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PART: Arvo Part - A Portrait (KIMBERLEY)

Composer(s):Part, Arvo
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music • Spoken Word
Category Choral - Sacred • Music Biographies • Orchestral
Catalogue 8.558182-83
Label Naxos Educational
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 13.98



Review By Clarke Bustard,Richmond Times-Dispatch,June 2005

To relive a moment of radical change in real time, to see the change registering in the facial expressions and gestures of witnesses, is dramatically compelling. On this level of storytelling, Dear and director Simon Cellan Jones are greatly assisted by a cast of English actors who have mastered the art of self-contained emoting and the small but significant gesture. . . . Dear's script places the creation of this music within its historical context -- Napoleon Bonaparte's ongoing campaigns of conquest, challenging the old order of European aristocracy -- through conversational asides. . . . . . . The film's emotional impact jolts the viewer in much the same way that the music jolted its first hearers.


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