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4.7 out of 5 stars
Pärt: Alina
Format: Audio CD|Change
Price:£14.91+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

on 12 August 2014
This is beautiful music, wonderfully played. Unfortunately the recording quality on the CD lets it down, being what I can only really describe as fuzzy in places. What a shame. It's more noticeable on some high-end audio equipment than others, but detracts from the purity of the music none the less. Once you've noticed it, it's hard to forget it's there. I contacted ECM who swapped my disc for one in their library, but when told the problem persisted, they were unable to acknowledge or resolve it, so please be aware that if you have sensitive ears, you may have difficulties listening to this disc/recording. It's also a very quiet recording, which ECM did acknowledge and claimed was intentional without offering any explanation. It just means you have to play it at a higher volume than your other CDs to appreciate it which can cause a bit of a shock if you don't adjust the volume before playing something else.
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on 27 September 2013
I heard Spiegel im Spiegel at a live concert and was entranced by it. This recording is special because the violinist is Vladimir Spivakov to whom the work was dedicated by the compose. There are three (!) recordings of the work on the disk, which seems like overkill but they are different versions - not the same performance recorded three times. So if you want to hear Spiegel im Spiegel with other compositions by Part go for the Tasmin Little recording - if you want to wallow in the mesmeric atmosphere of the piece go for this one. The recording quality is excellent.
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on 16 January 2018
The most beautiful piece of music ever written surely
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on 6 March 2016
Exquisite. I just love this recording and buy it often for friends. So peaceful, so simple. perfect.
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on 8 January 2016
When I listen to Spigel Im Spiegel I am reminded of raindrops.
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on 12 April 2015
Absolutely gorgeous, atmospheric music. i think the BBC have used Part's work as background music.
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on 11 May 2016
Beautiful music! 10/10
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on 20 November 2015
Excellent, both the music, and the delivery!!
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on 6 March 2013
Bought purely for Spiegel im Spiegel which is presented three times on this CD with slight changes - one version with cello and piano and the other two for violin and piano and interspersed with two versions of Fur Alina which I did not know but really enjoy. The whole CD is meditative in quality.
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on 19 September 2015
Fab! Amazing album!
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