Kanon Pokajanen, Arvo Pärt

Kanon Pokajanen, Arvo Pärt

Kaljuste / Estonian Phil. Chamber C

ECM 4578342 - 0028945783420

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World premiere recordings of music for choir by Arvo Pärt, based on the canon of repentance of the Russian Orthodox Church. The canon had long fascinated the Estonian composer who finally decided to set it in its entirety in music written to mark the 750th anniversary of Cologne Cathedral. Pärt: "It took over two years to compose the Kanon pokajanen, and its hold on me did not abate until I had finished the score...That may explain why this music means so much to me." As writer Uwe Schweikert has noted, it is "music full of austere, painful beauty."

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Kanon Pokajanen: Ode I
    07:33
  • 2
    Kanon Pokajanen: Ode III
    11:38
  • 3
    Kanon Pokajanen: Ode IV
    07:11
  • 4
    Kanon Pokajanen: Ode V
    08:00
  • 5
    Kanon Pokajanen: Ode VI
    08:16
  • 1
    Kanon Pokajanen: Kondakion
    02:24
  • 2
    Kanon Pokajanen: Ikos
    02:58
  • 3
    Kanon Pokajanen: Ode VII
    07:12
  • 4
    Kanon Pokajanen: Ode VIII
    08:43
  • 5
    Kanon Pokajanen: Ode IX
    08:14
  • 6
    Kanon Pokajanen: Prayer After the Canon
    11:01