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Fratres - Pärt & Bach

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2316 SACD
Release date2018-10-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time58:32

Sensing a special relationship between Arvo Pärt and J.S. Bach, Jörgen van Rijen on his first recording for BIS Records brings together music by the two composers. It’s a relationship which has several aspects. First, Pärt has readily admitted to his love for the work of Bach, referring to it in titles such as Collage über BACH, but also by using the motif BACH (B flat-A-C-B). In addition, both composers share a fascination for religion, while at the same time composing music that is almost mathematically constructed, possessing an underlying order that forms the basis of its timelessness. In collaboration with the composer, van Rijen has adapted four works by Pärt for the trombone, including the celebrated piece Fratres, which exists in numerous versions, as well as the two religiously themed An den Wassern zu Babel … and Vater unser.

Pärt’s open-minded attitude to adaptations of his works is also something he has in common with Bach, who regularly reused his own compositions, rearranging them for new occasions. Bach also ‘borrowed’ from other composers, and the three concertos heard here are all arrangements for solo harpsichord of works by Italian composers, which van Rijen in his turn has arranged for trombone and strings. Principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Jörgen van Rijen is here supported by his colleagues in Camerata RCO.
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$ 14.02
Extra material for download
  Composer: Pärt, Arvo
01 Fratres, for trombone, string orchestra and percussion
12:15 $ 2.97 USD
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Concerto in D minor, BWV 974 (arr. J. van Rijen) 09:56
02 I. Andante 03:06 $ 0.75 USD
03 II. Adagio 03:34 $ 0.86 USD
04 III. Presto 03:16 $ 0.79 USD
  Composer: Pärt, Arvo
  Vater unser
05 Vater unser, for trombone and string orchestra (2005/2017) 03:23 $ 0.84 USD
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Concerto in D major, BWV 972 (arr. J. van Rijen) 07:44
06 I. Allegro 02:15 $ 0.55 USD
07 II. Larghetto 03:27 $ 0.83 USD
08 III. Allegro 02:02 $ 0.51 USD
  Composer: Pärt, Arvo
  An den Wassern zu Babel...
09 An den Wassern zu Babel... for trombone and chamber
orchestra (1976/2017)
07:38 $ 1.86 USD
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Concerto in C minor, BWV 981 (arr. J. van Rijen) 12:20
10 I. Adagio 02:17 $ 0.56 USD
11 II. Vivace 01:59 $ 0.48 USD
12 III. Adagio staccato 03:04 $ 0.74 USD
13 IV. Prestissimo 05:00 $ 1.22 USD
  Composer: Pärt, Arvo
  Pari Intervallo 
14 Pari Intervallo, for clarinet, trombone and string orchestra
03:57 $ 1.07 USD
  Album total 58:32
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
Pärt, Arvo
Chamber orchestraCamerata RCO
TromboneRijen, Jorgen van

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