Arvo Pärt: Musica Selecta ? A Sequence by Manfred Eicher - Alexander Malter (piano); Alexei Lubimov (piano); David James (counter tenor); Gidon Kremer (violin);...
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  1. Es sang vor langen Jahren, for counter-tenor or alto with violin & viola
  2. Für Alina, for piano
  3. Mein Weg, for 14 strings & percussion
  4. Kanon Pokajanen, (9 odes, Kontakion-Ikos & Prayer) for chorus: Ode VI
  5. Silouans Song, for string orchestra
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  1. Es sang vor langen Jahren, for counter-tenor or alto with violin & viola
  2. Für Alina, for piano
  3. Mein Weg, for 14 strings & percussion
  4. Kanon Pokajanen, (9 odes, Kontakion-Ikos & Prayer) for chorus: Ode VI
  5. Silouans Song, for string orchestra
  6. Fratres, for violin & piano
  7. Alleluia Tropus, for chamber chorus & 8 cellos (or chorus & string orchestra)
  8. Trisagion, for string orchestra
  9. Beatus Petronius, for double chorus & 2 organs (or orchestra)
  10. Ein Wallfahrtslied (Pilgrim's Song), for male chorus & string orchestra
  11. Most Holy Mother of God, for male voices
  12. Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
  13. Magnificat, for chorus
  14. Festina lente, for strings & harp ad lib
  15. Lamentate, for piano & orchestra (Hommage to Anish Kapoor and his sculpture 'Marsyas'): Fragile
  16. Lamentate, for piano & orchestra (Hommage to Anish Kapoor and his sculpture 'Marsyas'): Pregando
  17. Lamentate, for piano & orchestra (Hommage to Anish Kapoor and his sculpture 'Marsyas'): Solitudine - stato d'animo
  18. Stabat Mater, for soprano, alto, tenor, violin, viola & cello
  19. Da Pacem Domine, for chorus & orchestra
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As the title and subtitle imply, this is a kind of greatest-hits album, with music selected by ECM label producer Manfred Eicher from the 12 albums on the label devoted to the music of Arvo Pärt. Pärt's music is so malleable that people tend to make their own versions of it rather than collect it, but if you wanted an anthology as a starter box, this would be the one to choose. Eicher has worked closely with Pärt since the 1980s, and he has indeed made a sensible "sequence" out of works that do not have a lot of contrast ...

Arvo Pärt: Musica Selecta ? A Sequence by Manfred Eicher 2015, ECM New Series

UPC: 028948119059

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