Pianist Linda Leine will present the album "Seasons" with the music of Georg Pelēcis, published by SKANi
on November 9 at 19.00 in the "Ola Foundation" cultural space, pianist Linda Leine will present double album "Georgs Pelēcis. Seasons”, published by SKAni. The pianist will perform music from the piano cycle "Seasons" by Georg Pelečs. The concerts will be conducted by composer and journalist Edgars Raginskis, during the concert there will be talks with composer Georga Pelēci.
The cycle of compositions by this year's jubilee Georg Pelečs "Seasons" has not been recorded so far. In order to capture and popularize this music, pianist Linda Leine worked on a recording in February 2022, which has now been released and will reach a wider audience on November 11. The double album "Georgs Pelēcis. Seasons" is published national record label SKANi in collaboration with Liepaja concert hall "Lielais dribbons", it will be available digitally on major music streaming platforms, as well as in physical format, it will be available for purchase in 80 countries of the world. The creation of the album was supported by the State Cultural Capital Fund and Claussen Simon Foundation in Germany.
Composer Georgs Pelēcis enters music in the seventies years. Having studied in Moscow with Aram Khachaturian, he decides to follow a completely different path than his contemporaries - Sofiya Gubaidulina, Leonid Desyatnikov, etc. As Jānis Torgāns writes in the annotation of the upcoming album, "the loudest success in music circles is the debut at London's Royal Albert Hall with the music for Roald Dahl's fairy tale "Jack and the Tall Bean". The compositions have been played and are also played at the festival Alternative In Moscow, Lockenhaus t. s. At the Krämer festivals in Austria, the orchestra Kremerata Baltica in the repertoire in many parts of the world, Contemporary Classics in Armenia, Modern Composers in malta, Mariinsky International Piano in Saint Petersburg, Music Forum Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic, Siletz Bay Music Festival Lincoln City, USA and many other places. Today, Peleč's music can be heard at various musical events (including ballet) in a very wide range of genres and with the most diverse themes. In addition to the world of Latvian folk songs and poetry, there is also the field of Orthodox chants, as well as other spiritual contacts, tributes to important personalities of different eras and cultures. And nature and man as a source and expression of euphony." The composer himself, speaking about his music, admits: "All my creative inspiration comes from music, from euphony as an ideal reflection or homeland of embodiment. The pursuit of this ideal is the most important theme of my works."
In order to assure the listeners of the unrepeatability of Peleč's music, which seeks harmony and deeper meaning in a seemingly simple soundtrack, Linda Leine decided to focus on the piano music dedicated to the seasons from the wide range of the composer's works. Since the cycle "Seasons" is very extensive, some parts of it - Spring, Autumn and New Year's music - will be played in the concerts. Pianist for compositions says this: "Grey's music appeals to me a lot. It evokes something special in me. I am very happy when I listen to it.” Linda Leine is a pianist of the new generation of Latvians, who early on aspired to wider waters, different currents and depths. After graduating from the Garden School and studying at the JVLMA, the artistry was polished at the University of Music and Theater in Rostock, the University of Music in Lübeck, the University of Music and Theater in Hamburg and elsewhere. And also a specialization – chamber ensemble music both in a piano duet (for four hands and two pianos) and with voice, and the most recent start with Trio Fabel with clarinetist Anna Gāgani and cellist Kristaps Berg. When talking about this ensemble, the artist also tells about the collaboration with Georga Pelēci: "We orderthewe gave the composer a piece, played it, and I realized it was something fabulous.” For a long time, Linda Leine played together with Daria Marshinin in a piano duet. The extensive concert activity has taken the musicians to such famous concert halls as Berlin concert hall and festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, etc. In 2019, a duet album was releaseds "Schubert-Stravinsky-Wax", which received nominations for the OPUS KLASSIK 2019 award. András Schiff invited the Leine-Marshinin duo to collaborate within the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade.
The concerts are supported by the State Cultural Capital Fund.
Entry by invitation.
The video was shot by Jānis Porietis