Philip Glass celebrates his 75th birthday on 31.1.2012. Celebrations include a birthday concert at the Carnegie Hall in New York in the presence of the composer. It was his wish that the first part of the concert should be dedicated to Arvo Pärt, whose Lamentate for piano and orchestra will be performed.
Pärt wrote Lamentate in 2002 as a reflection on the huge enigmatic sculpture “Marsyas” by Anish Kapoor, which he created in the turbine hall of the Tate Modern in London.
Dennis Russell Davies conducts the American Composers Orchestra with Maki Namekawa on piano.
Arvo Pärt: Lamentate
for piano and orchestra
NYC première: 31.01.2012, Carnegie Hall New York
Maki Namekawa, piano
American Composers Orchestra, cond. Dennis Russell Davies