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Work: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

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ComposerPärt, Arvo (b. 1935)
PeriodContemporary
Year1977
Work typeOrchestral
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CórdobaLas siete últimas palabras

Las siete últimas palabras
Pärt, Gubaidulina, Poulenc
Orquesta de Córdoba; Judith Kubitz; Esteban Algora; Miguel Jiménez

AmsterdamArtist in residence: Janine Jansen

Artist in residence: Janine Jansen
Pärt, Hillborg, Tüür, Stravinsky
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Kristiina Poska; Janine Jansen

AmsterdamArtist in residence: Janine Jansen

Artist in residence: Janine Jansen
Pärt, Ravel, Stravinsky
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Kristiina Poska; Janine Jansen
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Two “Firsts” as Beethoven opens the Pärnu Music Festival

Harry Traksmann and Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
While Kalle Randalu proves an amiable soloist in the First Piano Concerto, it is Beethoven the firebrand who startles in Paavo Järvi's account of the First Symphony with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.
***11
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Inspired by Elizabethan music: Gardner and the Bergen Phil

Edward Gardner © Bergen Philharmonic
The Bergen Phil and the Edvard Grieg Choir trace music from Elizabethan themes to 20th century works on them, culminating in Pärt's Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten.
***11
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Into silence: Arvo Pärt's distinctive soundworld casts a spell

Arvo Pärt with Tõnu Kaljuste, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra © Luciano Rossetti
A portrait concert of music by Arvo Pärt, while single-mindedly contemplative in tone, proves surprisingly absorbing in the hands of his most authoritative interpreters.
****1
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Stephenson's Une Saison en Enfer lights up Aurora Orchestra

Allan Clayton © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Aurora Orchestra prove too muscular for accompanying voices in Wigmore Hall, but Stephenson's setting of Rimbaud's poetry is impressive.
***11
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Sir James MacMillan’s 60th Astonishing Birthday Concert

Sir James MacMillan © Hansvander Woerd

Sir James MacMillan’s 60th Birthday Concert with SCO and Chorus rediscovers two major seminal works: the dramatic Veni, Veni, Emannuel with Colin Currie and the intense Seven Last Words from the Cross.

*****
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