Aurora Orchestra - Part, Adams, Tavener
Nicholas Collon conducts the Aurora Orchestra at Kings Place, London. Part: Spiegel im Spiegel. Adams: Shaker Loops. Tavener: The Protecting Veil (Leonard Elschenbroich: cello).
Minimalism Unwrapped: Visions: Tavener, Pärt and Adams played by the Aurora Orchestra
Recorded at Kings Place, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
John Adams: Shaker Loops
Tavener: The Protecting Veil
Thomas Gould, violin
John Reid, piano
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello
Nicholas Collon, conductor
The Aurora Orchestra presents three great works of the minimalist canon, each inspired by a search for the divine. Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich joins them for The Protecting Veil, a journey of radiant intensity which stands as one of John Tavener's most widely-cherished pieces. John Adams' Shaker Loops echoes with the ecstatic dances of North America's Shaker colonies, whilst Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel ('Mirror in the Mirror') hints at infinity through the slow rise and fall of a major scale.