Arvo Pärt & JS Bach
Bach’s sublime Lutheran motets interleave with Pärt’s mystical explorations of the Orthodox faith, before reaching the climax of the program: Pärt’s Berliner Messe.
Fellow Estonian Galina Grigorjeva’s In Paradisum, with its joyous call on the angels to lead souls into heaven, leads our own program into paradise, while Peter Sculthorpe’s Djilile, inspired by Indigenous song, makes a resonant Australian introduction to Pärt’s luminous Messe.
“The Estonian Philharmonic wove these immaculately intricate polyphonic fabrics with unmannered clarity and purity of line and tone…”
- Sydney Morning Herald
“A rewarding and stimulating experience”
- The Australian
“A compelling, emotive performance”
- Limelight Magazine
“It’s impossible to conceive of a better performance of this music.”
- The Advertiser
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