ARVO PART ALINA ECM NEW SERIES

Anyone who’s fallen in love with Fats Waller’s music and wants to delve a bit deeper than “greatest hits” should explor It is the voice that whispers at the edge of sleep, that ever so slightly indecipherable instinct at the heart of selfless wishes. The sheer beauty of the sound — and the silence — also does not escape them I wonder if there is any orchestra on the planet that can make pizzicatos sound as sensuous as this? You are commenting using your WordPress. The newer release, like Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Scored for three choirs, strings, prepared piano and a recording of a wind harp, this spacious music is full of alluring contrasts. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Tripartite structures abound in Alina. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. One of the most widely performed and recorded composers of our time has been well-served in the studio.

Arvo Pärt – Alina

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Originally a two-minute piece, its extended treatment here peels away layers of possibility residing in the score. This weather lends the music a liquid shield around every note, turning each into an earthbound droplet. Notify me of new posts via email. The Deluxe Limited Edition released in includes a page book with facsimiles of the composer’s original manuscripts.

This rigidity ensures that any complex posturing is shunned in favor of direct communion. Recorded in the presence of the composer, each repetition seeks its own segue into silence. Tripartite structures abound in Alina. Third, the album is situated at the intersection of three planes of existence: Alina changed all that when I loaded it into my CD player, only to hear the most sublime understatement to ever issue from my serles. Second, the tracks are symmetrically ordered: You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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Arvo Pärt: Alina (ECM New Series ) – between sound and space: ECM Records and Beyond

Spiegel im Spiegel violin and piano 2. Alina is filled with more emptiness than substance, all the while forming through that emptiness a substance far greater than its own vocabulary can express.

Epidaurus’ debut album enjoys a lost-gem minor classic reputation and bew is little wonder why, because this album represents a bit th It enacts a unique sort of transfiguration which, through the quietude of its own coalescence, ends up turning into itself. It is the voice that whispers at the edge of sleep, that ever so slightly indecipherable instinct at the heart of selfless wishes.

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Arvo Pärt: Alina (ECM New Series 1591)

Difficult relationships, but as time passes, comforting ones as well. In part this is because of the choice of repertoire, which mixes the familiar and the less-often heard, and includes two first recordings, and in part it is because of the exquisite sound produced by Polyphony. Feels Good to Me goes far beyond the usual pro Markus Heiland Produced by Manfred Eicher. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.

Notify me of new comments via email. This solo piano affair by Martial Solal dates from earlymixing striking interpretations of standards and familiar jazz compositions It is in this sense that the cello in the central incarnation sighs like an exhausted organ sending its nnew pulses straight into the heart of a period passed in quiet humility.

As I listen to this album again, the patter of raindrops outside my window provides a fitting backdrop to the sheer grace of its first arpeggios. More than 15 years separate the release of Jan Garbarek’s best-selling album Officium from his Officium Novum.

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