Ēriks Ešenvalds: Translations

March 20, 2020, 9:00 am

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The multi-award-winning Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds’ 21st-century choral sound is both exquisite and angular, and in this album he explores ideas of translation, legend, and the divine. With his expanded tonality and employment of shimmering singing handbells in Translation, and the angelic use of the viola and cello in In paradisum, he creates music of ravishing refinement. Ethan Sperry leads the Portland State Chamber Choir in this new compilation of Ešenvalds’ music.