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Arvo Pärt’s music at Mozartwoche in Salzburg and author’s concert in Linz

  Arvo Pärt
  Photo: Peeter Langovits
On January 25, Austrian mixed choir Hard-Chor under the direction of Alexander Koller will give a concert of Arvo Pärt’s music in Linz Friedenskirche. The concert features also Orchester des Linzer Musikgymnasiums and Linzer Jeunesse Chor (conductor Wolfgang Mayerhofer), Bernhard Prammer (organ), Vera Kral (violin) and Laura-Maria Jungwirth (viola). Program consists of Statuit ei Dominus, Morning Star, The Deer’s Cry, Es sang vor langen Jahren, De Profundis, Annum per Annum, Nunc dimittis, Which Was the Son of..., Wallfahrtslied, Salve Regina and Solfeggio. The concert takes place with the presence of composer. The patron is Dennis Russel Davies.

Only after a few days, on January 29, the world premiere of Arvo Pärt’s orchestral work Swan Song can be listened in Salzburg Great Festival Hall at the concert of Wiener Philharmoniker (conductor Marc Minkowski). A new piece with the subtitle Littlemore Tractus is a commission of International Mozarteum Foundation and will be presented at the concert of festival Mozartwoche. The Vienna orchestra will perform also Pärt’s Fratres and music by Mozart and Richard Strauss.

Annual Mozart Week takes place from January 23 to Febrary 2 this year and presents Arvo Pärt’s music at many concerts.

On January 24, Tabula rasa for violin, viola, prepared piano and string orchestra is in the program of the concert at the Great Hall of the Mozarteum Foundation, performer is Mozarteum University Symphony Orchestra (conductor Cornelius Meister).

On January 26, Herbert Schuch (piano), Minetti Quartett and Soloists of Latvian Radio Choir will perform in Mozarteum University chamber hall Solitär, with the program of Arvo Pärt’s Summa both for mixed choir and string quartet, Rozhdyestvyenskaya kolїbyelnaya, Fratres, 2 Sonatinas Op. 1, Mozart-Adagio, Spiegel im Spiegel and Estonian Lullaby.

On January 30, Pärt’s orchestral work Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten is in the program of Scottish Chamber Orchestra (conductor Robin Ticciati) in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum Foundation.

On February 1, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste together with Camerata Salzburg and Latvian Radio Choir appear on the stage in the same hall, performing Arvo Pärt’s Salve Regina and Adam’s Lament.

On February 2 at the same place, Mozart Kinderorchester under the direction of Marc Minkowski and violinist Christoph Koncz are playing Pärt’s Darf ich....

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