May 5, 2008

Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa

Artist:Arvo Pärt
Album:Tabula Rasa
Year: 1977

One of the most amazing creative minds of our time. 2007 winner of the Sonning Music Prize, which is Denmark's highest musical honor.Arvo Pärt (born September 11, 1935 in Paide, Estonia), is an Estonian composer of classical music. Continuing struggles with Soviet officials led him to emigrate in 1980 with his wife and their two sons. Pärt lived first in Vienna, where he took Austrian citizenship; and then he re-located to Berlin where he still lives.Arvo Pärt is one of the most important living composers of concert music..more

An absolute music gem!

"Arvo Part's "Tabula Rasa" is an absolutely astonishing piece of music. It is part prayer, a part meditation and a part love letter, burning with passion and sufferring. It is at the same time filled with yearning and longing for a higher state of being and every listening puts my mind in a very unique, spiritual and meditative state...Its like a piece of music made in heaven and completely transcends our normal mundane experiences."

Album Description
Recorded 1977, 1983 and 1984
Personnel: Gidon Kremer - (violin), Keith Jarrett - (piano), Dennis Russell Davies conductor Staatsorchester Stuttgart, The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Tatjana Grindenko - (violin), Alfred Schnittke - (prepared piano), Saulius Sondeckis conductor of Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra


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