Look through the photos from the Baltic & Beyond recording sessions featuring violinist Piet Koornhof and pianist Thomas Hecht and read the story about their time at the Singapore Conservatory on the North-West University website!
Baltic & Beyond
Piet Koornhof, violin
Thomas Hecht, piano
Among the most notable regional sources of soulful and spellbinding new music have been the Baltic nations – once part of the Soviet Union – with Arvo Pärt (Estonia), Peteris Vasks (Latvia) and Balys Dvarionas (Lithuania) among the region’s most prominent composers. Works for violin and piano by all three of these Baltic voices – as well as by Giya Kancheli (from Georgia, another former Soviet republic) – are featured in this hypnotically beautiful album that celebrates, in part, the composers’ new-found freedom from a repressive Soviet regime.