Universal Edition - Arvo Pärt – Passacaglia

Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt

Year of composition: 2003/2007
Scored for: for 1 or 2 violins, vibraphone (ad lib.) and string orchestra
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Soloinstruments/Soloists: violin (or 2 violins)
Instrumentation details:

Duration: 5′
Dedication: Dedicated to Gidon Kremer on the occasion of his birthday.
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World Première

Location: Ludwigskirche Saarbrücken / Germany
Date: 04.06.2007
Orchestra: Kremerata Baltica
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Main Soloists: Gidon Kremer, vln

Work Introduction

Passacaglia for violin and piano was written in 2003 as a commission by the Hannover International Violin Competition. In honour of Gidon Kremer’s 60th Birthday in 2007, Arvo Pärt arranged the work for 1 or 2 violins, vibraphone (ad lib.) and string orchestra.

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