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Pēteris Vasks: Music For A Deceased Friend, by the Lumo Quintet

11 min
Pēteris Vasks: Music For A Deceased Friend, by the Lumo Quintet

Elegiac and praiseful, Vasks’s mournful music his departed friend

Beautifully sombre chords evoke inseparable senses of remembrance and regret in this memoriam piece by Vasks. The back and forth between the horns seem like a reminder of an argument, though it is resolved in pleasant cadence afterwards. Listen to reflect on friendship and memories past. Born in Latvia in 1946, Pēteris Vasks’s body of work is both varied and visceral. Written in 1977, Music for a deceased Friend— one of Vasks’s most notable works—is a philharmonic elegy.

Full concert
The Laureates Of The 2017 Lyon Chamber Music Competition In Concert
Opéra, Lyon
Composer·rice
Peteris Vasks