Liepāja Symphony Orchestra - Imants Kalninš: Complete Symphonies & Concertos (2021)
FLAC tracks | 06:00:36 | 1,6 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: SKANI
It is the most conflicting piece in the composer's entire oeuvre, combining both the academic and non-academic spheres into a single genre called a "rock symphony". This combination of genres has remained present in almost all of Kalnins work since the Symphony No. 4. Perhaps less or more pronounced, but it exists nonetheless, despite the fact that Kalnins himself often distinguishes his compositions as "acad." or "non-". A rock aesthetic and philosophy is a defining characteristic of his musical thought. Taken more broadly, Kalnins' music could be deemed a contribution to the counterculture, although surely to the erudite wing thereof.