Sounds and Silence

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Over a period of five years, Swiss directors Norbert Wiedmer and Peter Guyer documented the activity of legendary producer Manfred Eicher, the founder and driving force behind ECM Records, whose advocacy of progressive jazz and of classical composers like Arvo Pärt, Meredith Monk, Valentin Silvestrov, and György Kurtág changed the landscape of contemporary music in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The film Sounds and Silence: Travels with Manfred Eicher was released in 2009 and this 2011 soundtrack album is made up largely of tracks taken from previously released ECM albums that Eicher produced, some from as early as 1980. Most of the pieces are low-key and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Over a period of five years, Swiss directors Norbert Wiedmer and Peter Guyer documented the activity of legendary producer Manfred Eicher, the founder and driving force behind ECM Records, whose advocacy of progressive jazz and of classical composers like Arvo Pärt, Meredith Monk, Valentin Silvestrov, and György Kurtág changed the landscape of contemporary music in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The film Sounds and Silence: Travels with Manfred Eicher was released in 2009 and this 2011 soundtrack album is made up largely of tracks taken from previously released ECM albums that Eicher produced, some from as early as 1980. Most of the pieces are low-key and understated and feature chamber ensembles, although there are several piano tracks and several featuring orchestra or chorus. The album has a mix of selections from ECM's classical and jazz repertoire, and from the label's specialty, the many pieces that lie somewhere in between the two. The artists include pianist Keith Jarrett, saxophonists Jan Garbarek and Gianluigi Trovesi, violist Kim Kashkashian, the duo of bandoneon player Dino Saluzzi and cellist Anja Lechner, and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir led by Tonu Kaljuste. The album offers a good sampling of ECM's offerings although it steers clear of the more avant-garde music and should whet listeners' appetites for seeking out the releases from which these tracks were taken.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Ecm Records
  • UPC: 602527700809
  • Catalog Number: 001593302
  • Sales rank: 180,767

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Reading of Sacred Books (8:25)
  2. 2 Für Lennart In Memoriam - Tallinn Chamber Orchestra (7:10)
  3. 3 Apeggiata addio - Rolf Lislevand Ensemble (7:17)
  4. 4 Modul 42 - Nik Bärtsch's Ronin (6:27)
  5. 5 Sur Le Fleuve - Jean-Louis Matinier (6:30)
  6. 6 Creature Walk - Marilyn Mazur (2:35)
  7. 7 Tango a Mi Padre - Anja Lechner (4:15)
  8. 8 Farewell Theme - Camerata Orchestra (1:48)
  9. 9 To Vals Tou Gamou - Camerata Orchestra (3:20)
  10. 10 Ojos Negros - Anja Lechner (5:53)
  11. 11 Così, Tosca - Filarmonica Mousiké (8:52)
  12. 12 Reading of Sacred Books (8:21)
  13. 13 Da Pacem Domine - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (4:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keith Jarrett Primary Artist, Piano
Anouar Brahem Oud
Jan Garbarek Tenor Saxophone
Eleni Karaindrou Piano
Kim Kashkashian Viola
Dino Saluzzi Bandoneon
Gianluigi Trovesi Alto Saxophone
François Couturier Piano
Jean-Louis Matinier Accordion
Marilyn Mazur Percussion
Rolf Lislevand Baroque Guitar, Archlute
Tõnu Kaljuste Conductor
Andi Pupato Percussion
Kaspar Rast Drums
Sha Bass Clarinet
Pedro Estevan Percussion
Anja Lechner Cello
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Arianna Savall Vocals
Nik Bärtsch Piano
Björn Meyer Bass
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Choir, Chorus
Alexandros Myrat Conductor
Camerata Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Savino Acquaviva Conductor
Filarmonica Mousiké Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger Composer
Arvo Pärt Composer
Giacomo Puccini Composer, Original Material
Anouar Brahem Composer
Eleni Karaindrou Composer
Dino Saluzzi Composer
Manfred Eicher Producer
Jan Erik Kongshaug Engineer
Marilyn Mazur Composer
Martin Wieland Engineer
Georges I. Gurdjieff Composer
Rolf Lislevand Composer
Bjarne Hansen Engineer
Nikos Espialidis Engineering
Stefano Amerio Engineer
Traditional Composer
Gérard De Haro Engineer
Markus Heiland Engineer
Thomas de Hartmann Composer
Nik Bärtsch Composer
Natale Arnoldi Arranger, Composer, Engineer
Teije van Geest Engineer
Vicente Greco Composer
Vincente Greco Composer
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