Slippedisc comfort zone (9): Arvo Pärt’s highland fling

Slippedisc comfort zone (9): Arvo Pärt’s highland fling

Daily Comfort Zone

norman lebrecht

April 22, 2021

Who knew?


  • Gustavo says:

    The Tintinnabuli-Fling

  • Orchestra man says:

    Unsure what you mean by “Who knew” Norman… many of us have been aware of this piece for many years. Time to buy a radio?

  • Jean says:

    No highlands in Estonia, for sure….

  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    I always thought a Fling was something to dance to, kilts swirling. Maybe the wrong heading?

  • Gustavo says:

    But they have the biggest Loch in Europe.

    Loch Peipus

    And one of the best living conductors.

    Graeme Jervis

  • Jack says:

    I find this a rather ponderous setting.

    I much prefer Respighi’s more idiomatic version.

  • E says:

    Beautiful video, too.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    “Who knew?”
    Arvo Part fans all over the world, that’s who knew.
    (Yes I know there is an umlaut in his name. I’m just too keyboard un-savvy to accomplish it.)

  • E says:

    This piece is something one couldn’t have imagined beforehand. I love the way the voice stays on one note
    throughout. There is just something — magical.

  • Dave says:

    He doesn’t sound very happy about it.

  • Hugh Kerr says:

    I prefer Elsa Torp’s version in The Great Beauty