Part: Piano Music / Ralph Van Raat
Arvo Pärt’s piano works range from his first public statement as a composer, the Zwei Sonatinen, to his latest, the life affirming miniature Für Anna Maria. Moving away from his 1960s atonal language, Pärt found an essence of truth in music embodied in the simple lines of Für Alina. Lamentate is a vast monument which the composer has described as a lament ‘not for the dead, but for the living’. Multi award-winning pianist Ralph van Raat has been praised for his ‘sensitive and technically refined’ playing of Hans Otte’s Book of Sounds (8.572444) (MusicWeb International).
Catalog Number: 8572525
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
Performer: Ralph van Raat