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Arvo Pärt: Passacaglia

  • for 1 or 2 violins, vibraphone (ad lib.) and string orchestra
  • Duration: 5’
  • Soloists:
    violin (or 2 violins)
  • Instrumentation details:
    vibraphone
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Composer: Arvo Pärt
  • Dedication: Dedicated to Gidon Kremer on the occasion of his birthday.

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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World première

Location:
Ludwigskirche, Saarbrücken (DE)
Date:
04.06.2007
Orchestra:
Kremerata Baltica
Conductor:
Gidon Kremer
Main soloists:
Gidon Kremer, vln

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