Arvo Pärt and Manfred Eicher have maintained their creative partnership for more than thirty years. Eicher launched ECM New Series in 1984 as a platform for Pärt's music, bringing the Estonian composer to the world's attention with the album Tabula Rasa. Since that epochal release, all first recordings of Pärt's major works have been made for ECM, with the composer's committed participation. This association between composer and record producer is, as Paul Griffiths has noted, "an example of loyalty and collegiality unique in our time." Musica Selecta - A Sequence by Manfred Eicher features Gidon Kremer, Keith Jarrett, Susan Bickley, Alexander Malter, Alexei Lubimov, Thomas Demenga, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Lynne Dawson, The Hilliard Ensemble, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Riga, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Latvian Radio Choir, Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn, Swedish Radio Symphony, Swedish Radio Choir, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste, Saulius Sondeckis, Dennis Russell Davies, Andrey Boreyko.
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At 83, Arvo Part is still alive, engaged and composing / stereophile
Forty years after he wrote his two-movement Tabula Rasa for violinist Gidon Kremer, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, 83, is still alive, engaged and composing. Hence it should come as no surprise that when violinist Viktoria Mullova and conductor Paavo Järvi contacted Pärt about their plan to record five of his works for violin and various instruments for their Onyx album, Arvo Pärt,...
Bachtrack says; 'Arvo Part is the world's most performed living composer for seventh straight year' / estonian world
The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has, for the seventh year in a row, been given the title of the "world's most performed living composer" by the classical music event database, Bachtrack. "We always keep an eye on contemporary performance, where the composer with the most performed works has been Arvo Pärt since 2011," Backtrack said on its website. However, Backtrack noted that Pärt's le...
Syndicated - Hearts of Space features; Part, Richter, Dubeau, Arnalds & Johannsson
Hearts of Space is heard on over 200 National Public Radio stations. Estimated audience: 200,000 listeners / week. HOS is the #2 contemporary Music program on public radio in station carriage and is in the Top 20 list of all syndicated programs, including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Prairie Home Companion, etc.The program is also heard weekly on Digitally Imported (DI.fm) on the SPACE DREAMS ...
My year with Arvo Part / theguardian
Günter Atteln made a film about the composer Arvo Pärt titled - The Lost Paradise. WATCH "I apologise, but I cannot help you with words. I am a composer and express myself with sounds." This was the opening of Arvo Pärt's short speech at the Vatican in February 2015. The Pontifical Council for Culture had invited Estonian-born composer to speak at a plenary assembly that focused ...
Arvo Part - Musica Selecta is a WFMT: 'New Release' this week
Estonian composer Arvo Pärt celebrated his 80th birthday on September 11th. For the occasion, ECM released this special double album, ‘Musica Selecta.' Pärt and producer Manfred Eicher have maintained a friendship and creative partnership for more than thirty years. Eicher launched ECM New Series in 1984 as a platform for Pärt's music. Since then, all first recordings of P&au...
Musica Selecta: A Sequence by Manfred Eicher / Buffalo News review
I know what you're thinking: "Enough self-celebration already." The 40th anniversary of the venerable ECM label a few years ago unleashed a cavalcade of discs wherein the label celebrates itself and the musicians with whom it has had culture-changing relationships. Almost all have been good; some of those discs have been spectacular. None has been better than this two disc sequence of selections from...