INSPIRATION

Fratres: Best of Arvo Pärt

CD
1 Aug 2014

Barcode: 0825646256600

Simple but not simplistic, enigmatic but clear: When Estonian composer Arvo Pärt had his breakthrough in the West in 1984 with Tabula rasa, it was the result of many years spent in the quest for artistic meaning. In his music largely reduced to the Tintinnabuli style, Pärt established a unique and unmistakeable voice. Inspired by Gregorian chant and Renaissance music, he created scores of immense tranquility that maintain the balance between the eternity of their sounds and the transience of their melodies….

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Summa (1977)  - Vasari Singers 
02 Seven Magnificat Antiphons (1988, rev. 1991): O Weisheit  - Vasari Singers 
03 Seven Magnificat Antiphons (1988, rev. 1991): O Adonai  - Vasari Singers 
04 Seven Magnificat Antiphons (1988, rev. 1991): O Spross aus Isais Wurzel  - Vasari Singers 
05 Seven Magnificat Antiphons (1988, rev. 1991): O Schlüssel Davids  - Vasari Singers 
06 Seven Magnificat Antiphons (1988, rev. 1991): O Morgenstern  - Vasari Singers 
07 Seven Magnificat Antiphons (1988, rev. 1991): O König aller Völker  - Vasari Singers 
08 Seven Magnificat Antiphons (1988, rev. 1991): O Immanuel  - Vasari Singers 
09 Fratres (Version 1980)  - Tasmin Little 
10 Festina lente  - Bournemouth Sinfonietta 
11 Spiegel im Spiegel  - Tasmin Little 
12 Magnificat (1989)  - Choir of King's College Cambridge 
13 The Beatitudes (1990, rev. 1991)  - Choir of King's College Cambridge 
14 Summa  - Estonian National Symphony Orchestra 
15 Fratres  - Estonian National Symphony Orchestra 
16 Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten  - Estonian National Symphony Orchestra 


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