985 Episodi e Canto perpetuo
  • 1985 Maza vasaras muzika (small summer music)
  • 1986 a small night music
  • 1986 Lauda
  • 1986 Sonata by contrabbasso solo
  • 1987 Latvija (Kantate)
  • 1987 Pavasara sonate (Frühlingssonate)
  • 1988 Mazi silti svetki (a small celebration)
  • 1988 Musica seria
  • 1988 Musu dziesma (our song)
  • 1989 concert for English horn and orchestra
  • 1989 Varonis (the hero)
  • 1989 Zemgale
  • 1990 Sava tauta (in its people)
  • 1990 Vientulibas sonate (the Sonate of the isolation)
  • 1991 Balsis (voices)
  • 1991 width unit Deum
  • 1991 Pater more noster
  • 1992 Izdegušas of zemes ainavas (landscapes of the burned out earth)
  • 1992 Sonate for flute solo
  • 1993 Litene
  • 1993/94 Concerto by violoncello OD orchestra
  • 1995 Pavasara muzika (spring music)
  • 1995 caper quartet No. 3
  • 1995 Three Poems by Czeslaw Milosz
  • 1995/96 Adagio
  • 1995/96 Musica adventus
  • 1996/97 Dona nobis pacem
  • 1996/97 Tāla gaisma (far light)
  • 1998/99 Symphonie No. 2
  • 1999 caper quartet No. 4
  • 2000 Missa by coro A cappella
  • 2001 Viatore
  • 2001 piano quartet
  • 2002 Musica appassionata
  • 2002 Plainscapes
  • 2002/03 bass Trip
  • 2004/05 Canto forza for the 12 cellos (on behalf the old person opera in Frankfurt/Main

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