Part: Stabat mater, etc

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COMPOSERS: Part
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Stabat mater, etc
PERFORMER: Soloists; Royal Stockholm PO/P Järvi; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Taverner Consort/Parrott; Fretwork etc
CATALOGUE NO: EMI 237 6112 Reissue (1996-7)

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An excellent survey, particularly valuable for its inclusion of startling and controversial early pieces such as Nekrolog (1960) and I Sumfoonia (1963) which prompted the Estonian Stalinist authorities to accuse Pärt of ‘a lack of principles’. Barry Witherden