Six different musical routes to free your mind from everyday concerns: Beethoven’s famous hypnotic triplets, under a long-breathed melody as implacable as Moonlight; Arvo Pärt mirroring Beethoven’s ripples, entering a conversation across 180 years; Pēteris Vasks reaching towards heaven, falling, but reaching again; Pablo Casals communing with nature; Olivier Messiaen’s ecstatic contemplation of the ‘end of time’; and Johann Sebastian Bach’s unsurpassable masterpiece, orbiting ever-wider from its repeating bassline, to an overwhelming revelation.
‘Moonlight’ Sonata, first movement
Spiegel im Spiegel
Meditation, from String quartet no.4
Song of the Birds
The healing of Arinuschka
Louange à l’eternité de Jesus, from the Quartet for the end of time
Hugo Ticciati, Priya Mitchell, Annette Walther, Tom Hankey, Brian O’Kane, Dirk Mommertz, Claude Frochaux