Arvo Pärt - Orient Occident (2002)

Posted By : peachfuzz | Date : 03 Sep 2007 09:01:00 | Comments : 9 |

Arvo Pärt: Orient Occident (2002)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 179 MB
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Nominated for a Grammy (2002) for best Classical Album, Orient Occident represents the newest and, more importantly, epic portrayal of historical music to date. Regardless of any award, this album will continue its reputation as the most important record of new music in 2002, for the very fact that in the world of new music, Arvo Pärt is a puritan's feast. On the threshold of being a globally resonating composer, Pärt remains full of powerful ideas in film, stage, oratorio and orchestral music. Pärt's talent surmises the infinite variety of spiritual symbolism. He is a composer deeply rooted in the ancestrally religious past of his native Estonia. Further removed from Roman Catholic preaching, the Eastern European Orthodox church took to a more enlightening approach―renunciation. Pärt has, indeed, spent much of his time clarifying his search for richness in life's meaning. His work is as timeless as the art of work is meaningless. This meaningless struggle has dispirited Pärt's yearning soul, and with his newest music we are drawn to his misty, remote retreat. In Orient Occident, not only does Pärt recreate a shameless force of magnitude as a great work (three great works to be exact: "Wallfahrtslied", "Orient & Occident", and "Como Cierva Sedienta"), he has reorganized his approach making this change a revelatory turn from past familiar traits. Having rediscovered himself half dozen times before this year, Pärt introduces a lustrous version of his suffering, and a handsomely classical departure than previously heard. Pärt's climactic reinvention of his artistic path makes this album a sumptuous account of a composer charged with a silent worship.
Kila Packett


1. Wallfahrtslied (Pilgrim's Song), version for men's choir & string orchestra (8:54)
2. Orient & Occident, for string orchestra (7:11)
3. Como cierva sedienta, version for women's choir & orchestra (31:21)

Composed by Arvo Pärt
Conducted by Tonu Kaljuste
Performed by Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

ECM New Series 1795
289 472 080-2

Total Running Time: 47:26

Part 1
Part 2
(3% recovery record included)

Although unnecessary, you're still welcome to mirror links to your heart's content


Posted By: italogreco Date: 03 Sep 2007 12:32:54
What an extraordinarily peculiar piece of writing that review is.

But thanks for the album!
Posted By: wolfgang Date: 03 Sep 2007 15:55:29
Your postings are an amazing mirror of contemporary music trends. I wish I was more knowledgeable in this field, and therefore I am grateful to you for sharing your music and your experience.
Posted By: Pinin. Date: 03 Sep 2007 17:23:51
many thanks!!
Posted By: musiclassic Date: 26 Sep 2007 20:30:08
It is strange: I have downloaded twice the rar files (the same both times), but I get the following error message by winrar:

! C:\TEMP\Part-OrientOccident_ECM1795.part1.rar: You need to start extraction from a previous volume to unpack Arvo Part - Orient Occident.ape
! C:\TEMP\Part-OrientOccident_ECM1795.part1.rar: Unexpected end of archive

Is there any other file? are the r/s files corrupted?
Posted By: musiccollector Date: 05 Oct 2007 14:38:34
@musiclassic: I just downloaded them and repaired them in WinRar, because of your warning. The filesize stayed the same.
They unpacked without any problem.

Thanks once more peachfuzz!
Posted By: succa Date: 20 Jan 2008 18:37:50
The cue for this creates 7 tracks. Is this correct? I think there should only be 3 tracks.
Posted By: megalex2 Date: 26 Apr 2009 09:20:14
Unfortunately, it is no more availoable or downloadable. Is there any chance for a re-up?
Posted By: kobay000 Date: 22 May 2009 20:48:41
please rapidshare.com links...thanks...
Posted By: EDTOPIA Date: 05 Mar 2010 00:14:35
Please reupload this great album, thank you very much.