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PÄRT, A.: St. John Passion / The Early Years (Documentary, 1990) (NTSC)



PÄRT, A.: St. John Passion / The Early Years (Documentary, 1990) (NTSC)

DVD Clip

Arvo Pärt


The Hilliard Ensemble
Pilate - John Potter
Christ -Michael George
Evangelist 1 - Mary Seers
Evangelist 2 - David James
Evangelist 3 - Roger Covey-Crump
Evangelist 4 - Gordon Jones

The Western Wind Choir
Paul Hillier,

Recorded live from Durham Cathedral, 1988



A film by Dorian Supin

The Estonian Arvo Pärt is widely regarded as one of today’s most original creators of music. Much of his music is bound up with sacred texts and has a shimmeringly mystical, devotional quality, underscored by the use of Renaissance harmonizations, medieval melodic techniques and even Gregorian chant. His work was described in the Financial Times as “Music of a magical stillness, the work of a very distinctive creative voice, almost impossible to classify, who seems to have appeared without obvious historical progenitors.” Film of rehearsals, recording sessions and concert performances is interwoven with more intimate footage of Pärt with his family. Music featured in the programmes includes Pärt’s Miserere, Cantus, Pari Intervallo and Eri Klas conducting Credo and Festina Lente.


Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Audio Language (documentary): English
Subtitles: German, French, Korean, Japanese (documentary) + English, Latin (concert)
Running time: 52 mins (documentary) + 74 mins (concert)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

Pärt, Arvo

Hillier, Paul

Hilliard Ensemble

Western Wind Choir

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Classical Concert

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 109115

Barcode: 807280911596

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Physical Release: 08/2015

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