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Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen

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Disc 1 of 2
01
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode I
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
7:32
 
02
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode III
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
11:43
 
03
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode IV
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
7:12
 
04
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode V
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
7:59
 
05
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode VI
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
8:18
 
Disc 2 of 2
01
Kanon Pokajanen: Kondakion
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
2:21
 
02
Kanon Pokajanen: Ikos
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
2:57
 
03
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode VII
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
7:12
 
04
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode VIII
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
8:44
 
05
Kanon Pokajanen: Ode IX
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
8:14
 
06
Kanon Pokajanen: Prayer After the Canon
Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Tõnu Kaljuste
11:02
 
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11.06.08
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen
2007 | Label: ECM New Series

The Kanon Pokajanen is infused with the ethereality and melodrama of a religious experience. That's no coincidence: This massive, 83-minute a cappella piece interprets the Canon of Repentance from the Russian Orthodox Church, a text that obsessed new music composer Arvo Pärt for many years, and spawned what is arguably both the most beautiful and most haunted music of his illustrious career.

Pärt's masterpiece can be heard on a variety of levels. Put it on as… read more »

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A celestial experience

lesliee

I am an absolute Pärt fanatic - I try to collect every possible performance of his music and then spend hours simply saturating my soul with its wealth of emotion and expression. Kanon Pokajanen is no exception, in fact it has become one of my favourite Pärt works. Nobody can interpret his music better than his countrymen and so this recording by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is especially moving.