Georgs Pelēcis is a renowned Latvian composer, musicologist, the first president of the Riga Early Music Centre, and professor at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. Together with his peers Pēteris Vasks and Pēteris Plakidis, Pelēcis is considered to be the founder of Latvian minimalism. A pupil of the legendary Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, Pelēcis is the composer of numerous works for piano, choir, orchestra and various ensembles. The main parameter of his musical aesthetics is the coherence of the musical sounds. According to the composer, euphony is for him a creative inspiration and the pursuit of an ideal. Pelēcis’ music is characterised by a diatonic sonority, simplicity and positive moods. He is fascinated by both his beloved Renaissance and Baroque composers, on whom he has written several treatises, and by the aesthetics of minimalism.
The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society presents his impetuous “perpetuum mobile” composition Tikšanās ar draugu (Meeting with a Friend) for violin and string orchestra, written in 2001, performed by the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, with the orchestra’s concertmaster, violinist Džeraldas Bidva, as soloist.
ORCHESTRA: LITHUANIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
VIOLIN: DŽERALDAS BIDVA