Viktoria Mullova and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt have only known each other a short while, but there is a natural affinity between the two in this new release with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under Paavo Järvi, along with violinist Florian Donderer and pianist Liam Dunachie. All but one of the tracks were recorded at the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn, a building in which Pärt’s music must by now be deeply ingrained, spiritually if not physically.

The Russian violinist brings her strength, articulation, and depth of tone to Pärt’s measured simplicity; one senses an artistic affinity that perhaps derives from their shared, formative experiences under...

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