The new album “Seasons. Winter. Piano” of new series of Latvian instrumental music “Seasons” has been released.
New album is the compilation of romantic melodies of 12 well-known Latvian composers on piano. You will come across compositions of Raimonds Pauls, Imants Kalniņš, Mārtiņš Brauns, Uldis Stabulnieks and Jānis Lusens, as well as works composed by Dons, Mārtiņš Freimanis, Lauris Reiniks, Gints Stankevičs and Aigars Voitišķis. The pianist Normunds Kalniņš has recorded them all in his interpretation. Mixing and sound editing was done by producer Gints Stankevičs. You will only hear the piano in the record and it is the most popular way of recording popular song arrangements emphasizing the melodies thereof. Compositions complement each other and this album will serve as excellent background music in different situations – in cafes, saloons, shops or at home next to the fireplace. All compositions included in the album are well known songs of popular Latvian singers and different groups of singers, but it is the first time they are all available in one instrumental version. Here are the titles of compositions and the authors thereof:
The design of the album was created by Artūrs Tigulis, but the design of new series is based on artworks, painted by Līga Ķempe especially for this purpose. The paintings for spring, summer and autumn editions are already painted. Currently there are four albums planned to be in the series of instrumental music “Seasons” – “Seasons. Winter. Piano” available in stores this week, as well as the ones planned next year “Seasons. Spring. Guitar”, “Seasons. Summer. Strings” and “Seasons. Autumn. Percussions”. There will be melodies of well-known Latvian composers and bands recorded in these albums as well; just the main instruments will change.
CD’s are available for ordering on web site of MicRec www.micrec.lv and for purchase in bookstores “Jānis Roze” bookstores and in music stores. The digital version of the album is already available on platforms iTunes and Spotify.