Arvo Pärt ‎– Alina

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ECM Records ‎– ECM 1591, ECM Records ‎– 449 958-2, ECM New Series ‎– ECM New Series 1591
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1 Spiegel Im Spiegel
Piano – Sergej BezrodnyViolin – Vladimir Spivakov
10:41
2 Für Alina
Piano – Alexander Malter
10:47
3 Spiegel Im Spiegel
Cello [Violoncello] – Dietmar SchwalkePiano – Alexander Malter
9:12
4 Für Alina
Piano – Alexander Malter
10:53
5 Spiegel Im Spiegel
Piano – Sergej BezrodnyViolin – Vladimir Spivakov
9:48

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[51:24]
Recorded July 1995 Festburgkirche, Frankfurt/M.
An ECM Production
℗ 1999 ECM Records GmbH
© 1999 ECM Records GmbH
Printed in Germany

Catalog number on backcover, slipcase and CD: ECM 1591
Catalog number on spine, slipcase spine and booklet: ECM New Series 1591
Catalog number on slipcase, booklet, spine and CD: 449 958-2
Packaging: standard jewel case with 28 page booklet, housed in an O-card
Initial pressing: Alina

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 28944 99582 4
  • Barcode (String): 028944995824
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Label Code: LC 02516
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout: 00289 449 958-2 02 /
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould): MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L T
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L001
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 01AI
  • Mould SID Code (Varaint 2): IFPI 01V3

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ECM 1591, 449 958-2, ECM New Series 1591 Arvo Pärt Alina(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 1591, 449 958-2, ECM New Series 1591 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
ECM 1591, 289 449 958-2 Arvo Pärt Alina(CD, Album) ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 1591, 289 449 958-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
ECM 1591, 449 958-2, ECM New Series 1591 Arvo Pärt Alina(CD, Album, RP) ECM New Series, ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 1591, 449 958-2, ECM New Series 1591 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ECM 1591, 289 449 958-2 Arvo Pärt Alina(CD, Album, RP) ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 1591, 289 449 958-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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klangtausch

October 5, 2008

Warning: this is quite possibly the most beautiful album you will ever own. Arvo Pärt has in the last few years become almost synonymous with the new wave of electronic/classical composers, one of the names almost always quoted (along with Steve Reich) as a primary influence. His blend of spiritual/sacred themes and an icy minimal neu-classical compositional style has won him masses of followers and turned heads of even people totally unconnected to the classical music genre, which maybe is his greatest gift. There is a tendency in classical music for the subgenres to become somewhat exclusive, and it can be difficult for fresher interested parties to penetrate the scene in any way whatsoever, but Pärt has become something of an entry point for so many and in that he is responsible for influencing a generation of musicians. 'Alina' is one of his most well known discs, and one of his finest, containing variations on two pieces; 'Spiegel Im Spiegel' and 'Fur Alina', both of which have been used in countless films. You might remember 'Spiegel Im Spiegel' being used in the documentary 'Touching the Void' or Gus Van Sant's unsettling buddy drama 'Gerry', and it's one of those works that while sounding familiar never fails to send shivers down your spine. This is a disc that I can safely say I can play almost any time, and I am always left stunned by Pärt's incredible ability to distil so much emotion and spirituality in his work. Whether you're a believer or not you can't help but feel moved by 'Alina', and any of you left floored by material from Marsen Jules, Max Richter, Ryan Teague or Greg Haines' owe it to themselves to find out where it all came from. Utter perfection!