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Various: Into Silence
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Audio CD, Import, 15 September 2017
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- Product Dimensions : 14.2 x 12.6 x 1.19 cm; 94.12 Grams
- Manufacturer : ABC
- Manufacturer reference : unknown
- Original Release Date : 2017
- Label : ABC
- ASIN : B075J1V8Z7
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,759 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
- Customer Reviews:
This new recording from Australian label ABC Classics presents beautiful piano music by Vasks, Gorecki, Part and Pelecis some of it with orchestra, some of it solo piano. The Pelecis concerto that opens the album is almost completely unknown, and stunning. amaraAnna Cislowskas recordings have won, amongst others, the 2015 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album and Gramophone Magazine Editors Choice. It is enough when a single note, or silent beat, or a moment of silence, comforts me. Arvo Pärt It is in the power of the artist to find a way towards affirmation, towards faith. P 275teris Vasks Absorbing simplicity, transcendent serenity, deep spirituality. Into Silence, the new album from pianist TamaraAnna Cislowska, immerses us in the sound world of an extraordinary generation of composers from the Baltics: Henryk Górecki born Poland, 1933, Arvo Pärt Estonia, 1935, P 275teris Vasks Latvia, 1946 and Georgs Pel 275cis Latvia, 1947. As Europe emerged from the horrors of World War II, Górecki and Pärt were children, while Vasks and Pel 275cis were soon to be born. All four grew up in Sovietdominated Eastern Europe, and their music looks back to the trials of the preceding years and speaks with hope of the future, all the while responding to the frostshrouded landscapes in which it came to life. These composers grappled with cultures in which music was simultaneously highly prized, but bound by strict social and political constraints. From the rare genius of these four men, this set of conditions produced music of astonishing and distinctive beauty, characterised by profound simplicity and a true valuing of the silent. The album interweaves the intimacy of solo piano with concertos and orchestral works, recorded with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra under Johannes Fritzsch himself brought up behind the Iron Curtain. The music of Georgs Pel 275cis is an undiscovered gem, barely recorded and almost never heard in the concert hall. His All in the Past, an elegy for violin and orchestra, beguilingly mixes the influence of tango with the styling of the baroque but its his sublime Concertino bianco literally Little White Concerto for piano and orchestra, which opens the album, that is set to take its rightful place as a gem of 20thcentury music in this stunning new recording from Cislowska. Inspired by Gregorian Chant and Orthodox Christianity, the music of Arvo Pärt reaches towards the ancient at the same time as forging new paths in serenity. The use of simple rhythm and stepwise melody that he called tintinnabuli Latin for bell ringing produced the exquisite Spiegel im Spiegel, and its almost addictive repetitions are shared by his other solo piano works on this album, Pari intervallo and Für Alina. A wonderful disc of relaxing music to restore peace into your busy life.