Kaviani: Te Deum
Music saves one note at a time, says Kaviani. Not by ending wars but by waging them in the name of beauty, nobility, and humanity against all that lies to, numbs, or crushes the human spirit. It saves not by eliminating hunger but by creating more appetite for enlightenment, transcendence and human civilization. Kavianis Te Deum, performed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Janácek Opera Choir, conducted by Petr Vronský, is a secular work which uses the original Latin text of the Christian hymn of praise and presents it through the lens of modernity. The piece in many ways exemplifies the composers humanistic, emotionally-driven approach in an invigorating celebration of art, life, and the forces beyond our own selves.