SYMPHONIC HIT WITH GORAN GORA. ACCORDION AND MASKATS’ TANGO

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Let’s give the floor to the accordion and tango. Arturs Maskats’ Tango is one of the most renowned examples of Latvian symphony music, and it is no less popular than Emīls Dārziņš’ Valse Mélancolique. The solo accordion is full of longing, with traces of both vitality and anguish, but the lyrical contemplation is overcome by a tumultous symphonic power. The Greece-based Latvian composer Gundega Šmite has written an accordion concerto of three movements reminding us – especially in the terpsichorean final movement – of times past, when poetry, song, dance, and theatre was a single organism, recalling Nietzsche’s words: ‘I would believe only in a god who could dance.’

05 Dec

19.00 / Thursday / Riga, The Great Guild

Soloist/-s

ARTŪRS NOVIKS -

Conductor

Guntis Kuzma

Program

  • Gundega ŠMITE Accordion Concerto
  • Arturs MASKATS Tango

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