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Sol Gabetta - Vasks: Presence / Washington Post review

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When the cellist Sol Gabetta was 18 years old, she heard an intriguing piece for solo cello and voice by the Latvian composer Peteris Vasks. Years later, Gabetta found the score, tracked down the composer, invited him to the music festival she runs in Switzerland and pestered him to write her a cello concerto. She got her wish in 2012 with "Klatbutne" (Presence), an arresting 35-minute work for cello and string orchestra that anchors Gabetta's latest album, where she's backed by an insightful Amsterdam Sinfonietta led by Candida Thompson.

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