Les premiers enregistrements des Archives du Folklore letton.

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. In 1924, six years after the foundation of the Latvian State, the Archives of Latvian Folklore (ALF) were founded. The aim of this institution was “to collect, publish and study” Latvian folklore. […]

janvier 30th, 2017|Actualités, Catégories sonores|0 Comments

Découvrez Elfrīda Pakule, le rossignol letton

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Historical sound recordings are treasures that, since the end of 19th century, inform us about musical life, about performers and about musical interpretation. We would like to tell you about one of the great 20th century Latvian opera voices, a coloratura soprano, whose recording legacy is a powerful witness to her remarkable voice. […]

Edit-a-thon Wikipedia à la Bibliothèque nationale de Lettonie

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. Adding Latvia’s musicians to Wikipedia! Eighteen people who are passionate about Latvia’s musicians came together on the 12th of March at the National Library of Latvia to enrich Wikipedia during an edit-a-thon with beautiful archival material. The National Library of Latvia released 80 audio files for the Europeana Sounds edit-a-thon from their collection of historical Latvian sound recordings to enrich Wikipedia articles, including composers and performers like Andrejs Jurjāns, Brāļi Laivinieki and Aleksandrs Daškovs. […]

Petite histoire de l’hymne national letton

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. For the very first Latvian Song Festival in 1873 Latvian composer Kārlis Baumanis (1835-1905) composed for male choir a song-prayer “Dievs, svētī Latviju!” (God, bless Latvia!). His composition later became the anthem of the Republic of Latvia. It was written at a time when Latvia did not exist as a sovereign state […]

novembre 18th, 2015|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Jāņi, célébrations du solstice d’été en Lettonie

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. To a casual observer, Jāņi might seem just another good occasion to come together with friends and have a barbecue, a beer, and some good discussions. But why are there bonfires everywhere, oak leaf and flower wreaths on people’s heads, and folksongs with the refrain « Līgo, līgo » that people sing when coming together on the evening of June 23, and through all night and on June 24? […]

juin 23rd, 2015|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

12 décembre – Sons de Noël en Lettonie

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. In Latvia, songs from the Lutheran church’s song book are traditionally sung at Christmas time. German folk song Es skaistu rozīt’ zinu (Es ist ein Ros entsprungen in German, or Lo, how a rose e’er blooming in English) has been very popular since the 19th century. […]

décembre 12th, 2014|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments