Commemorating history through music on November 11 at 5 p.m. at Old St. Gertrude’s Church in Riga, and again on November 12 at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Church in Cēsis. These performances will feature the stirring historical cantata “God, Thy Earth Is Aflame!” by Lūcija Garūta and Andrejs Eglītis. The program will also include […]
The national recording company “SKANi” has released an album of chord songs by the composer Lūcija Garūta recorded by the Latvian Radio Choir and conductor Sigvards Kļava.
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This marks its premiere performance outside of Latvia. The concert is based on a newly crafted edition of the sheet music, produced in collaboration with the Latvian Music Information Center / SKANI.
Thanks to Jūlija Vasiļjeva and Māris Skujas for the beautiful album “Svētā mīlā” and the opening event at the Ballet Hall of the Latvian National Opera! The album, released under the management of the National Record Company SKANi, includes solo songs by Lúcia Garutas (1902–1977).
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To commemorate the 150th Song and Dance Festival, the Latvian Occupation Museum has spotlighted the cantata “Dievs, Tava zeme deg” (God, Your Land is Burning). Created by poet Andrejas Eglīš and composer Lūcija Garūtas during World War II, this poignant work encapsulates Latvia’s wartime spirit. Premiered in 1944, it faced suppression during Soviet occupation but was later revived, standing today as a testament to Latvia’s enduring cultural and historical resilience.
VEF Culture Palace Chamber Music concerts and talks series “Come prima” offers a digital concert recording – “Dedication to Lúcija Garūta”. The broadcast from the Great Hall of the VEF Culture Palace could be viewed from May 28 at 8 p.m. on the public media portal LSM.lv and Replay.lv.