Celebrating 25 years, Radio Klasika release 25 digital album collection

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Latvijas Radio 3 “Klasika”, the Latvian radio station dedicated to classical and academic music, the Latvian national music label Skani, overseen by the Latvian Music Information Centre, is releasing a 25 digital album series containing some of the best performances from the Latvian Radio archives.

Each album contains the works of one Latvian composer, and the composers selected include a broad range of eras and styles. The series features early Latvian composers such as Pēteris Barisons, Jāzeps Mediņš, and Alfrēds Kalniņš, 20th century composers such as Jānis Ivanovs, Marģeris Zariņš, and Artūrs Grīnups, as well as modern composers such as Ēriks Ešenvalds, Pēteris Vasks, and Andris Dzenītis. There will also be releases that spotlight the work of exiled/diaspora composers like Tālivaldis Ķeniņš, Imants Mežaraups, and Gundaris Pone. Recordings were made between 1963 and 2018.

The albums are available via multiple streaming services.

For further information, please visit the Skani website and the Latvijas Radio 3 “Klasika” website

Egils Kaljo is an American-born Latvian from the New York area . Kaljo began listening to Latvian music as soon as he was able to put a record on a record player, and still has old Bellacord 78 rpm records lying around somewhere.

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