Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa (studio album) by Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke
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Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke bestography
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Seriously, how could you not feel this? Also, to anyone who is an up themselves classical snob complaining that this is somehow overrated on here...it's not. Maybe it has wider appeal to people raised on other musics, bit like jazz snobs sniffing and scoffing at non jazz fans love of Kamasi Washington. With him and with this I just feel both immensely. That's it.
Mesmerizing strings' work!
Peaceful and tragic.
Minimalism at it's very best. This is thoroughly modern music that doesn't complely forsake its past. A remarkable achievement.
"Fratres" and "Tabula rasa" are the MVP's here, and the latter is simply the most beautiful classical piece ever composed. The title piece is an emotionally raw outpouring of catharsis and stuns with its deceptively simple composition style. A must-hear for anyone interested in classical music, its quality and place in the musical canon are indisputable.
Haunting minimalism. There are just a few minimalist pieces that stick out above the rest and this is the best of them.
Album has this sound of waiting for bad news in Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten. It is alright though as it is music and make believe.
This is just too sublime and awesome, so I can't even believe if this really exists
“I have discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played. This one note, or a silent beat, or a moment of silence, comforts me. I work with very few elements - with one voice, two voices. I build with primitive materials - with the triad, with one specific tonality. The three notes of a triad are like bells and that is why I call it tintinnabulation”- Arvo Pärt
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