Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Performance Today for Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Peteris Vasks MPR Photo

Latvian composer Peteris Vasks was once asked if his music contained sadness. He answered, "Perhaps... but it also contains a great deal of idealism. I go through pessimism finally to confirm... that I say 'yes' until my last breath to the beauty of this world." On Thursday's Performance Today we'll hear a piece called Epifania, by Peteris Vasks, in concert from Estonia.