DVD + Blu-Ray:
Baltikum / SWR Vokalensemble / Marcus Creed
SWR Classic release of the Baltic 20th century choral music performed by SWR Vokalensemble with Marcus Creed featuring works by Pärt, Vasks, Tormis etc.
SWR19107DVD / SWR19108BD_Baltikum_BD cover © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © SWR / Alexander Kluge
SWR19107DVD / SWR19108BD_Baltikum_Marcus Creed © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © SWR / Alexander Kluge
SWR19107DVD / SWR19108BD_Baltikum_SWR Vokalensemble © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © SWR / Alexander Kluge
The contemporary vocal music of the Baltic states is infused with the timeless resonances of a folk tradition dating back to pagan times, and created a sensation when it was first unleashed upon European concert halls in the second half of the 20th century. This very special programme from the acclaimed SWR Vokalensemble under the baton of Marcus Creed represents the most eloquent and sophisticated choral repertoire of this region. Veljo Tormis’ intense folk song arrangements, and compelling works by Pēteris Vasks and Arvo Pärt are included next to music of entrancing colours, heard in remarkable settings by a younger generation of award-winning composers. SWR audio album of this programme featuring the same artists has recently received an ICMA nomination.
Two songs after Ernst Enno (1997/98) for mixed choir a cappella
Canon solus (1998) for four equal voices
Ballad for mixed choir in twelve voices
Four Madrigals by e.e. cummings (2006) for eight voices
Plonge (2015) for cello and twelve voices
Dopo la Vittoria (1996/98)
And I heard a voice … (2017) for mixed choir a cappella
Recorded on 13 July 2019 at Ev. Kirche Stuttgart Gaisburg
[SWR19107DVD / SWR19108BD]
Total playing time: 88 minutes
Booklet notes in English | Sung texts in the original languages, German and English
DVD: NTSC 16:9, PCM stereo and DTS 5.1, Region: 0
BD: HD 16:9, PCM Stereo and DTS HD master audio 5.1, Region: A, B, C, BD 25
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