Rihards Dubra's international recognition has been growing steadily over the past years. These world premiere recordings celebrating the Latvian composer are performed by the oldest symphony orchestra in the Baltic states: Liepaja Symphony Orchestra.
"In order to create real and genuine art, a person must sacrifice something whether time (both his own and the time he devotes to his loved ones), potential life opportunities, strength, emotions or health because nothing comes from nothing, and because creation without sacrifice only leads to destruction...I have left something of all of that in most of my compositions. That is why each new composition seems harder and harder to write, the work is slower and slowerI should feel a little sad, but in fact I am happy, because I know that the things I have left in my music can be passed on to and be used by the people who listen to it. For many, it is an opportunity to recharge, so to sayBoth my Symphony No. 2 and Mystery of His Birth are compositions in which I have left very much of myself...I will be happy if this music helps someone to persevere and overcome, to gain peace of mind, to understand something of the mystical, to make the pleasant discovery that nothing is ever the end, that there is always something more..." - Rihards Dubra
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