First Listen: ‘Cantique,’ Arvo Pärt /Kristjan Järvi

Since finding his artistic voice in the late 1960s, Arvo Pärt has opened a window into a world of spiritual ideals and aspirations, and attracted many fans along the way. The music on this new disc — released to coincide with the composer’s 75th birthday and conducted by longtime family friend Kristjan Järvi — represents three decades of Pärt’s journey through social change, musical and personal (r)evolution.

Seven minutes into Cantique‘s first piece, Stabat Mater, I had to press pause. I needed to hear it better. So, almost like a ritual, I lit a candle, washed my hands and face, and poured a glass of water.  Read More & Listen @

~ by castleqwayr on August 31, 2010.

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