Arvo Part

Arvo Part - De Profundis (1999) {Harmonia Mundi HMU 907182}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 26, 2017
Arvo Part - De Profundis (1999) {Harmonia Mundi HMU 907182}

Arvo Pärt - De Profundis (1999) {Harmonia Mundi HMU 907182}
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© 1996, 1999 Harmonia Mundi USA | HMU 907182
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Choral / Neo-Classical

Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices, like the Hilliard Ensemble with whom he was associated before settling in America, have given the music of Arvo Part a prominent place in their repertoire. Hillier has also written a book on Part – from which his notes accompanying this CD are mostly drawn (The Music of Arvo Part; OUP: 1997) – and in the collective interview run in last September’s issue (page 14) he described his first encounter with several of Part’s scores, “Something leapt out at me: this was the kind of music I had been waiting to perform”.

Arvo Part - Fratres (1997) {Naxos 8.553750}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 3, 2017
Arvo Part - Fratres (1997) {Naxos 8.553750}

Arvo Pärt - Fratres (1997) {Naxos 8.553750}
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© 1997 Naxos / HNH International | 8.553750
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Minimalism

This is serial composition, or variation. The first 8 tracks are the same work in 8 very different styles. See if you even notice it is the same piece. Different instruments, and arpeggios. I like it all. The first and the 8 Cellos version are perhaps my favorites, if you do not want them all. Also the 2nd track, a hard almost scratchy arpeggio version. I am getting into Arvo Part a little more now, though this is more or less his "Bolero"; a signature piece that builds on a rather simple, repeating theme, which is not like anything else by him- or anyone else. Well, you have to love a Soviet era composer who when the authorities began to annoy him, rather than cower or placate them with what they asked for, became more religious and started a series of variations (according to the liner notes, 2 taboos they warned him about). Gulag or bust? Well he's still around.
The Hilliard Ensemble, Alexei Lubimov, Stuttgart RSO, Andrey Boreyko - Arvo Part: Lamentate; Da pacem Domine (2005)

Arvo Pärt - Lamentate; Da pacem Domine (2005)
Alexei Lubimov, piano; The Hilliard Ensemble
SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrey Boreyko

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Classical, Contemporary | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1930, 476 3048 | 00:42:44

The brief opening piece for chorus on this new release, "Da Pacem Domine," is based on a 9th century Gregorian work and has the usual, familiar–and very beautiful–Pärt-ian characteristics: a soft, endless stream of easy tritones and harmonies that make this plea for peace immensely moving. The major work, Lamentate, is scored for large orchestra and solo piano–a very unusual combination for Pärt. Even his fans will be surprised. In ten brief sections, it begins with a quiet drum roll, immediately followed by horn calls. There are forte explosions for full orchestra and piano, with heavy percussion. At times the only thing we hear is a hushed piano part with strings supporting very quietly. The effect is dark yet alluring. It ends peacefully. This is another stunning CD of Pärt's music for his fans–old and new.
Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Trostiansky, Kirill Rybakov - Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Part, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)

Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Pärt, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)
Alexei Lubimov, piano; Alexander Trostiansky, violin; Kirill Rybakov, clarinet

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Contemporary Classical, Chamber | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1959, 476 3108

The title of ECM's release of works by three composers born in the former Soviet Union perfectly captures the mood of the CD – it is truly mysterious. Although more than half a century separates the first of these pieces from the most recent, they share a sense of otherness that defies easy explanation. The pieces are not so much mysterious in the sense of being eerie (although there are several moments that might raise the hairs on the back of your neck if you were listening alone in the dark); they are unsettling because they raise more questions than they answer.

Arvo Part - The Deer's Cry - Vox Clamantis (2016) {ECM 2466}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 7, 2017
Arvo Part - The Deer's Cry - Vox Clamantis (2016) {ECM 2466}

Arvo Part - The Deer's Cry - Vox Clamantis (2016) {ECM 2466}
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© 2016 ECM Records | ECM New Series | ECM 2466
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Choral

The second ECM New Series album to fully showcase pure-toned Estonian vocal group Vox Clamantis and its artistic director/conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve is devoted to compositions by their great countryman, Arvo Pärt – whose music has been the most performed globally of any living composer over the past five years. This album – titled The Deer’s Cry after its first track, an incantatory work for a cappella mixed choir – is also the latest in an illustrious line of ECM New Series releases to feature Pärt’s compositions, the very music that inspired Manfred Eicher to establish the New Series imprint in 1984.

