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Peteris Vasks: Cantus ad Pacem an Organist's Heaven of Authenticity

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Manning the decks (approaching pun unintended) on „Cantus ad Pacem“ is Peteris Vasks' compatriot of Talivaldis Deksnis. Born in 1946, Deksnis has developed into an active asset of the scene over the years, teaching, performing and recording wherever the chance presents itself. A veritable jack of all trades, his programs have been traditionally diverse and colourful, yet special attention has always gone out to contemporary repertoire and the music of Latvia. By interpreting the music of Peteris Vasks, he has seized a unique chance of combining both these factors on a single disc.

The release of „Cantus ad Pacem“ can be regarded as a natural acme of Deksnis' fascination for the Organ segment of Peteris Vasks' body of work. Over the past two decades, he has repeatedly performed it in public, many of these concerts including world premieres. The fact that Talivaldis Deksnis has been principal organist of the Cathedral of Riga of course awards further authenticity to the album.

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