Orient & Occident

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Orient & Occident
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir / Helena Olsson (soprano) Taµnu Kaljuste

[ ECM Records / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 13 November 2002

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Recording of the Month - Gramophone Magazine (Awards Issue 2002)

"Two of Arvo Pärt's more recent works make this new ECM release a particularly rewarding experience. The familiar deep-rooted spirituality viewed from a wider perspective: more colourful and worldly." (Gramophone)

The long-awaited new album by the great Estonian composer brings new colours to his unique body of work. The purity and the sense of timelessness remain; the harmonic palette is subtly expanded. These recordings of "Orient & Occident", "Ein Wallfahrtslied" and "Como cierva sedienta" are already attracting many positive reviews.


"Pilgrims' Song" (version for men's choir and string orchestra)
"Orient & Occident", for string orchestra
"Como cierva sedienta" (version for women's choir and orchestra)