Wiltener Sangerknaben, Johannes Stecher - Arvo Part: Babel (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 12, 2017
Wiltener Sangerknaben, Johannes Stecher - Arvo Part: Babel (2015)

Wiltener Sängerknaben, Johannes Stecher - Arvo Pärt: Babel (2015)
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Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Col Legno | # WWE 1CD 20427 | 00:57:24

This is the first ever recording of Arvo Pärt’s wonderful vocal music performed by a boys’ choir. The year of release of this album is also the year when the Estonian composer celebrates his eightieth birthday. More than four decades ago, the musician Arvo Pärt fell silent, and went into retreat for eight years. His silence gave rise to a new kind of music, which has gained him international fame. “I have discovered that it is enough if a single note is beautifully played,” Pärt once said. Based on his study of the cathedrals of sound of the Renaissance or even earlier periods, the composer has developed a very personal and original style: music inspired by spirituality, striving to accomplish the ideal of perfect simplicity, of laying bare the pure essence. An everlasting stopping and pausing: eternity. At the same time a continuous flowing and being carried away: the transitory nature of time.
VA - New Music Masters: Music by Steve Reich, Arvo Part, Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Otto, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (1996) [Re-Up]

New Music Masters: Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Otto, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
Andrea Ceccomori, flutes; Paul Wehage, saxophones; Cecilia Chailly, harp
Goffredo Degli Esposti, recorder; Fabrizio Ottaviucci, piano

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Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Amiata | # ARNR 0496 | Time: 00:51:59

A collection of musical gems by great contemporary composers of the minimalist and postminimalist trend. Music of Steve Reich (Vermont Counterpoint, New York Counterpoint - first recording of the saxophone version), Arvo Pärt (Pari Intervallo), Hans Otte (Eins), Ludovico Einaudi (Quattro Passi), Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (For you Ann Lill, Op.58), skilfully interpreted by Andrea Ceccomori and Goffredo Degli Esposti on the flutes, Paul Wehage on the saxophones, Cecilia Chailly on harp and Fabrizio Ottaviucci on piano.
Jeroen van Veen - Arvo Part: Fur Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music (2014) 2CDs

Jeroen van Veen - Arvo Pärt: Für Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music (2014) 2CD
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Genre: Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95053| 02:00:24

A much-admired contemporary, living composer whose popularity among a wide cross-section of music devotees and casual listeners transcends genre barriers. This new double-disc set of the complete piano music encompasses works composed over a 50 year span. Jeroen Van Veen is a preeminent and critically-favored Minimalist advocate and multi-dimensional artist with a noteworthy backlist of Brilliant Classic releases to his credit with more to come. Booklet notes written by Jeroen Van Veen.
Arvo Part - St. John Passion (1988) (The Hilliard Ensemble, P Hillier)

Arvo Part - St. John Passion (1988) (The Hilliard Ensemble, P Hillier)
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Classical | Arthaus Musik, 100248 | rel: 1988 | covers

Arvo Pärt’s St. John Passion stands foremost among the large number of works which can be assigned to the liturgical period of the Passion, for he takes up the narrative tradition of the Christian liturgy yet dramatises the Passion story to reveal historical and even timeless aspects as well.
Arvo Part - Collage - Neeme Jarvi, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus (1993) {Chandos CHAN 9134}

Arvo Part - Collage - Neeme Jarvi, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus (1993) {Chandos CHAN 9134}
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© 1993 Chandos Records | CHAN 9134
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Orchestral / Symphony / Choral

For all of those who look for early works of Pärt this is a precious recording. I believe there are a lot of people who don't find much appeal in Pärt's late repetitive, mystic works for the very same reasons others prefer them. So what's up here is that Pärt has a few lesser known works before, say, his third symphony which are the "opposite" of the mentioned above. Those who are found of Schnittke will surely appreciate this. The most remarkable composition in this record is maybe the "Credo" for piano mixed choir and orchestra. It consists of 13 minutes of duel between the forces of the past (represented by Bach's well known motifs) and the eruptive resources of modernist aleatoric clusters of sound. So, pools of beautiful passages are interrupted by (or combined with) destructive (or desconstructive) interventions of the orchestra till the whole, peaking sometimes the frenetic, becomes yet a powerful block of distinctive sound.