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Poor representation of Part's music
on 27 November 2014
This review is for those who bought this CD as introduction to Part's music and were disappointed.
ECM is a tireless champion of Part's music and all the other ECM CDs of Part's music are better than this.
This disc consists basically of two pieces - Spiegel im Spiegel played three times (twice for violin & piano and once, in the middle, for cello & piano) & Fur Alina played twice between the three performances of Spiegel im Spiegel. This symmetrical programming would have been satisfying if the music itself were more interesting.
However these two pieces are early tintinnabuli compositions and are very slight and simple to the point of being simplistic.
The rest of Part's tintinnabuli pieces are far richer, so don't be put off by this - I would almost call this muzak. Part's music deserves much better representation than this.