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The Latvian composer Janis Kepitis (1908-89) has a fairly low profile even in his home country, never mind beyond it's borders. His output was nonetheless substantial, with no fewer than six symphonies to his name, ten concertos, a number of large-scale choral-orchestral pieces, countless songs and choruses and a voluminous body of chamber music - almost all of it unknown. Kepitis was himself a gifted pianist, and his hundred or so compositions for piano show a predilection for the miniature. The works here, most of them discovered among his manuscripts, inhabit a world downstream from Skryabin and Rachmaninoff, with a gentle hint of Debussy and an occasional wisp of Latvian folk-music.
The Latvian composer Janis Kepitis (1908-89) has a fairly low profile even in his home country, never mind beyond it's borders. His output was nonetheless substantial, with no fewer than six symphonies to his name, ten concertos, a number of large-scale choral-orchestral pieces, countless songs and choruses and a voluminous body of chamber music - almost all of it unknown. Kepitis was himself a gifted pianist, and his hundred or so compositions for piano show a predilection for the miniature. The works here, most of them discovered among his manuscripts, inhabit a world downstream from Skryabin and Rachmaninoff, with a gentle hint of Debussy and an occasional wisp of Latvian folk-music.
5060113447265
Kepitis / Luse - Piano Miniatures From The Manuscripts, Vol. 2

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Format: CD
Label: TOCCATA
Rel. Date: 08/02/2024
UPC: 5060113447265

Piano Miniatures From The Manuscripts, Vol. 2
Artist: Kepitis / Luse
Format: CD
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The Latvian composer Janis Kepitis (1908-89) has a fairly low profile even in his home country, never mind beyond it's borders. His output was nonetheless substantial, with no fewer than six symphonies to his name, ten concertos, a number of large-scale choral-orchestral pieces, countless songs and choruses and a voluminous body of chamber music - almost all of it unknown. Kepitis was himself a gifted pianist, and his hundred or so compositions for piano show a predilection for the miniature. The works here, most of them discovered among his manuscripts, inhabit a world downstream from Skryabin and Rachmaninoff, with a gentle hint of Debussy and an occasional wisp of Latvian folk-music.
        
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