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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

Pärt, Arvo

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

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

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

Pärt, Arvo

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


Disc 2

Pärt, Arvo

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

Total Playing Time: 02:32:25






Composer(s):
Pärt, Arvo

Lyricist(s):
Bible - New Testament

Conductor(s):
Benedek, Tamás; Cox, Neil; Edison, Noel; Järvi, Neeme; Pitts, Antony; Yuasa, Takuo

Orchestra(s):
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Elora Festival Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra Strings; Ulster Orchestra

Choir(s):
Elora Singers, The; Lancing College Choir; Tonus Peregrinus

Artist(s):
Bowyer, Kevin; Davis, Peter; Eisrich, Antal; Falvai, Sándor; Hatfield, Lesley; Helmerson, Frans; Hirsch, Rebecca; Hope, Daniel; Kovacs, Miklos; Lubimov, Alexei; Mulligan, Simon; Parkanyi, Tibor; Petrenko, Jurgen

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Music Biographies; Orchestral

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.558182-83

Barcode: 636943818220

Release Date: 05/2005

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