1. Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and Tampere Philharmonic/John Storgards, conductor and violin

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Born in 1946 in Latvia, composer Peteris Vasks counts as kindred spirits such Eastern contemporaries as Arvo PÄrt, Giya Kancheli, and Henryk GorÉcki, as well as forebears Schnittke, Luto Born in 1946 in Latvia, composer Peteris Vasks counts as kindred spirits such Eastern contemporaries as…

  2. Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As an overachieving violinist/conductor/teacher, George Enescu (1881-1955) was internationally celebrated: He graced the world's greatest stages with his instrument, he was offered the New York Philha As an overachieving violinist/conductor/teacher, George Enescu (1881-1955) was…

  3. Gidon Kremer, violin; Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Anssi Karttunen, cello; BBC Symphony, Avanti Chamber Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony and Chamber Choir/Esa-Pekka Salonen

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kaija Saariaho—a Finnish composer living in Paris, born in 1952—possesses one of the most distinctive, and most contemporary, voices on the classical scene. Kaija Saariaho—a Finnish composer living in Paris, born in 1952—possesses one of the most distinctive, and most contemporary, voices on…