Arvo Pärt: Piano Music

Naxos: 8572525

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Arvo Pärt: Piano Music

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572525
(8.572525)

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th Aug 2011

Barcode:

0747313252572

Length:

65 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Arvo Pärt: Piano Music


Pärt:

Zwei Sonatinen for piano Op. 1

Partita, Op. 2

Variations for the Healing of Arinushka

Für Alina

Für Anna Maria

World Première Recording

Lamentate

Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta


Ralph van Raat (piano)

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Arvo Pärt’s piano works range from his first public statement as a composer, the Zwei Sonatinen, to his latest, the life-affirming miniature Für Anna Maria. Moving away from his 1960s atonal language, Pärt found an essence of truth in music embodied in the simple lines of Für Alina. Lamentate is a vast monument which the composer has described as a lament ‘not for the dead, but for the living’. Multi award-winning pianist Ralph van Raat has been praised for his ‘sensitive and technically refined’ playing of Hans Otte’s Book of Sounds (8572444) (MusicWeb International).

Arvo Part: Piano Sonatine, Op. 1, No. 1

I. Allegro

II. Larghetto - Allegro

Arvo Part: Piano Sonatine, Op. 1, No. 2

I. Allegro energico

II. Largo

III. Allegro

Arvo Part: Partita, Op. 2

I. Toccatina

II. Fughetta

III. Larghetto

IV. Ostinato

Arvo Part: Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka

Variation 1: Moderato

Variation 2

Variation 3

Variation 4: Piu mosso

Variation 5

Variation 6

Arvo Part: Fur Alina (For Alena)

Fur Alina

Arvo Part: Fur Anna Maria

Fur Anna Maria

Arvo Part: Lamentate

Minacciando

Spietato

Fragile

Pregando

Solitudine - stato d'animo

Consolante

Stridendo

Lamentabile

Risolutamente

Fragile e conciliante

The Observer

25th September 2011

“Marsyas [the Lamentate], is by some way the least successful piece here, an uneasy mix of bombastic, quasi-romantic piano concerto with hazy spirituality...But all the other piano pieces are wonderful: burbling baroque toccatas, hypnotic variations (echoing his Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten) and the pared down Für Anna Maria of 2006, new to disc. Fine playing by Ralph van Raat.”

BBC Music Magazine

November 2011

*****

“This is a well-conceived crash-course in significant moments in the development of Pärt's music...With its visceral Romantic gestures convincingly realised by JoAnn Falletta, Lamentate, a reaction to Kapoor's work, is imbued with a sense of anxiety. Dark textures and violent outbursts, recalling Pärt's early avant-garde style, almost conceal the underpinning tintinnabulist matrix.”

Gramophone Magazine

December 2011

“Van Raat's playing is convincing throughout.”

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