Pater noster. Dona nobis pacem. Missa.

„(…) superb performances: clear, perfectly paced, beautifully balanced, sumptuously textured, with just the right pitch of emotion,” Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine, September 2007

Pēteris Vasks (dz.1946)

Track listing:

1. Pater noster (1991) 6:40
2. Dona nobis pacem (1996)
Missa (2000, 2005)
13:59
37:02
3. Kyrie 5:34
4. Gloria 8:46
5. Sanctus 6:07
6. Benedictus 5:20
7. Agnus Dei 11:05

Recorded in Riga St.John Church, January 2007
 

Press review

A new master recording, celebrating the music of Peteris Vasks, the musical consciousness, if not the Mahler or the Shostakovich of our time.
Christophe Huss, ClassicsTodayFrance.com, November 2007, Disc of the Month, Artistic Quality 10 / Sound Quality 10

Beautifully performed, a rare outing for Vask's choral music.
Guy Rickards, Gramophone, Awards 2007 issue, 'Gramophone recommends'

Vasks does not deal in overt emotion - the idiom is predominantly contemplative - but the result never fails to move, not least in Missa, the most substantial work on a compelling disc. (...) Latvian Radio Choir and Sinfonietta Riga under Sigvards Kjava bring their own special mystique.
Andrew Clark, The Financial Times, 1 September 1, 2007

(...) superb performances: clear, perfectly paced, beautifully balanced, sumptuously textured, with just the right pitch of emotion.

 

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