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The Soundworld of the Composer

Donald Macleod traces Part's experiments with twelve-tone music and collage, as well as the development of his own tintinnabuli process.

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the life and music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. In this programme, tracing Pärt's experiments with 12-tone music and collage and the nine-year period in which he composed almost nothing, a silence which was broken eventually by his development of his own tintinnabuli process. Part of the BBC's Classical Voice Season, celebrating the art of singing.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Arvo Pärt

    Fratres Vers. Violin And Piano

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: Martin Roscoe. Performer: Richard Studt. Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta.
    • EMI: 6 29443 2.
    • EMI.
    • 9.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Perpetuum Mobile For Orchestra

    Orchestra: Bamberg S O.. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • BIS : CD-434.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Quintettino For Winds

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • BIS : BIS-CD-1434.
    • 9.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Credo For Piano, Chorus And Orchestra

    Performer: Boris Berman. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9134.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 11.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Symphony No. 3

    Orchestra: Bamberg S O.. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • BIS : CD-434.
    • BIS.
    • 10.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Summa Vers. For String Orchestra

    Orchestra: Estonian National S O. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • EMI : 7243 5-85914 2.
    • EMI.
    • 14.

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