Sunday, March 26, 2017

"Spiegel im Spiegel" – the Esmerine version

My apologies to fans of the Sunday Music feature for today’s post being so late.

We wrap up our series on Esmerine with something a bit different—their version of Arvo Pärt’s “Spiegel Im Spiegel”. It’s actually how I discovered Esmerine, & also serves as a lead-in to announce that next month we will be featuring Pärt’s music—& there are five Sundays this April. Of course five posts will scarcely even begin to introduce Pärt’s work.

Esmerine dedicated their performance of “Spiegel Im Spiegel” (which means “Mirror in Mirror”—a symbol of infinity) to their deceased friend, Lhasa de Sela. They also recorded a song titled “Snow Day for Lhasa” in his memory; this was included on their 2011 Constellation release, La Lechuza.  You can listen to a live version of that song here.

If you’ve enjoyed this series on Esmerine, please consider supporting them by purchasing their music.

Image links to its source on Wiki Commons:
130 - Grove Of Mirrors, Hilary Arnold Baker

Date    22 May 2010, 11:17

Photo by Rob Young from United Kingdom, who makes it available under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhhh! You finally answered your enigmatic comment when I mentioned how their music reminded me of Pärt. Yup, their styles are very compatible. And I'm glad to see that you'll be featuring Pärt next month!


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