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feat. Pärt, Bach, Glass, Vivaldi & Reich
Geometry: the area of mathematics relating to the study of space and the relationships between points, lines, curves and surfaces.
Or, the ways the parts of a particular object fit together. That's what the Cambridge Dictionary has to say on the subject, and so really all music is geometric. However we've put together some pretty divine examples of it for this particular collection, and you'll quickly spot that it's a collection over which the symmetry of minimalism reigns supreme, which we've then programmed in correspondingly symmetrical fashion.
So we open with Vanessa Wagner playing Arvo Pärt 's short piano work, Für Alina. We close with Steve Reich's Pulse played by the Colin Currie Group and International Contemporary Ensemble. And the collection's middle point is occupied by Philip Glass's symmetrical-feeling Violin Concerto, performed here by Gidon Kremer.
Then the two works nestling between that trio are Baroque ones: Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 5 from the Berliner Barock Solisten, and Vivaldi's D major Lute Concerto from Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra.
An introduction to Pärt — Für Alina
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Arvo PärtVanessa Wagner — 2018
An introduction to Bach — Brandenburgische Konzerte Nr. 5 BWV 1050
Brandenburgische Konzerte Nr. 5 BWV 1050 Preview Only
Johann Sebastian BachEmmanuel Pahud, Rainer Kussmaul, Berliner Barock Solisten — 2000
An introduction to Glass — Violin Concerto
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Philip GlassGidon Kremer, Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnányi — 1992
An introduction to Vivaldi — Concerto in D major RV 93
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Antonio VivaldiAvi Avital, Venice Baroque Orchestra — 2014
An introduction to Reich — Pulse
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Steve ReichColin Currie, Colin Currie Group — 2017