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Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel

  • for violin and piano
  • Duration: 10’
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  • Composer: Arvo Pärt
  • Table of contents:
    Spiegel im Spiegel für Violine und Klavier
  • Dedication: für W. Spiwakow
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Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel for violin and piano | UE13360

  • Edition type: sheet music
  • Grade: 1
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1472-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-00958-7
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"Spiegel im Spiegel" is a well-known example of Arvo Pärts Tintinnabuli style and has been used in many films. Arvo Pärts Spiegel im Spiegel for violin and piano, written in 1978, illustrates his creative principles: above a permanent flow of chords on the piano, the cello unfolds a cantilena in long note values, which grows out of succinct steps.
This cantilena spins out sweeping, chorale-like arches and spreads itself out more and more. It thus gives rise to a new architectonic configuration which, like a mediation chapel, stimulaties reflection, prayer or the desire for redemption. Jürgen Köchel

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