Pärt über Bach / Lamsma, Thompson

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Violinists Simone Lamsma and Candida Thompson explore connections between J.S. Bach and Arvo Pärt on their new release, 'Pärt über Bach,' with Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Arvo Pärt’s groundbreaking 'Tabula Rasa' is presented alongside Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin in the version for two violins, and Pärt’s own 'Collage über B-A-C-H,' written in 1964, wherein the Estonian master intertwines his own modernist music with phrases from J.S. Bach’s music.

"Turning to Bach was for me a way of stating my position regarding my experience with twelve-tone music. In my state of extreme discomfort at that time, I wanted to prove to myself how beautiful Bach’s music was, and how hateful mine was. [...] I was convinced that through this musical sacrifice I could gain a clearer vision of my own contradictions." - Arvo Pärt

Product Description:

  • Release Date: May 10, 2024

  • Catalog Number: CCS46624

  • UPC: 723385466246

  • Label: Channel Classics

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Period: Baroque, Contemporary

  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Arvo Part

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Simone Lamsma, Candida Thompson

  • Performer: Amsterdam Sinfonietta