Tabula rasa premièred 40 years ago

Reading time: 2 min. Arvo Pärt

It’s been forty years to the day since the monumental world première of Arvo Pärt’s Tabula rasa by violinists Tatjana Grindenko and Gidon Kremer, Alfred Schnittke on the piano and the Estonian Chamber Orchestra under Eri Klas. Grindenko, Kremer and Schnittke would later record the work for ECM’s homonymous seminal album.


paert-rehearsal-tabula-c- Universal Edition Arvo Pärt in March 2017 with Gidon Kremer, Tatjana Grindenko and the Kremerata Baltica rehearsing Tabula rasa at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.


Earlier this year, Gidon Kremer and Tatjana Grindenko reunited to perform Tabula rasa together with Reinut Tepp on the piano and the Kremerata Baltica at the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Hommage à Arvo Pärt.

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