Arvo Pärt: Triodion

Arvo Pärt: Triodion

by Stephen Layton
     
 

Listeners looking for examples of Arvo Pärt's tonal, tintinnabular style will find that most of the works on this 2003 CD meet their needs. Composed between 1996 and 2002, these eight pieces are triadically based, shaded with modal inflections, and free of the tight dissonances and chromatic touches that adorned much of Pärt's music in the 1980s. "Dopo la vittoria"… See more details below

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Listeners looking for examples of Arvo Pärt's tonal, tintinnabular style will find that most of the works on this 2003 CD meet their needs. Composed between 1996 and 2002, these eight pieces are triadically based, shaded with modal inflections, and free of the tight dissonances and chromatic touches that adorned much of Pärt's music in the 1980s. "Dopo la vittoria" (1996), the "Littlemore Tractus" (2001), and "Salve Regina" (2002) all premiered here, are almost exclusively diatonic, and Pärt's bell-like voicings are quite effective in the resonant acoustics of Temple Church, London. Polyphony's pure tones and clear textures ring out with a glorious aural halo, and these recordings are hardly to be improved upon. Even though "My heart's in the Highlands" (2000) and the "Nunc dimittis" (2001) have also been recorded in fine performances on Black Box, the renditions by Polyphony predate them and are still the best. "I am the true vine" (1996), "Triodion" (1998), and ."..which was the Son of..." (2000) have been recorded before and released in surveys of varied consistency. However, their inclusion here with pieces of the same decade and style makes their place in his late oeuvre perfectly clear. Hyperion captures the hushed ambience of Polyphony's reverent performances.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2003
Label:
Hyperion Uk
UPC:
0034571173757
catalogNumber:
67375
Rank:
161620

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Tracks

  1. Dopo la vittoria, little cantata for chorus  - Arvo Pärt  - Stephen Layton  - Simon Perry  -  Polyphony  - Terry Shannon
  2. Nunc dimittis, for chorus  - Arvo Pärt  - Stephen Layton  - Simon Perry  -  Polyphony  - Terry Shannon  - Elin Manahan Thomas  - Elin Manahan Thomas
  3. ... which was the son of..., for chorus  - Arvo Pärt  - Stephen Layton  - Simon Perry  -  Polyphony  - Terry Shannon
  4. I Am the True Vine, for chorus  - Arvo Pärt  - Stephen Layton  - Simon Perry  -  Polyphony  - Terry Shannon
  5. Littlemore Tractus, for chorus & organ  - Arvo Pärt  - Christopher Bowers-Broadbent  - Stephen Layton  - John Cardinal Newman  - Simon Perry  -  Polyphony  - Terry Shannon
  6. Triodion, for chorus  - Arvo Pärt  - Stephen Layton  - Simon Perry  -  Polyphony  - Terry Shannon
  7. My Heart's in the Highland, for countertenor (or alto) & organ  - Arvo Pärt  - Christopher Bowers-Broadbent  - Stephen Layton  - Simon Perry  -  Polyphony  - Terry Shannon  - Robert Burns  -  David James
  8. Salve Regina, for chorus & organ  - Arvo Pärt  - Christopher Bowers-Broadbent  - Stephen Layton  - Simon Perry  -  Polyphony  - Terry Shannon

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