- Audio CD (June 28, 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Bis
- ASIN: B0009VI5CK
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,314 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Spiegel Im Spiegel Import
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The CD's first and fifteenth tracks are renditions of the lovely "Fratres." The first version is for violin and piano, and Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe respectively pick up the tempo a bit. Compare to the more measured performance of the Talinn String Quartet. Equally satisfying.
Also memorable is the final cut, "Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten." This is one of Part's more famous works and deservedly so. The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is up to the task.
The title piece, "Spiegel im Spiegel," is a slow, meditative piece reminiscent of the East. I love to write by it, but you may meditate, read, space out, or sit in a dark room and sip wine by it. You get the idea.
My only disappointment is with the inclusion of the 1964 "Quintettino, Op. 13." It's one of those experimental pieces that sound like an orchestra warming up -- not up to Part's later stuff which is some of the finest being written in the modern age.
Overall, SPIEGEL IM SPIEGEL deserves a space on your CD shelf.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love that piece of music. I am not wild about all the other pieces on this CD, but I do love Speigel I'm Speigel.Published on June 5, 2013 by Lawlor
Arvo Part's music while not necessarily well know is amazing and should be heard by more people. Mirror in Mirror is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.Published on April 4, 2013 by rabbit