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The Very Best Of Arvo Pärt

Album Summary

>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat Antiphons (7), for chorus
>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for violin & piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Festina lente
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat
>Pärt, Arvo : The Beatitudes, for chorus & organ
>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 : De profundis
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantate Domino
>Pärt, Arvo : Beatus Petronius, for double chorus & 2 organs (or orchestra)
>Pärt, Arvo : Solfeggio
>Pärt, Arvo : Missa sillabica, for chorus & organ
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Notes & Reviews:

Arvo Part will celebrate his 75th birthday on September 11, 2010. Part was born in Estonia during a short period of independence from its more powerful neighbors. In 1944, Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union; as a result, Part spent the greater part of his life struggling against an oppressive Soviet regime. In 1980 he and his family emigrated to Austria, where they took up Austrian citizenship; they returned to Estonia at the beginning of the new century and now live in the capital, Tallinn. While Part's early works were influenced by Prokofiev and Shostakovich, the introduction of serialism into his later works brought him into conflict with soviet authorities who banned many of his early works. This affected him deeply and resulted in a period of silent introspection during which he developed a great interest in early music. During the 1970s, Part developed the "Tintinnabuli Style" of music for which he has become most famous. This style of composition has been likened to minimalism due to its common use of slow tempi and repeated notation.



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>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Notes: Church of St Giles, Cripplegate, London (02/03/1995-02/05/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1977

>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat Antiphons (7), for chorus
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Notes: Church of St Giles, Cripplegate, London (02/03/1995-02/05/1995)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1988

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Tasmin Little (Violin); Tasmin Little (Violin); Martin Roscoe (Piano); Martin Roscoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Abbey Church, Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum Dorset (09/17/1993-09/18/1993)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Pärt, Arvo : Festina lente
  • Conductor: Richard Studt
  • Notes: Abbey Church, Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum Dorset (09/17/1993-09/18/1993)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988-1990

>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
  • Performers: Tasmin Little (Violin); Tasmin Little (Violin); Martin Roscoe (Piano); Martin Roscoe (Piano)
  • Notes: Abbey Church, Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum Dorset (09/17/1993-09/18/1993)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat
  • Performers: David Goode (Organ); David Goode (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (1994-07-18&1994-07-20_1994-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1989

>Pärt, Arvo : The Beatitudes, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: David Goode (Organ); David Goode (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (1994-07-18&1994-07-20_1994-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Notes: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn (11/07/2000-11/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1977

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for violin & piano
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Notes: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn (11/07/2000-11/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Pärt, Arvo : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Notes: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn (11/07/2000-11/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Pärt, Arvo : Tabula rasa, concerto for 2 violins (or violin & viola), prepared piano & string orchestra
  • Performers: Robert Aldwinckle (Harpsichord); Robert Aldwinckle (Harpsichord); Tasmin Little (Violin); Tasmin Little (Violin); Richard Studt (Violin); Richard Studt (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Studt
  • Notes: Abbey Church, Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England (09/17/1993-11/18/1993)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977

>Pärt, Arvo : Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Petersham, Surrey, England (07/24/1993-07/25/1993)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1977

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for violin & piano
  • Notes: All Saints Church, Petersham, Surrey, England (07/24/1993-07/25/1993)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Pärt, Arvo : De profundis
  • Performers: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Mati Turi (Tenor); Mati Turi (Tenor); Kaia Urb (Soprano); Kaia Urb (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Notes: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (1996-05-08&1996-09-16_1996-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1980

>Pärt, Arvo : Cantate Domino
  • Performers: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Mati Turi (Tenor); Mati Turi (Tenor); Kaia Urb (Soprano); Kaia Urb (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Notes: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (1996-05-08&1996-09-16_1996-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1977-1996

>Pärt, Arvo : Beatus Petronius, for double chorus & 2 organs (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Mati Turi (Tenor); Mati Turi (Tenor); Kaia Urb (Soprano); Kaia Urb (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Notes: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (1996-05-08&1996-09-16_1996-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990-1996

>Pärt, Arvo : Solfeggio
  • Performers: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Mati Turi (Tenor); Mati Turi (Tenor); Kaia Urb (Soprano); Kaia Urb (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Notes: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (1996-05-08&1996-09-16_1996-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1963-1996

>Pärt, Arvo : Missa sillabica, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Vilve Hepner (Soprano); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Tiit Kogermann (Tenor); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Aarne Talvik (Bass); Mati Turi (Tenor); Mati Turi (Tenor); Kaia Urb (Soprano); Kaia Urb (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Notes: All Hallows' Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (1996-05-08&1996-09-16_1996-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1996