DESKTOP
TABLET (max. 1024px)
MOBILE (max. 640px)
Return to Top
Ludwig Van
Toronto Montreal

COFFEE BREAK | The Gryphon Trio’s New Arvo Pärt Video Is The Perfect Way To Clear Out The Clutter

By Michael Vincent on January 23, 2019

It’s been a particularly wet and messy Wednesday in Toronto, so we’re all too happy to jump on the minimalist Tidying Up bandwagon ushered in by incomparable Marie Kondo on Netflix today.

We found what we think is the perfect musical representation of decluttering: a new video from CBC Music of The Gryphon Trio performing Arvo Pärt’s tidy masterwork “Spiegel im Spiegel”.

Penned in 1978, the piece was an example of Pärt’s tintinnabular style, which sought to strip the music to its bare essentials, leaving only a melodic line floating atop arpeggiated triads that hold the whole ten minutes up like a pile of zen rocks.

And who better to demonstrate this cleanse than cellist Roman Borys and pianist James Parker: two impeccable music stoics from The Gryphon Trio.

Purge… and choose joy.

(Video via CBC Music)

Michael Vincent
Follow me

Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
Michael Vincent
Follow me
Michael Vincent
Follow me

Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
Michael Vincent
Follow me
Share this article
lv_toronto_banner_high_590x300
comments powered by Disqus

Ludwig Van Toronto

SCRUTINY | Little Menace: Pinter Plays Is Top Shelf Soulpepper Theatre

By Paula Citron on February 23, 2019

Soulpepper is right on form with its production of Little Menace: Pinter Plays, presenting top-quality theatre with substance.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article
lv_toronto_banner_high_590x300

LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ferruccio Busoni Is The Last Renaissance Man

By Norman Lebrecht on March 1, 2019

An inspirational figure in the musical life of Sibelius, Varèse, Schoenberg, Mahler, and Weill, Ferruccio Busoni is rediscovered in a new album with the Boston Symphony and Kirill Gerstein.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

THE SCOOP | Soundstreams Gets Primal With 2019/20 Season

By Michael Vincent on March 5, 2019

Soundstreams are all about new works and premieres, but what makes Soundstreams 2019–20 season unique, is the themes of ritual and memory.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article
lv_toronto_banner_low_590x300
lv_toronto_ssb_atf_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_high_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_mid_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_low_300x300
lv_toronto_tsb_high_300x700
lv_toronto_tsb_low_300x700
lv_toronto_ssb_atf_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_high_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_mid_300x300
lv_toronto_ssb_low_300x300
lv_toronto_tsb_high_300x700
lv_toronto_tsb_low_300x700

We have detected that you are using an adblocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we earn by the advertisements is used to manage this website. Please whitelist our website in your adblocking plugin.