2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-06-21Works: Arvo Pärt: Für Alina, for piano; Symphony no 1 ("Polyphonic"), Op. 9; Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell; Passio, for tenor, bass, vocal quartet, chorus, oboe...
Performers: Bowyer, Kevin; Davis, Peter R.; Eisrich, Antal; Falvay, Sandor; Hatfield, Lesley; Helmerson, Frans; Hirsch, Rebecca; Hope, Daniel [Violin]; Kovacs, Miklos; Lubimov, Alexei [Piano]; Mulligan, Simon; P...
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme; Benedek, Tamás; Pitts, Antony; Edison, Noel; Yuasa, Takuo; Cox, Neil
Ensemble: ; Choir of Lancing College; Elora Festival Orchestra; Elora Festival Singers; Strings of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra (St; Tonus Peregrinus; Ulster Orchestra
This absorbing, two-CD anthology combines quality performances . . . Certainly, there is no more contextual way of getting to know the composer than this...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-10-19Works: Arvo Pärt: Cantate Domino; Berliner Messe, for SATB chorus & string orchestra; De profundis; Summa, for SATB chorus or soloists; The Beatitudes, for chorus & organ; Magnificat
Performers: Petrenko, Jurgen
Conductors: Edison, Noel
Ensemble: Elora Festival Orchestra; Elora Festival Singers
"Honest and beautiful" - Barry Witherden, Gramophone...continue...