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Wonderful Introduction To An Incredible Composer
on 22 June 2011
This terrific introduction to the music of Arvo Pärt is an ideal entry point for those unsure where to begin searching through his vast body of work, providing an excellent overview of the composer's better-known pieces.
The compilation strikes a wonderful balance between Pärt's choral and orchestral compositions. The recordings are beautiful throughout, particularly "Festina Lente" and "Fratres". The performance of "Cantus" is particularly awe-inspiring.
This was the very first Arvo Pärt album I purchased several years ago, but certainly not the last. As such, I have alot to thank this wonderfully-priced primer for. Do not hesitate to buy this compilation if you have even the slightest interest in beautiful, inspirational music.