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The Silence of Being - The Music of Arvo Pärt

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>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres
>Pärt, Arvo : Festina lente
>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for cello & piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for string orchestra
>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for wind octet & percussion
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
>Pärt, Arvo : Tabula rasa, concerto for 2 violins (or violin & viola), prepared piano & string orchestra
>Pärt, Arvo : Collage sur B-A-C-H for Strings, Oboe, Harpsichord and Piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Symphony no 3
>Pärt, Arvo : Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantate Domino
>Pärt, Arvo : Berliner Messe, for SATB chorus & string orchestra
>Pärt, Arvo : De profundis
>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
>Pärt, Arvo : The Beatitudes, for chorus & organ
>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat
>Pärt, Arvo : Triodion, for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Tribute to Caesar, for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Nunc dimittis, for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Kanon Pokajanen
>     Ode 7 (Memento)
>Pärt, Arvo : I am the True Vine
>Pärt, Arvo : The Woman with the Alabaster Box
>Pärt, Arvo : Dopo la vittoria, little cantata for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Bogoróditse dyévo (Hail Mary), for chorus
>Glass, Philip : Heroes Symphony
>     Neuköln
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
>Nancarrow, Conlon : Toccata for Violin and Player Piano
>Cage, John : Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
>     First Interlude
>Henze, Hans Werner : Fünf Nachtstücke, for violin & piano
>     1. Elegie
>Scelsi, Giacinto : Pezzi (4) for Orchestra
>     1.
>Riley, Terry [Composer] : In C, for unspecified performers
>     [Excerpt]
>Wuorinen, Charles : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Varèse, Edgard : Déserts for brass, percussion, piano & tape
>     Beginning
>Crumb, George : Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death
>Ligeti, György : Bagatelles (6) for wind quintet
>     Allegro grazioso
>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Pieces (5) for Accordion, Violin and Cello "Silenzio"
>     II
>Plaetner, Jorgen : Beta, electronic work
>Adams, John : Shaker Loops
>     A Final Shaking
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 45

Album Summary

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres
>Pärt, Arvo : Festina lente
>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for cello & piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for string orchestra
>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for wind octet & percussion
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
>Pärt, Arvo : Tabula rasa, concerto for 2 violins (or violin & viola), prepared piano & string orchestra
>Pärt, Arvo : Collage sur B-A-C-H for Strings, Oboe, Harpsichord and Piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Symphony no 3
>Pärt, Arvo : Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantate Domino
>Pärt, Arvo : Berliner Messe, for SATB chorus & string orchestra
>Pärt, Arvo : De profundis
>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
>Pärt, Arvo : The Beatitudes, for chorus & organ
>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat
>Pärt, Arvo : Triodion, for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Tribute to Caesar, for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Nunc dimittis, for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Kanon Pokajanen
>Pärt, Arvo : I am the True Vine
>Pärt, Arvo : The Woman with the Alabaster Box
>Pärt, Arvo : Dopo la vittoria, little cantata for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Bogoróditse dyévo (Hail Mary), for chorus
>Glass, Philip : Heroes Symphony
>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
>Nancarrow, Conlon : Toccata for Violin and Player Piano
>Cage, John : Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
>Henze, Hans Werner : Fünf Nachtstücke, for violin & piano
>Scelsi, Giacinto : Pezzi (4) for Orchestra
>Riley, Terry [Composer] : In C, for unspecified performers
>Wuorinen, Charles : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Varèse, Edgard : Déserts for brass, percussion, piano & tape
>Crumb, George : Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death
>Ligeti, György : Bagatelles (6) for wind quintet
>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Pieces (5) for Accordion, Violin and Cello "Silenzio"
>Plaetner, Jorgen : Beta, electronic work
>Adams, John : Shaker Loops
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 45
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

An elegant 6 CD package containing the complete Naxos recordings of Arvo Part including: Fratres, Tabula Rasa, Collage uber Bach, Symphony No. 3, Berliner Messe, Summa, Passio, Triodion, I am the True Vine, and much, much more! Also included as a special bonus disc: The Sonic Rebellion: Alternative Classical collection which contains works by Glass, Penderecki, Gubaidulina, Ligeti, Scelsi, Nancarrow, Henze, Rautavaara, Crumb, Wuorinen and others!



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Works Details

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres
  • Performers: Miklos Kovacs (Percussion); Antal Eisrich (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Tamás Benedek
  • Notes: Alpha-Line Studio at Festetich Castle, Budapest, Hungary (12/10/1995-12/16/1995)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Pärt, Arvo : Festina lente
  • Performer: Marta Haraszti (Harp)
  • Conductor: Tamás Benedek
  • Notes: Alpha-Line Studio at Festetich Castle, Budapest, Hungary (12/10/1995-12/16/1995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988-1990

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres
  • Performers: Rezsk Hajna (Viola); Katalin Schneider (Violin); Bela Nagy (Violin); Judit Domonkos (Cello)
  • Conductor: Tamás Benedek
  • Notes: Alpha-Line Studio at Festetich Castle, Budapest, Hungary (12/10/1995-12/16/1995)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1989

