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Symphony No. 3 (1971)
Silouans Song (1980s?)
Festina Lente (1980s?)
Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten (1977)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Järvi, conductor
Recorded in the 'Estonia' Concert Hall, Tallinn, 9th- 17th June 2000.
VIRGIN CLASSICS 7243 5 45501 2 6 [73.04]
This disc could just as well be entitled 'The Essential Pärt', so far as the non-choral works are concerned anyway. There are now many alternative versions of most of these pieces, including the symphony on DG or Naxos and who knows how many different versions of the various permutations of Fratres. However, the disc in question has rather more claims on your attention than most, its authenticity being the most obvious.
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