Passacaglia, Fratres and Tabula Rasa
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
Viktoria Mullova violin
Carmine Lauri violin
Marios Papadopoulos conductor
Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's spiritual music radiates haunting visions of otherworldly beauty; revered for its mesmeric integrity, his music has spread far beyond the boundaries of the concert hall. Here performing three of Pärt's enigmatic masterpieces, Viktoria Mullova is known the world over as a violinist of exceptional versatility, her extraordinary talent first capturing international attention when she won first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki. She is joined by Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic, Carmine Lauri as the second violin soloist for Tabula Rasa. Sibelius's symphonic works are remarkable for their vivid evocation of Finnish landscapes - the fifth symphony concluding with a blazing orchestral triumph.