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The Silence Of Being - The Music Of Arvo Pärt


Release Date: 03/25/2008 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8506015   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Arvo PärtPhilip GlassKrzysztof PendereckiConlon Nancarrow,   ... 
Performer:  Béla NagyMárta HarasztiRezso HajnaJudit Kiss Domonkos,   ... 
Conductor:  Tamás BenedekTakuo YuasaAntony PittsNoel Edison,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra membersUlster OrchestraTonus Peregrinus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

PASSIO
"An ascetic spiritual journey, pared to the musical bone but extraordinarily powerful. Fine singing and first-rate sound." --Rob Cowan, Gramophone

BERLINER MESSE, MAGNIFICAT, SUMMA
"These highly accomplished performers...catch the essential Pärt with imagination and technical security...Excellent, committed performances." --Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International

TABULA RASA, SYMPHONY NO 3, COLLAGE
"The performances...are absolutely first rate, particularly from the two violinists in Tabula Rasa, Leslie Hatfield and Rebecca Hirsch. Credit also goes to the Ulster Orchestra and conductor Takuo Yuasa who take to all three pieces with both care for the
Read more written score and flair for the particular style...No one's collection of 20th century music should be without this performance of Tabula Rasa." --Paul Cook, ClassicsToday.com

TRIODION, TRIBUTE TO CEASAR, NUNC DIMITTIS
"Exquisite also describes the performances of the Elora Festival Singers, who provide pure-toned and texturally beautiful singing under Noel Edison's direction. Naxos' recording is spacious and well-detailed, with wide dynamics. A truly enjoyable hour of music, essential for Pärt aficionados and choral enthusiasts." --Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Tamás Benedek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2.
Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Béla Nagy (Violin)
Conductor:  Tamás Benedek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Length: 10 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3.
Festina lente by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Márta Haraszti (Harp)
Conductor:  Tamás Benedek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988-1990; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4.
Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Rezso Hajna (Viola), Judit Kiss Domonkos (Cello), Katalin Schneider (Violin),
Béla Nagy (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5.
Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Tibor Parkanyi (Cello), Sándor Falvai (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Length: 11 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6.
Summa by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Tamás Benedek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Estonia 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7.
Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Tamás Benedek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Length: 11 Minutes 51 Secs. 
8.
Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  István Hartenstein (Bassoon), Antal Szuromi (French Horn), Károly Ambrus (French Horn),
Lázsló Kiss Gy (Bass Clarinet), Lázsló Kiss Gy (Clarinet), Géza Bánhegyi (Clarinet),
József Eros (Oboe), József Eros (English Horn), Béla Horváth (Oboe),
László Hunyadi (Bassoon), Antal Eisrich (Percussion), Miklós Kovács (Percussion)
Conductor:  Tamás Benedek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
9.
Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Tamás Benedek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Estonia 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
10.
Tabula Rasa by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Rebecca Hirsch (Violin), Lesley Hatfield (Violin)
Conductor:  Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Estonia 
Length: 24 Minutes 32 Secs. 
11.
Collage sur B-A-C-H for Strings, Oboe, Harpsichord and Piano by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USSR 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
12.
Symphony no 3 by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Takuo Yuasa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; Estonia 
Length: 19 Minutes 22 Secs. 
13.
St John Passion by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Robert MacDonald (Bass), Mark Anderson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antony Pitts
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tonus Peregrinus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Church of St. Peter and Paul, Dorchester 
Length: 61 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
14.
Triodion by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 13 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Tribute to Caesar by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
Nunc dimittis by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; Germany 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
17.
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode VII by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Slavonic 
18.
I am the True Vine by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
The Woman with the Alabaster Box by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
Dopo la vittoria by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996-1998; Germany 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 10 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21.
Bogoroditse Devo by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Estonia 
Venue:  St. John Chrysostom, Newmarket, Ontario 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Slavonic 
22.
Heroes Symphony: 5th movement, Neukoln by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
23.
Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima by Krzysztof Penderecki
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Poland 
Length: 8 Minutes 59 Secs. 
24.
Toccata for Violin and Player Piano by Conlon Nancarrow
Performer:  Mia Wu (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Mexico 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
25.
Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Interlude no 1 by John Cage
Performer:  Boris Berman (Prepared Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946-1948; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
26.
Nachtstücke (5) for violin and piano: no 1, Elegie by Hans Werner Henze
Performer:  Aaron Shorr (Piano), Peter Skaerved (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
27.
Quattro Pezzi su una nota sola (Four Pieces on Only One Note), for 25 musicians: 1. by Giacinto Scelsi
Conductor:  Hans Zender
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
28.
In C: Excerpt(s) by Terry Riley
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ars Nova Copenhagen,  Percurama Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
29.
Quartet for Strings no 2: 1st movement, ? by Charles Wuorinen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Group for Contemporary Music
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
30.
Déserts: Third Electronic Interpolation by Edgard Varčse
Conductor:  Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1950-54; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
31.
Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death: Death-Drone II by George Crumb
Performer:  Nicholas Isherwood (Bass)
Conductor:  Fuat Kent
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
32.
Bagatelles (6) for Wind Quintet: no 3, Allegro grazioso by György Ligeti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Albert Schweitzer Woodwind Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; Hungary 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
33.
Pieces (5) for Accordion, Violin and Cello "Silenzio": no 2 by Sofia Gubaidulina
Performer:  Elsbeth Moser (Bayan), Maria Kliegel (Cello), Kathrin Rabus (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
34.
Beta by Jorgen Plaetner
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Denmark 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an electronic work. 
35.
Shaker Loops: A Final Shaking by John Adams
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
36.
Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 45: 1st movement, Con grandezza by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Performer:  Laura Mikkola (Piano)
Conductor:  Hannu Lintu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Finland 
Length: 9 Minutes 46 Secs. 
37.
Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Tamás Benedek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
38.
Cantate Domino by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jurgen Petrenko (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers,  Elora Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Estonia 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
39.
Berliner Messe by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jurgen Petrenko (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers,  Elora Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990-1992 
Length: 22 Minutes 56 Secs. 
40.
De profundis by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jurgen Petrenko (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers,  Elora Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
41.
Summa by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jurgen Petrenko (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers,  Elora Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Estonia 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
42.
The Beatitudes by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jurgen Petrenko (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers,  Elora Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990/1991; Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
43.
Magnificat by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Jurgen Petrenko (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers,  Elora Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Tabula Rasa: Ludus
Tabula Rasa: Silentuim
Collage uber B-A-C-H: Toccata
Collage uber B-A-C-H: Sarabande
Collage uber B-A-C-H: Ricercare
Symphony No. 3: First Movement
Symphony No. 3: Second Movement
Symphony No. 3: Third Movement
Triodion: I. Introduction: ad libitum - Ode I: O Jesus the Son of God, Have Mercy upon Us
Triodion: II. Ode II: O Most Holy Birth-giver of God, Save Us
Triodion: III. Ode III: O Holy Saint Nicholas, Pray to God for Us - Coda: ad libitum
Tribute to Caesar
Nunc dimittis
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode VII: Memento
I am the True Vine: I am the true vine
The Woman with the Alabaster Box
Dopo la vittoria: (After the Victory)
Bogoroditse Dyevo (Mother of God and Virgin): Bogoroditse Djevo (Mother of God and Virgin)

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