Tabula Rasa: Deluxe Limited Edition (with scores and 200 page book) Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten / Fratres

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Tabula Rasa: Deluxe Limited Edition (with scores and 200 page book) Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten / Fratres
Gidon Kremer (violin) / Keith Jarrett (piano) / Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Davies

[ ECM Records / CD/Book ]

Release Date: Wednesday 20 October 2010

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In celebration of Arvo Pärt's 75th birthday (on 11 September), ECM New Series and the composer's publisher Universal Edition have joined forces to present a special deluxe limited edition version of Tabula rasa. This recording launched the New Series in 1984, and the interpretations of Pärt's unique compositions by a cast including Gidon Kremer, Keith Jarrett, Dennis Russell Davies and Alfred Schnittke changed the landscape of contemporary music.

This epochal recording is being reissued together with a 200-page book that includes previously unpublished facsimile manuscripts in Pärt's hand, as well as study scores of 'Tabula rasa', 'Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten', and 'Fratres' in versions for violin/piano and 12 cellos - all the pieces that comprised the now-legendary Tabula rasa album. Additionally the book includes Wolfgang Sandner's original liner notes, a new introductory essay by Paul Griffiths, photos, discography and work list.

This highly attractive edition will be of intense interest to newcomers to Arvo Pärt as well as to those who loved this music the first time around. Moreover it will provide illumination for musicians and music students. It closely follows the release on ECM New Series of the world premiere recording of Pärt's Symphony No 4 (4763957).

Tracks:

Tabula Rasa
Gidon Kremer (violin), Tatjana Grindenko (violin) & Alfred Schnittke (prepared piano)
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Saulus Sondeckis

Fratres for Violin & Piano
Gidon Kremer (violin) & Keith Jarrett (piano)

Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Dennis Russell Davies

Fratres for 12 Cellos
The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra