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MDR recording featuring works by Arvo Pärt at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig


15.6.2015: The Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, this year's prominent "composer in residence" of the MDR Symphony Orchestra, came to Leipzig to accompany the orchestral production of his music for a week. In the presence of both the composer and his son Michael Pärt, GENUIN sound engineer Holger Busse recorded numerous orchestral works on Friday that had been performed as part of the Bach Festival on this past Sunday's MDR matinee concert. The MDR Symphony Orchestra was under the direction of its chief conductor Kristjan Järvi, who has held a close and long-standing friendship with his fellow countryman.

MDR Matinee Concert
Sunday, 14 June, 2015 at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Main Hall
Johann Sebastian Bach
Preludio from the Partita in E Major, BWV 1006 (arranged for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor BWV 1041
Arvo Pärt
La Sindone
Swansong ("Littlemore Tractus")
Passacaglia
Fratres (version for string orchestra and percussion)
Credo (for chorus and orchestra)

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f.l.t.r.: Matthias Sachers (MDR), Arvo Pärt, Michael Pärt, Holger Busse (GENUIN)