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PART: Arvo Part - A Portrait (KIMBERLEY)

Arvo Pärt: A Portrait
His Works • His Life

  • 2 CDs with over 2½ hours of music
  • Richly illustrated with rarely seen photographs
  • Detailed essay by Nick Kimberley

The music of Arvo Pärt draws on traditions stretching back across the centuries, yet it could only have been written by someone who had lived through the complexities and contradictions of the last half-century. In his native Estonia, his early music incurred the wrath of the Soviet authorities; when he moved to the West, his style offended against prevailing notions of taste and creativity. But at every stage, Pärt has pursued his own musical vision. Here is a survey of Pärt's career, from early experiments with serialism, through musical collages that took their inspiration from Bach, to the discovery of his distinctive 'tintinnabuli' style, which unleashed a flood of innovative and fascinating new pieces.

CDs include music from Fratres, Passio, Spiegel im Spiegel, Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten, Collage über B-A-C-H, the cello concerto Pro et contra, and many other works.



Disc 1

Part, Arvo

  Fur Alina
1.   Fur Alina 00:02:06
  Symphony No. 1, "Polyphonic": Second Movement
2.   Symphony No. 1, "Polyphonic": Second Movement 00:06:23
  Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
3.   Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten 00:07:39
  Passio: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem
4.   Passio: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem 00:03:48
  Berliner Messe: Kyrie
5.   Berliner Messe: Kyrie 00:02:43
  Fratres (for cello and piano)
6.   Fratres (for cello and piano) 00:11:49
  Magnificat
7.   Magnificat 00:07:06
  Summa (for strings)
8.   Summa (for strings) 00:03:44

Part, Arvo
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Passio: "Unde es tu" Jesus autem responsum non dedit ei
9.   Passio: "Unde es tu" Jesus autem responsum non dedit ei 00:12:22

Part, Arvo

  Berliner Messe: Credo
10.   Berliner Messe: Credo 00:04:14
  The Beatitudes
11.   The Beatitudes 00:07:50
  Annum per annum
12.   Einleitung 00:00:44
13.   K 00:01:01
14.   G 00:00:59
15.   C 00:01:08
16.   S 00:01:04
17.   A 00:01:46
18.   Coda 00:00:50


Disc 2

Part, Arvo

  Fratres (for strings and percussion; 1991 revision)
1.   Fratres (for strings and percussion; 1991 revision) 00:08:54
  Collage uber B-A-C-H
2.   Toccata 00:02:47
3.   Sarabande 00:03:07
4.   Ricercare 00:01:40
  Cello Concerto, "Pro et Contra"
5.   I. Maestoso 00:05:04
6.   II. Largo 00:00:30
7.   III. Allegro 00:03:12
  Symphony No. 3: Third Movement
8.   Symphony No. 3: Third Movement 00:07:42
  Cantate Domino canticum novum (Psalm 95)
9.   Cantate Domino canticum novum (Psalm 95) 00:03:24
  Spiegel im Spiegel
10.   Spiegel im Spiegel 00:08:56
  Triodion
11.   Introduction - Ode I 00:04:39
12.   Ode II 00:05:25
13.   Ode III - Coda 00:05:35
  Tabula Rasa: Ludus
14.   Tabula Rasa: Ludus 00:09:48
  Passio: Et ex illa hora accepit eam discipulus in sua
15.   Passio: Et ex illa hora accepit eam discipulus in sua 00:04:26

Total Playing Time: 02:32:25






Composer(s):
Part, Arvo

Conductor(s):
Pitts, Antony

Choir(s):
Tonus Peregrinus

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Music Biographies; Orchestral

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.558182-83

Barcode: 636943818220

Physical Release: 05/2005

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