Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Kļava - Arvo Pärt: Da pacem Domine (2016)

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Kļava - Arvo Pärt: Da pacem Domine (2016)
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Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1286-2

Estonian composer Arvo Part's timeless music has touched listeners for decades. He is one of the most performed living composers. This new release features eight choral pieces which were written between 1988 and 2012. These works feature some of Part's finest vocal writing, especially in the three-movement Triodion and the seven-movement Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen.
Arvo Part - Tabula Rasa (1999) {Deutsche Grammophon 00289 479 0569}

Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa (1999) {Deutsche Grammophon 00289 479 0569}
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© 1999 Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 0569
Classical / Contemporary Classical

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is best known for the mystical minimalist style he developed in the late 1970s. While pivotal works from this period are included here, this disc's special value is the glimpse it gives of where Pärt was coming from before he simplified his style. His Symphony no. 3 from 1971 contains many premonitions of the austere, quasi-religious music to come: unaccompanied Gregorian chant-like melodies, for example, and the punctuation of bells. But the Symphony also has a wider range of expression, color and dramatic contrasts, sharing a seriousness of purpose with Pärt's later works, but in a manner more akin to Shostakovich.

Arvo Pärt - The Silence of Being (2008) (6CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Aug. 14, 2017
Arvo Pärt - The Silence of Being (2008) (6CD Box Set)

Arvo Pärt - The Silence of Being (2008) (6CD Box Set)
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Classical, Choral, Sacred, Chamber Music | Label: Naxos - 8.506015

Five of the discs on this six-CD set are previously released Naxos recordings of a broad variety of works by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The set offers a generous sampling of works spanning the composer's career, from his polystylistic Collage über BACH (1964) for orchestra to his 2001 Nunc dimittis for a cappella chorus.
Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Part - Konzert fur Chor - Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Peter Dijkstra (2013) {BR Klassik 900505}

Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt - Konzert für Chor - Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Peter Dijkstra (2013) {BR Klassik 900505}
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© 2013 BR Klassik | 90050
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Choral

The disc contains moving choral music written by two of the most significant composers of the 20th century. At its world premiere in 1986, Alfred Schnittke's Concerto for Chorus was said to be revolutionary, whilst Arvo Pärt remains one of the most popular composers of the present day.

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.

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Arvo Pärt: Live (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 19, 2017
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Arvo Pärt: Live (2017)

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Arvo Pärt: Live
Classical, Sacred, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:59 min | 265 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 13 | 2017

Arvo Pärt, who was born in Estonia in 1935, has succeeded in bringing sacred music back to a broader audience, and away from the confines of the church service, more than almost any other contemporary composer. The meditative character of his works, and his return to the simplest and most basic musical forms, convey moments of intense spirituality. Even before his emigration from the Soviet Union to Austria and then to Germany, Pärt had already invented what he termed the tintinnabuli style of composition (from the Latin word for a bell).

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.