April 18, 2014 – 5:38 am

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A Portrait (Part V) [no label, 2CD]

Live at various venues and dates. All titles are from various 192kbps (MPEG-Layer 3) webcasts.

On December 10, 2011, Estonian Arvo Part was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture for a five-year renewable term by Pope Benedict XVI. As a composer, living or otherwise, Part has certainly left his mark with his funereal-sounding works; and with releases such as Tabula Rasa, Passio and Miserere, there is no finer meditative company than with Arvo Part every Good Friday.

Thanks to Neetelbaers for recording and sharing these tracks at Dime.

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Disc 1 [48 mins]
Track 101. Fratres (1977, version for strings and percussion, 1983) 9:10 (15.4MB)
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest - Jaap van Zweden
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, June 4, 2011

Track 102. Solfeggio (arr. for strings) (1963) 4:11 (7.0MB)

Track 103. Summa (1991) 6:15 (10.5MB)

Track 104. Missa brevis, for twelve cellos (2009) 8:00 (13.5MB)

Track 105. Da pacem Domine, version for string quartet (2006) 5:21 (9.0MB)

O antiphonen (1988, rev. 1991, arr. for strings)
Track 106. O Weisheit 2:03 (3.5MB)
Track 107. O Adonai 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 108. O Spross aus Isais Wurzel 3:46 (6.3MB)
Track 109. O Schlussel Davids 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 110. O Morgenstern 1:13 (2.0MB)
Track 111. O Konig aller Volker 1:30 (2.5MB)
Track 112. O Immanuel 1:18 (2.2MB)
Cello8tet Amsterdam
Duitse Kerk, Den Haag, June 18, 2011

Disc 2 [54 mins]
Track 201. Fratres (1977, version for strings and percussion, 1983) 12:13 (20.5MB)
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Kristjan Jarvi
Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, January 20, 2011

Track 202. Doppo la vittoria (1997) 9:27 (15.9MB)
Cappella Amsterdam - Kaspars Putnins
Pieterskerk, Utrecht, May 20, 2011

Track 203. Fur Alina, for piano (1976) 11:03 (18.6MB)
Martin Sturfalt - piano
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Uppsala, October 18, 2009

Track 204. Magnificat, for SATB choir a capella (1989) 6:32 (11.0MB)

Track 205. Da pacem Domine, for SATB choir or soloists a cappella (2004) 3:49 (6.4MB)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Ensemble - Daniel Reuss
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, October 2, 2010

Track 206. Fratres (1977, version for piano and violin (viola)) 10:41 (18.0MB)
Diemut Poppen - viola
Rostislav Krimer - piano
Chamber Music Festival, Delft, July 30, 2011

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  1. 10 Responses to “ARVO PART - A PORTRAIT (PART V)”

  2. Thanks, bigO. Will give it a try.

    By NAMoosedog on Apr 18, 2014

  3. A real treat - can’t wait to hear. Thanx!

    By lowendbill on Apr 18, 2014

  4. Wonderful stuff, difficult to find elsewhere. Part and Gorecki: Wow.

    By rick harper on Apr 19, 2014

  5. ahhhh….somebody put a hard limiter on it…. some tracks very diff to listen to….reaches threshold and “ducks” for a few seconds….possibly done at transmitter if this is from radio…..this is a great example of why compression shouldn’t be used on classical records…or is it a noise gate? bad reception? anyway, it’s still wonderful music. Happy Easter.

    By rick harper on Apr 19, 2014

  6. Hey Rick, yea, I heard the same thing. Very weird and distracting. A shame for such great stuff. Oh well, ya get what ya pay for. STILL….

    By lowendbill on Apr 19, 2014

  7. An old school friend recommended Arvo Pärt to me a few years ago when I was listening to a lot of classical (I usually listen to punk/electronic/avant-garde and lots of other genres), and the melancholy feel of the music and vocals is very calming. Thanks for posting.

    By Darren Stuart on Apr 24, 2014

  8. Rick…this used to happen when recording music on old cassette recorders using the internal mic. Quite annoying…but it has its charm, I suppose!

    By Darren Stuart on Apr 24, 2014

  9. i didnt post the above comment.

    By darth on Apr 26, 2014

  10. I love this composer. Thank you.

    By Paul on May 16, 2014

  11. For Arvo Part interested:

    New York Times 5/18/14

    By lowendbill on May 18, 2014

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