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VA - The Silence of Being: The Music of Arvo Part (2008)

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VA - The Silence of Being: The Music of Arvo Part (2008)
Artist: Various Artists
Title Of Album: The Silence of Being: The Music of Arvo Part
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Naxos
Country: Various Countries
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (*tracks + .cue, log, artwork)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 06:19:08
Full Size: 1.93 GB




Tracklist:

CD 1: Fratres • Festina Lente • Summa • Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten
01. Fratres
02. Fratres
03. Festina lente
04. Fratres
05. Fratres
06. Summa
07. Fratres
08. Fratres
09. Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

CD 2: Tabula Rasa • Collage • Symphony No. 3
01. Tabula Rasa - Ludus (09:48)
02. Tabula Rasa - Silentium (14:34)
03. Collage uber BACH - Toccata (02:42)
04. Collage uber BACH - Sarabande (03:10)
05. Collage uber BACH - Ricercare (01:41)
06. Symphony No. 3 - First Movement (06:26)
07. Symphony No. 3 - Second Movement (06:13)
08. Symphony No. 3 - Third Movement (07:44)

CD 3: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem
01. Jesus Is Betrayed And Arrested In Gethsemane (09:37)
02. Jesus Is Interrogated By The High Priest And Denied By Peter (11:27)
03. Jesus Is Judged By Pilate And Reviled By The People (26:17)
04. Jesus Is Crucified At Golgotha (14:27)

CD 4: Berliner Messe • Magnificat • Summa
01. Cantate Domino Canticum Novum (Psalm 95) (1977, Rev. 1996) (03:27)
02. Berliner Messe (for choir and string orchestra) (Rev. V/1992) - Kyrie (02:46)
03. Gloria (03:57)
04. Alleluia Verses I & II (02:00)
05. Veni Sancte Spiritus (05:06)
06. Credo (04:15)
07. Sanctus (02:51)
08. Agnus Dei (02:01)
09. De Profundis (1980) (05:56)
10. Summa (1977) (04:40)
11. The Beatitudes (1990, Rev. 1991) (07:51)
12. Magnificat (1989) (07:22)

CD 5: Triodion • Ode VII (Memento) • I Am The True Vine • Dopo La Vittoria
01. Triodion (1998) - Introduction: Ad Libitum - Ode I: 'O Jesus The Son Of God, Have Mercy Upon Us' (04:20)
02. Triodion (1998) - Ode II: 'O Most Holy Birth-Giver Of God, Save Us' (04:10)
03. Triodion (1998) - Ode III: 'O Holy Saint Nicholas, Pray To God For Us' Coda: Ad Libitum (05:07)
04. Tribute To Caesar (1997) (05:33)
05. Nunc Dimittis (2001) (06:16)
06. Ode VII (Memento) From Kanon Pokajanen (1994) (07:37)
07. I Am The True Vine (1996) (06:50)
08. The Woman With The Alabaster Box (1997) (05:26)
09. Dopo La Vittoria (After The Victory) (1996/1998) (10:39)
10. Bogoroditse Djevo (Mother Of God And Virgin) (1990) (01:28)

CD 6: Sonic Rebellion: Alternative Classical Collection
01. Heroes Symphony: Neukoln - Philip Glass
02. Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima - Krzysztof Penderecki
03. Toccata for Violin and Player Piano - Conlon Nancarrow
04. Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Interlude no 1 - John Cage
05. Nachtstucke for Violin and Piano: no 1, Elegie - Hans Werner Henze
06. Pezzi for Orchestra: no 1 - Giacinto Scelsi
07. In C - Terry Riley
08. Quartet for Strings no 2: no 1 - Charles Wuorinen
09. Deserts: Third Electornic Interpolation - Edgard Varese
10. Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death: Death-Drone 2 - George Crumb
11. Bagatelles for Wind Quintet: no 3, Allegro grazioso - Gyorgy Ligeti
12. Pieces for Accordion, Violin and Cello 'Silenzio': no 2 - Sofia Gubaidulina
13. Beta - Jorgen Plaetner
14. Shaker Loops: 4th movement, A Final Shaking - John Adams
15. Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 45: 1st movement, Con grandezza - Einojuhani Rautavaara
16. Fratres

Five of the discs on this six-CD set are previously released Naxos recordings of a broad variety of works by Estonian composer Arvo Part. The set offers a generous sampling of works spanning the composer's career, from his polystylistic Collage uber BACH (1964) for orchestra to his 2001 Nunc dimittis for a cappella chorus. The bulk of the collection is devoted to works with his characteristic holy minimalist sound, using his tintinnabuli technique, in which there is a mathematically exact connection between the various lines. The set includes several of his major large-scale works, such as the St. John Passion, Berliner Messe, and Tabula Rasa, as well as many of his most popular smaller works, like Fratres (in six different arrangements), Cantus in memorium Benjamin Britten, Festina lente, De Profundis, and vocal and instrumental versions of Summa. The avowed Part devotee will probably already own performances of most of these pieces, but at the bargain price at which Naxos is offering the set, it offers listeners who aren't widely familiar with Part's music a fine introduction to his work. The quality of the performances varies; none are less than very good, but few measure up to the luminous original recordings on ECM, performed by groups such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Hilliard Ensemble, Gidon Kremer, the Theatre of Voices, and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. The performances by the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra on the disc devoted to the six versions of Fratres, Festina lente, Summa, and Cantus are somewhat diffident, but Tonus Peregrinus, led by Antony Pitts, sings the St. John Passion with purity, intensity, and drama. The disc of more recent unaccompanied choral music dating from 1990 to 2001 includes lesser known but highly attractive works, beautifully performed by Elora Festival Singers conducted by Noel Edison. Naxos astutely includes a bonus disc, Sonic Rebellion, a sampler of newer classical music likely to appeal to the kind of listener drawn to mavericks like Part. The eclectic collection is wonderfully diverse, including composers as different as Glass, Nancarrow, Henze, Riley, Wuorinen, Ligeti, Scelsi, and Adams, and should whet the appetite of fans of new music to look into the Naxos catalog. -- Stephen Eddins



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