Total Immersion Day Pass: Arvo Pärt: £41 / 38 / 34 / 31 / 28
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Arvo Pärt Symphony No. 1 Arvo Pärt Silhouette Arvo Pärt Tabula rasa Arvo Pärt Berliner Messe Arvo Pärt Symphony No. 3
BBC Symphony Orchestra Tonu Kaljuste conductor Alina Ibragimova violin Barnabás Kelemen violin BBC Symphony Chorus
Pärt’s hit piece Tabula Rasa sits alongside two early works, which show him groping towards his own sound-world. The First Symphony explores strict polyphonic devices, while the Third harks back to medieval music. The Berliner Messe shows Pärt’s mature style in its full glory, the string sound haloing the voices in an echo of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.