Spiegel im Spiegel, pour violon & piano, pour alto & piano & pour violoncelle & piano - Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka - Für Alina - Adagio (Mozart) / Benjamin Hudson, violon & alto - Sebastian Klinger, violoncelle - Jürgen Kruse, piano
Title: "Spiegel im Spiegel" Instrumentation: Violin and Piano Format: Score - and a Part for Violin Composer: Arvo Pärt Publisher: Universal Edition Difficulty: 1 Pages: 10 Language: German Category: sheet music
The music of the Estonian-born composer Arvo Part is a unique and powerful voice in the contemporary world. Using a tonal idiom based on a mixture of scales and triads, Part created a style that he calls 'tintinnabuli'. Listening to it, one is reminded of the passionate and tranquility of some Russian icon, or of certain memorable scenes in the films of Andrei Tarkovsky. In this book, the first full-length study of Part, Paul Hillier explores the tintinnabuli works in considerable depth. He also examines the music of Part's earlier, somewhat neglected serial period, and charts the composer's steady evolution towards the 'abstract tonality' of his later years. In addition, a biographical chapter and discussion of topics such as Russian Orthodox spirituality, minimalism, and the influence of early music, combine to make this a substantial introduction to Part's music. Hillier also draws on his own experience of working with the composer to offer thoughts on various performance issues.
Arvo Pärt is one of the most influential and widely performed contemporary composers. Around 1976 he developed an innovative new compositional technique called 'tintinnabuli' (Latin for 'sounding bells'), which has had an extraordinary degree of success. It is frequently performed around the world, has been used in award-winning films, and pieces such as Für Alina and Spiegel im Siegel have become standard repertoire. This collection of essays, written by a distinguished international group of scholars and performers, is the essential guide to Arvo Pärt and his music. The book begins with a general introduction to Pärt's life and works, covering important biographical details and outlining his most significant compositions. Two chapters analyze the tintinnabuli style and are complemented by essays which discuss Pärt's creative process. The book also examines the spiritual aspect of Pärt's music and contextualizes him in the cultural milieu of the twenty-first century and in the marketplace.
He is the most performed contemporary composer in the world. And yet he rarely ventures out in public, prefers to keep quiet about his music, feels at home in the forests of Estonia and generates therewith perhaps involuntarily the impression of a recluse, which is attributed to him again and again: Arvo Pärt. 'Adam's Passion' is the moving first collaboration between two ''masters of slow motion who harmonize perfectly with each other'' (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). In the spectacular setting of a former submarine factory, American director and universal artist Robert Wilson creates a poetic visual world in which the mystical musical language of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt can cast its meditative spell. In 'The Lost Paradise', we follow Arvo Pärt over a period of one year in his native Estonia, to Japan and the Vatican. The documentary is framed by the stage production of 'Adam's Passion' in which the artistic visions of Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson mirror each other. Tracing their creative process, the film offers rare and personal insights into the worlds of two of the most fascinating personalities in the international arts and music scene.
Avro Vulcan B2 (1:200 scale by Dragon 2016-03)
1:200 scale (approx. 17cm / 6.7in wingspan) - made by Dragon.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, Cyber-Hobby have announced a 1/200 scale plastic kit of the Vulcan. The model depicts the B.2 variants that were especially prepared and modified for the Falklands conflict, including the aircraft with the serial number XM607 that carried out the first raid on 1st May 1982. In this one attack, it dropped 21 bombs. The model includes a pair of newly tooled Shrike missiles to fit on the improvised pylons on the Vulcan B.2's wings. The details on the aircraft itself are sharply molded and modellers will find it assembles with satisfying ease. This model kit is a fitting tribute as Britain remembers this decisive campaign.
Please note: paint and glue required but not included.