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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

8.15: Interval

8.35
Tavener: The Protecting Veil

Thomas Gould, violin
John Reid, piano
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello
Aurora Orchestra
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Arvo Pärt

    Spiegel im Spiegel

    Performer: Thomas Gould. Performer: John Reid.
  • John Adams

    Shaker Loops

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Aaron Copland

    Four Motets

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Samuel Barber

    Twelfth Night

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • John Tavener

    The Protecting Veil

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.

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