Arvo Pärt: Piano Music

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Arvo Pärt: Piano Music



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30th Aug 2011




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Arvo Pärt: Piano Music


Zwei Sonatinen for piano Op. 1

Partita, Op. 2

Variations for the Healing of Arinushka

Für Alina

Für Anna Maria

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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





Solitudine - stato d'animo





Fragile e conciliante

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.”

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.”

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