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Sol Gabetta - Vasks Makes WRTI's Summertime Roundup

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WRTI's Mark Pinto fills us in on the latest classical music CDs Saturdays at 5 pm on Classical New Releases. Here are five newly released recordings he recommends. Take a look!

Sol Gabetta, Peteris Vasks, Amsterdam Sinfonietta: Presence - Latvian composer Peteris Vasks takes the listener on a spiritual journey in these three pieces for cello. In his Cello Concerto No. 2 "Presence," the instrument is a metaphor for the journey of the soul - from birth through the struggles of life to death and rebirth. It's a beautifully conceived, tonally centered work that makes use of hymn-like chordal structures in the string orchestra accompaniment.