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Pelēcis and Scarlatti

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The program includes three seasons (Spring Music, Autumn Music, and New Year's Music) by the Latvian composer Georgs Pēlecis and five sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. Nature and humans as a source and expression of euphoria play a prominent role in the work "Seasons." The composer himself says, "My entire creative inspiration comes from music, from euphoria as a perfect reflection or the origin of embodiment. The longing for this perfection is the main motif of my work."
Minimalistic and clear, sometimes lively and festive, sometimes restrained and quiet, Pelēcis's music resonates, just like a year is marked by different moods.
The contemporary music of Georgs Pelēcis is complemented by the works of the Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti, who worked at the Spanish court and is considered the first virtuoso ever. Although Scarlatti composed four centuries ago, his works stylistically fit perfectly with Pelēcis's natural and lyrical melodies. The five Scarlatti sonatas are like small pearls set amidst Pelēcis's extensive musical prose of the seasons. One can hear how Pelēcis's polyphony, clarity of texture, rhythm, and poetry blend with the sonatas. Domenico Scarlatti is one of Georgs Pelēcis's favorite composers.

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in D major K.430, L.463
Sonata in E major K.380, L.23

Georgs Pelēcis (1947)
Spring Music from the cycle "Seasons"

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in A major K.208, L.238

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Domenico Scarlatti 

Sonata in B minor K.87, L.33

Georgs Pelēcis

Autumn Music from the cycle "Seasons"

Domenico Scarlatti 

Sonata in D major K.119, L.415

Georgs Pelēcis

""New Year's Music" from the cycle "Seasons"


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The program includes three seasons (Spring Music, Autumn Music, and New Year's Music) by the Latvian composer Georgs Pēlecis and five sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. Nature and humans as a source and expression of euphoria play a prominent role in the work "Seasons." The composer himself says, "My entire creative inspiration comes from music, from euphoria as a perfect reflection or the origin of embodiment. The longing for this perfection is the main motif of my work."
Minimalistic and clear, sometimes lively and festive, sometimes restrained and quiet, Pelēcis's music resonates, just like a year is marked by different moods.
The contemporary music of Georgs Pelēcis is complemented by the works of the Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti, who worked at the Spanish court and is considered the first virtuoso ever. Although Scarlatti composed four centuries ago, his works stylistically fit perfectly with Pelēcis's natural and lyrical melodies. The five Scarlatti sonatas are like small pearls set amidst Pelēcis's extensive musical prose of the seasons. One can hear how Pelēcis's polyphony, clarity of texture, rhythm, and poetry blend with the sonatas. Domenico Scarlatti is one of Georgs Pelēcis's favorite composers.

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in D major K.430, L.463
Sonata in E major K.380, L.23

Georgs Pelēcis (1947)
Spring Music from the cycle "Seasons"

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in A major K.208, L.238

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Domenico Scarlatti 

Sonata in B minor K.87, L.33

Georgs Pelēcis

Autumn Music from the cycle "Seasons"

Domenico Scarlatti 

Sonata in D major K.119, L.415

Georgs Pelēcis

""New Year's Music" from the cycle "Seasons"

Programme No. 2

The programme brings together many of the pianist's (Linda Leine) heartfelt pieces that have been significant in various contexts along her life's journey so far. At the same time, they are centrepieces of the piano literature in general - for example, Domenico Scarlatti is considered a pioneer in his sonatas as far as virtuoso playing techniques such as crossings of the hands, quick leaps, or repetitions are concerned. Robert Schumann himself described his Fantasia in C major, composed in 1839, as "probably my most passionate thing I have ever done", an assessment shared by pianists to this day and underlines its undisputed importance a milestone in piano literature. Originally entitled "Sonata", the work, imbued with poetic ideas and messages to Clara, also reflects the genre's development from Scarlatti's one-movement miniatures to the four-movement form that tends towards the symphonic. Four movements had already become established in Franz Schubert's A minor Sonata, composed a good ten years earlier. In addition to its symphonic dimensions - the 28-year-old composer himself described the sonata as a premiere grande sonata - Schubert's affinity for song and folk music is unmistakable. 

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) 

Sonate in C-Dur K. 159, L. 104 

Sonate in h-Moll K. 87, L.33 

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Fantasie in C-Dur, Op. 17

  1. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton
  2. Mäßig. Durchaus energisch
  3. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten

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Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) 

Sonate in D-Dur, K 119, L. 415 

Sonate in fis-Moll K.25, L.481 

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

Sonate Nr. 16 a-Moll, D. 845

  1. Moderato
  2. Andante poco moto
  3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Trio: Un poco più lento
  4. Rondo: Allegro vivace