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.
"(…) einfach und effektvoll" nmz Nr. 4, 2004, S. 43 (Reinhard Schulz)