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Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa

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Arvo PärtTabula Rasa (Deluxe Re-issue) ECM2010 (1984) A question that has always been asked, regardless of genre, is whether music can be conservative and revolutionary at the same time. Various composers have surfaced in recent times with brilliant compositions, but their work has not adhered to any of the schools of composition that make up the 20th century classical music. These composers have often drawn inspiration from musical principles and philosophies that are foreign to the classical heritage, and in general have been less concerned with academic approval and theoretical correctness ...

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Arvo Part: Passio

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Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has long been the recording darling of Manfred Eicher and ECM Records. The label has released no fewer than eleven volumes of his music, including the record under current consideration. Born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1935, Pärt immigrated to Berlin in 1980 to escape Soviet repression and shortly thereafter conceived his treatment of the Passion of Jesus Christ According to John based upon his newly developed musical style of tintinnabuli. His track of musical thought is based on the principle that “the melody and the accompaniment are one" and employs bell-like triads in composition.Pärt ...



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