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TAVENER, J.: Pratirupa (version for piano and string orchestra) (van Raat, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Falletta)

TAVENER, J.: Pratirupa (version for piano and string orchestra) (van Raat, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Falletta)

Composer(s):Tavener, John
Artist(s) Falletta, JoAnn, Conductor • Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonicvan Raat, Ralph, piano
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue 9.70218
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


John Tavener’s music is powerfully linked to his lifetime exploration of the metaphysical and spiritual, in search of truth beyond worldly concerns. Heard here in its version for soloist and strings, Pratirūpa is one of Tavener’s longer piano works, its title a Sanskrit word meaning ‘reflection’. This Universalist meditative starting point sees the ensemble become its own reflection, the evocative sounds of the piano echoed and transformed by the orchestra, rendering the magical resonances of each both separate and indistinguishable at the same time. Ralph van Raat’s solo recording of Pratirūpa and other piano music by Tavener is available on Naxos 8.570442,



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