Arvo Pärt: The Collection

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Label: BRILLIANT CLASSICS
Catalog: BRI96389
Format: COMPACT DISC

Nagy, Bela; Nagy, Katalin Aldobólyi; Eros, József; Benedek, Tamás; Fonda, Duow; Tonus Peregrinus; Fodor, Ágnes; The Elora Singers; Veen, Sandra van; Justin, Daniel; Haraszti, Márta; Domonkos, Judit Kis; Ulster Orchestra; Hatfield, Lesley; Hajna, Rezso; Ambrus, Karoly; Leeds Cathedral Choir; Hunyadi, László; Veen, Jeroen van; Leech, Thomas; Koetsveld, Krijn; Pitts, Antony; Kovacs, Miklos; Edison, Noel; Hartenstein, Istvan; Kendi, Eszter; Hirsch, Rebecca; Schneider, Katalin; Kiss Gy., Laszlo; Saunders,

Arvo Pärt (born 1935) is without doubt one of the best-known and -loved composers of today. His highly personal style, influenced by Gregorian Chant, is based on slowly shifting patterns, tintinnabuli (little bells), creating a meditative and hallucinatory effect, a visionary world of spiritual contemplation. Pärt’s sacred choral works enjoy a huge popularity with both the traditional classical audience as well as an open-minded new generation. This substantial collection brings together Pärt’s best-known and loved works, both instrumental and vocal: Spiegel im Spiegel, Für Alina, Tabula Rasa, Fratres, Magnificat, Berliner Messe, St. John Passion, as well as organ works and the complete piano works. Excellent performances by Le Nuove Musiche/Krijn Koetsveld, Leeds Cathedral Choir, Ulster Orchestra, Jeroen van Veen and many others. The booklet contains extensive liner notes on the composer and his works.

Price: $64.98