Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa

Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa for 2 violins, string orchestra and prepared piano | UE31937

Tabula rasa is Arvo Pärt's most extensive instrumental work.

Instrument:
for 2 violins, string orchestra and prepared piano
Edition type:
study score
Composer:
Pärt Arvo
Theme:
Contemporary Music
  • UE31937
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-0802-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-06485-2
  • 23.2 × 30.5 cm
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Contents – Tabula Rasa for 2 violins, string orchestra and prepared piano

  • Ludus
  • Silentium

Description

Tabula rasa is Pärt's most extensive instrumental work. Inspired by the concerto grosso from the Baroque period - a small group of instruments, in this case two violins, against the rest of the orchestra - the first movement, Con moto (with movement), features Vivaldi-like textures resulting from its use of static rhythms and homophonic structure. The prepared piano - in which different objects are put into the instrument, thus creating different starling sounds (in this piece screws between the strings) - makes a clear reference to bells. The first movement develops through a juxtaposition of two different episodes: one rhythmically active and one calm section in which only one violin and piano take part. The motion in the active section increases gradually in register and rhythmic activity and culminates in an extensively arpeggiated, almost violent, section. In the second movement, Senza moto (without movement), the prepared piano serves an even more important function - providing

Additional information

Instrument:
for 2 violins, string orchestra and prepared piano
Edition type:
study score
Composer:
Pärt Arvo
Theme:
Contemporary Music

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