Listen to a clip from Pärt's Third Symphony

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Kristjan Järvi conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Pärt
Stabat Mater for choir and string orchestra; Symphony No. 3; Cantique des degrés
RIAS Chamber Choir; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Kristjan Järvi

Sony 88697723342 59:47 mins

‘This disc contains the first recordings of revisions of Cantique des degrés (1999, revised 2002) and the ravishingly lovely Stabat Mater (1985). The centrepiece, though, is the Third Symphony, not only a fascinating contrast with Pärt’s later work, but an intriguing piece in its own right’ Barry Witherden

A full review plus star ratings is published in our October 2010 issue