Tabula Rasa (album) by Arvo Pärt

Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa by Arvo Pärt
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 1,137th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 140 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (174th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,137th)
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Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa, Fratres, Spiegel Im Spiegel, Cantus in Memory of
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Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa (CD, Feb-1994, ECM New Series) Keith Jarret Gidon Kramer
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Arvo Pa„rt: Tabula Rasa - Gidon Kremer & Keith Jarrett - 12 Cellists - NEW CD
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Tabula Rasa is ranked as the best album by Arvo Pärt.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.9.

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From 10/06/2019 23:24
Mesmerizing strings' work!
Peaceful and tragic.
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From 01/20/2019 14:49
Minimalism at it's very best. This is thoroughly modern music that doesn't complely forsake its past. A remarkable achievement.
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From 01/20/2019 11:10
pure beauy.
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From 03/16/2016 22:15
"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.
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From 05/20/2015 04:51
Haunting minimalism. There are just a few minimalist pieces that stick out above the rest and this is the best of them.
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From 08/07/2014 20:07
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.
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From 08/12/2013 04:16
This is just too sublime and awesome, so I can't even believe if this really exists
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From 09/30/2012 14:13
“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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From 03/24/2012 23:14
Judging by the number of charts Tabula Rasa appears on here, one might think it's the greatest piece of classical music ever made. I can assure you it's not, not by a long shot, though it is quite nice.
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