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Universal Edition - Arvo Pärt – Fratres

Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt
Fratres

Year of composition: 1977/1991
Scored for: for string orchestra and percussion
Composer: Arvo Pärt
Instrumentation details:
percussion (1 player: claves and bass drum or tom-tom)
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello: contrabass
Table of Contents:
Fratres für Streichorchester und Schlagzeug
Duration: 10′
Dedication: in memoriam Eduard Tubin
 
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Fratres

World Première

Location: Stockholm / Sweden
Date: 29.04.1983
Remarks: venue: Schwedischer Rundfunk

Work Introduction

Composed in Pärt's very own Tintinnabuli-style, Fratres allows many different settings because it is not bound to a specific timbre.

“The highest virtue of music, for me, lies outside of its mere sound. The particular timbre of an instrument is part of the music, but it is not the most important element. If it were, I would be surrendering to the essence of the music. Music must exist of itself … two, three notes … the essence must be there, independent of the instruments.” (Arvo Pärt)

Study score – Fratres

'...Music must exist of itself … two, three notes … the essence must be there, independent of the instruments.' (Arvo Pärt)

  • for string orchestra and percussion
  • Edition type: study score
  • UE17802
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1854-0
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02488-7
EUR 17,95

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Future Performances

10.08.2017 - Mozartfest Würzburg
Location: Tallinn (FIN), Orchestra: Finnish Chamber Orchestra, Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste


26.08.2017
Location: Bazilika, Pannonhalma (H), Orchestra: Concerto Budapest, Conductor: Zoltán Rácz


31.08.2017
Location: Pori (FIN), Orchestra: Pori Sinfonietta, Conductor: Janne Nisonen


01.09.2017
Location: Kokemaki (FIN), Orchestra: Pori Sinfonietta, Conductor: Janne Nisonen


06.09.2017
Location: Kongresshaus, Biel/Bienne (CH), Orchestra: Sinfonie Orchester Biel Solothurn, Conductor: Stefan Blunier

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