7. Sep

Iveta Apkalna publishes “Light And Dark” at Berlin Classics

For Iveta Apkalna, the organ is the queen of instruments. The now released recording "Light and Dark" from the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg brings the wide sound spectrum of this queen to you!

The wide-ranging programme offers contemporary organ music by Thierry Escaich as well as works by Leoš Janáček. This first recording on the organ of the Elbphilharmonie not only shines with a program rich in contrasts. Titular organist Iveta Apkalna also gives the album a personal touch with "Hell und Dunkel" by Sofia Asgatowna Gubaidulina.

"It's true that our whole life consists of contrasts, but often we don't even notice it. Of course life is colourful, but the basic colours are black and white, and these are my favourite colours too," told Iveta Apkalna at NDR Kultur.

Iveta Apklana is no stranger in her native Latvia. From there she conquered the world with her talent for the great instrument. On 27 January 2017 she was honoured to inaugurate the organ of the Elbphilharmonie with a Mozart recital. With the new organ album "Light And Dark", the charming instrumentalist will be able to inspire even more people with her "Queen".

This gem of classical music is an enrichment for any collection. Whether physical or digital, the album is a listening experience for conscious connoisseurs.