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Arvo Pärt

Recommended Recordings

The repertoire I've listed points the reader towards works which I feel are important for an understanding of Part's music and cover his entire career.

Nekrolog (1960)

Pärt, Tubin & Tüür: Searching for roots / Virgin Classics 545 212 2
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Järvi

Perpetuum Mobile, Op.10 (1963)

Arvo Pärt: Early Works / BIS CD434
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus/Neeme Järvi

Symphony no.1 (1963)

Arvo Pärt: Early Works / BIS CD434
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Pärt, Tubin & Tüür: Searching for roots / Virgin Classics 545 212 2
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Paavo Järvi

Solfeggio (1964)

Arvo Pärt: De Profundis / Harmonia Mundi HMU907182
Theatre of Voices/Paul Hillier

Credo (1968)

Arvo Pärt: Collage / Chandos CHAN9134
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus/Neeme Järvi

Symphony no.3 (1971)

Symphonies by Pärt and Kanchelli / EMI Classics 555619 2
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Franz Welser-Möst

Für Alina (1976)

Alexei Lubimov: Pourquoi je suis si sentimental / BIS CD702
Alexei Lubimov, piano

Tabula Rasa (1977)

Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa/ECM 1275
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra/Gidon Kremer/Tatjana Grindenko

Annum per annum (1980)

Christopher Bowers-Broadbent: Music for Organ / ECM 1431
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ

Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten (1977/1980)

Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa / ECM 1275
Staatsorchester Stuttgart/Dennis Russell Davies

Fratres (1977, numerous re-arrangements)

Arvo Pärt: Fratres / Telarc CD-80387 (various versions)
I Fiamminghi/Rudolf Werthen
Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa / ECM 1275 (12 cellos)
Cellos of The Berlin Philharmonic
Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa / ECM 1275 (violin & piano)
Gidon Kremer/Keith Jarrett
Arvo Pärt: Collage / Chandos CHAN9134 (string orchestra & percussion)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Neeme Järvi

Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem (St. John Passion) (1992)

Arvo Pärt: Passio / ECM 1370
The Hilliard Ensemble/Western Wind Chamber Choir/Capricorn Ensemble

Magnificat (1989)

King's College Choir: Ikos / EMI Classics 55096

Festina Lente (1988/1990)

Arvo Pärt: Miserere / ECM 1430
Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn/Dennis Russell Davies

Miserere (1989/90)

Arvo Pärt: Miserere /ECM 21430
Hilliard Ensemble/Western Wind Choir

Berliner Messe (1990)

Masses by Arvo Pärt and Lou Harrison /Koch International 371772
Hilliard Ensemble/Western Wind Choir

Silouan's Song (1991)

Arvo Pärt: Te Deum /ECM 20003
Hilliard Ensemble/Western Wind Choir

Magnificat Antiphonen (1988, rev.1991)

Arvo Pärt: De Profundis / Harmonia Mundi HMU907182
Theatre of Voices/Paul Hillier

Litany (1994)

Arvo Pärt: Litany / ECM 1592
Hilliard Ensemble/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra/Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Copyright © Doug Maskew, 1996-2000.

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