Canal March

Ērik Ešenvalds' Stars

Coro Ricercare. Pedro Teixeira, conductor

Stars by Ērik Ešenvalds (1977)

Ēriks Ešenvalds composed Stars in 2011, based on Sara Teasdale’s poem Stars. The Latvian composer evokes celestial harmonies with tuned glasses accompanying the simplicity of this view of the universe from a dark hill. The image of the “star-filled sky” corresponds to a radiant chorale, from which the piece gradually fades away until it plunges into complete silence. 

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