Pärt: Triodion (CD Review - The Financial Times, 2003)

Triodion is the longest of eight works on this disc, and comprises three odes leading to a simple coda. Everything is pared down to the minimum here and the music always seems to have time to linger. Only the most pure and precise of choral groups can raise Arvo Part’s work to its optimum level of expression. Polyphony and its conductor Stephen Layton make ideal interpreters. This their second disc devoted to Part, focusing on works since 1996, shows that his numinous music has lost nothing of its hypnotic power.

Richard Fairman 

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