On 11 Sep Arvo Pärt celebrates his 75th birthday. One of the great composers of the last few decades, he has always followed his own path, finding his true voice in the 1970s. A voice which has spoken to and enthralled a world-wide audience.
Tabula rasa – Special edition
In 1984, ECM brought a new sound into the musical world with the release of Arvo Pärt's "Tabula rasa", the first album on the label's New Series imprint.[nbsp]Now, on the occasion of Pärt's 75th birthday, this special edition with enclosed CD has been produced in collaboration with the composer's publisher, Universal Edition. It includes manuscript scores of "Tabula rasa" and "Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten", published for the first time, and study scores of the album's four works. Rounding off the volume is a discography of Arvo Pärt's works on ECM with corresponding publishing details, as well as an essay by Paul Griffiths.
ECM New Series 1275
Available from mid-September 2010