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Arvo Pärt: Adam's Lament

Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Riga, Tõnu Kaljuste

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"From the powerful opening gesture to a foreboding final section, encompasses a diverse and at times exhilarating range of dissonance and consonant moods."
- Gramophone

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1
Adam's Lament
Arvo Pärt; Sinfonietta Riga; Tõnu Kaljuste; Vox Clamantis; Latvian Radio Choir
24:10
2
Beatus Petronius
Arvo Pärt; Sinfonietta Riga; Tõnu Kaljuste; Latvian Radio Choir
5:16
3
Salve Regina
Arvo Pärt; Sinfonietta Riga; Tõnu Kaljuste; Latvian Radio Choir
12:16
4
Statuit ei Dominus
Arvo Pärt; Sinfonietta Riga; Tõnu Kaljuste; Latvian Radio Choir; Vox Clamantis
4:57
5
Alleluja Tropus
Arvo Pärt; Sinfonietta Riga; Tõnu Kaljuste; Vox Clamantis
2:41
6
L'abbé agathon
Arvo Pärt; Tui Hirv; Rainer Vilu; Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Tõnu Kaljuste; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
14:05
7
Estonian Lullaby
Arvo Pärt; Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Tõnu Kaljuste; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
2:08
8
Christmas Lullaby
Arvo Pärt; Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Tõnu Kaljuste; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
2:27
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:00
"... has everything going for it: superb music superlatively performed and recorded in the atmosphere in which it was created ... the whole thing, certain moments in particular, make me shed a tear of awe and respect ..."
- MusicWeb International

"Five Stars ... ravishing performances ... fine, affecting performances by all ensembles of the more intense pieces ... two light-footed lullabies, sung sweetly but never cloyingly by the chamber choir, leave us with some sense of comfort. Disc of the Month."
- BBC Music Magazine

Marshalling orchestral and choral forces under the direction of Tõnu Kaljuste, this Arvo Pärt album is a major event. Like all Pärt’s albums on ECM, this was produced with the composer’s participation and features his sacred music, by turns monumentally powerful and tenderly fragile. The programme concludes with two lullabies for female choir and string orchestra. Recorded in Niguliste Church in Tallinn, Estonia, several of the compositions on the album are world premieres.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Recorded November 2011 at Niguliste Church in Tallinn by Peter Laenger and Stephan Schellmann Estonian Lullaby, Christmas Lullaby:
Recorded May 2007 at Niguliste Church by Margo Kõlar
Mixed at Rainbow Studio in Oslo by Arvo Pärt, Manfred Eicher with Jan Erik Kongshaug (engineer)
Liner photos: Kaupo Kikkas (courtesy Arvo Pärt Centre), Mahmut Ceylan (2, 26 bottom left), Ali Borovali (17, 26 top left)
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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