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for cello & piano
  • Performers: Sandor Falvay (Piano); Tibor Parkanyi (Cello)
  • Conductor: Tamás Benedek
  • Notes: Alpha-Line Studio at Festetich Castle, Budapest, Hungary (12/10/1995-12/16/1995)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for string orchestra
  • Performer: Tibor Parkanyi (Cello)
  • Conductor: Tamás Benedek
  • Notes: Alpha-Line Studio at Festetich Castle, Budapest, Hungary (12/10/1995-12/16/1995)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres
  • Performers: Agnes Fodor (Cello); Bela Melis (Cello); Katalin Nagy (Cello); Judit Faludi (Cello); Tibor Wambach (Cello); Peter Arato (Cello); Eszter Kendi (Cello)
  • Conductor: Tamás Benedek
  • Notes: Alpha-Line Studio at Festetich Castle, Budapest, Hungary (12/10/1995-12/16/1995)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for wind octet & percussion
  • Performers: Geza Banhegyi (Clarinet); Antal Eisrich (Percussion); László Hunyadi (Bassoon); Laszlo Kiss (Clarinet); Istvan Hartenstein (Bassoon); Bela Horvath (Oboe); Karoly Ambrus (Horn); Antal Szuromi (Horn); Miklos Kovacs (Percussion); Jozsef Eros (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Tamás Benedek
  • Notes: Alpha-Line Studio at Festetich Castle, Budapest, Hungary (12/10/1995-12/16/1995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Pärt, Arvo : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
  • Performer: Antal Eisrich (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Tamás Benedek
  • Notes: Alpha-Line Studio at Festetich Castle, Budapest, Hungary (12/10/1995-12/16/1995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Pärt, Arvo : Tabula rasa, concerto for 2 violins (or violin & viola), prepared piano & string orchestra
  • Performers: Lesley Hatfield (Violin); Rebecca Hirsch (Violin)
  • Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
  • Notes: 04/21/1999-04/22/1999
  • Running Time: 24 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977

>Pärt, Arvo : Collage sur B-A-C-H for Strings, Oboe, Harpsichord and Piano
  • Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
  • Notes: 04/21/1999-04/22/1999
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1964

>Pärt, Arvo : Symphony no 3
  • Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
  • Notes: 04/21/1999-04/22/1999
  • Running Time: 20 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1971

>Pärt, Arvo : Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem
  • Performers: Robert MacDonald (Bass); Mark Anderson (Tenor)
  • Ensemble: Tonus Peregrinus
  • Notes: Abbey Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Dorchester-on-Thames, England (05/15/2001-05/18/2001)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1982

>Pärt, Arvo : Cantate Domino
  • Performer: Jurgen Petrenko (Organ)
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (05/20/2003-05/25/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1977-1996

>Pärt, Arvo : Berliner Messe, for SATB chorus & string orchestra
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (05/20/2003-05/25/2003)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990-1997

>Pärt, Arvo : De profundis
  • Performer: Jurgen Petrenko (Organ)
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (05/20/2003-05/25/2003)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1980

>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (05/20/2003-05/25/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1977

>Pärt, Arvo : The Beatitudes, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Jurgen Petrenko (Organ)
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (05/20/2003-05/25/2003)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (05/20/2003-05/25/2003)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1989

>Pärt, Arvo : Triodion, for chorus
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (05/19/2006-05/21/2006)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Pärt, Arvo : Tribute to Caesar, for chorus
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (05/19/2006-05/21/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Pärt, Arvo : Nunc dimittis, for chorus
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (05/19/2006-05/21/2006)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Pärt, Arvo : Kanon Pokajanen :: Ode 7 (Memento)
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (05/19/2006-05/21/2006)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994-1997

>Pärt, Arvo : I am the True Vine
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (05/19/2006-05/21/2006)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Pärt, Arvo : The Woman with the Alabaster Box
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (05/19/2006-05/21/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Pärt, Arvo : Dopo la vittoria, little cantata for chorus
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (05/19/2006-05/21/2006)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Pärt, Arvo : Bogoróditse dyévo (Hail Mary), for chorus
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St. John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (05/19/2006-05/21/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Glass, Philip : Heroes Symphony :: Neuköln
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1997

>Penderecki, Krzysztof : Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Notes: Composition written: 1959-61.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1959-1961

>Nancarrow, Conlon : Toccata for Violin and Player Piano
  • Ensemble: Continuum
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Cage, John : Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano :: First Interlude
  • Performer: Boris Berman (Prepared Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Henze, Hans Werner : Fünf Nachtstücke, for violin & piano :: 1. Elegie
  • Performers: Peter Skaerved (Violin); Aaron Shorr (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1990

>Scelsi, Giacinto : Pezzi (4) for Orchestra :: 1.
  • Conductor: Hans Zender
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Riley, Terry [Composer] : In C, for unspecified performers :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1964

>Wuorinen, Charles : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1979

>Varèse, Edgard : Déserts for brass, percussion, piano & tape :: Beginning
  • Performer: Maryse Castets (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Lyndon-Gee
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Crumb, George : Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death
  • Performer: Nicholas Isherwood
  • Conductor: Fuat Kent
  • Ensemble: Art Nouveau Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962-1968

>Ligeti, György : Bagatelles (6) for wind quintet :: Allegro grazioso
  • Ensemble: Albert Schweitzer Quintet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Pieces (5) for Accordion, Violin and Cello "Silenzio" :: II
  • Performers: Elsbeth Moser (Bayan); Maria Kliegel (Cello); Kathrin Rabus (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Plaetner, Jorgen : Beta, electronic work
  • Performer: Jorgen Plaetner (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1962-1963

>Adams, John : Shaker Loops :: A Final Shaking
  • Performer: Nathan Gunn (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 45
  • Performer: Laura Mikkola (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hannu Lintu
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1969

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres
  • Conductor: Tamás Benedek
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991