The “simple and accessible” styles of Gorecki and Pärt are discussed in this BBC documentary. The documentary focuses on their sacred music and how it was disapproved of by the communist regimes and celebrated by the people.
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If one of the purposes of music is to provide moments of repose and even comfort, then what these people say about Arvo Pärt’s “Spiegel im Spiegel” is certainly worth hearing. From BBC Radio 4, ” Exploring the impact that Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s piece for piano and violin Spiegel im Spiegel has had on people’s […]
Grammy nominations are out and soparano Dawn Upshaw and jazz composer Maria Schneider have been nominated for their collaboration. Check out the story here. Other Grammy nominations in the classical category include Magnus Lindberg for his Piano Concerto No. 2, Arvo Pärt for Adam’s Lament, Esa-Pekka Salonen for his Violin Concerto, and the rather young […]