Arvo Pärt (11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer of classical and sacred music. Since the late 1970s, Pärt has worked in a minimalist style that employs his self-invented compositional technique, tintinnabuli. His music is in part inspired by Gregorian chant. Pärt has been the most performed living composer in the world for 5 consecutive years.
Arvo Pärt was born in Paide, Järva County, Estonia. His musical studies began in 1954 at the Tallinn Music Secondary School Read more on Last.fm
1996 Tavener: The Lamb - Pärt: Summa - Górecki: Totus tuus
1995 Arvo Pärt: Fratres
1995 Evocation of the Spirit
1995 Annum per annum
1994 Pärt: Fratres
1994 Rachmaninov, Schnittke & Pärt: Cello Sonatas
1993 Part: Collage Uber B-A-C-H, Summa, Wenn Bach Bienen Gezuchtet Hatte, Fratres & Symphony No. 2
1993 Pärt: Te Deum
1993 Harrison: Mass to St. Anthony - Pärt: Berliner Messe
1992 Pärt: Trivium
1991 Arvo Pärt: Miserere - Festina Lente - Sarah Was Ninety Years Old
1988 Pärt: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem
1987 Pärt: Arbos
1984 Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa
Jan 14, 2018
Arvo Pärt has, for the seventh year in a row, been given the title of the “world’s most performed living composer” by the classical music event database, Bachtrack.
P.S. Check out this beautiful rendition of "Fratres" by Vadim Repin.
Nov 20, 2017
Pope Francis presented Arvo Pärt the Ratzinger Prize in the Vatican.
Nov 09, 2017
According to the investigation conducted by a Scotland-based theatre company, the music of Arvo Pärt is a preferred choice by patients in the end-of-life care.
Sep 30, 2017
Arvo Pärt, the world’s most performed living composer, has been honoured with the Ratzinger Prize, presented in the Vatican.
Sep 11, 2017
Arvo Pärt commands respect and admiration from classical music fans from around the world; his fans also include renowned pop artists, writers and even statespeople. Here are five quotes about Pärt by other, globally influential people.
Sep 11, 2017
Happy birthday to Arvo Pärt, who is 82 today!
Aug 24, 2017
The Russian musicologist, Svetlana Savenko, says in this interview that Arvo #Pärt's #music is not a pose, nor created with an ostentatious goal, but it has been born out of an inner need.
Aug 19, 2017
Leonhard Roczek (cello) and Herbert Schuch (piano) perform Arvo #Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel (1978) at the Mozart Week in Salzburg in 2014.
Aug 09, 2017
A very long and stretched version of Arvo Pärt's "Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten".
Jun 09, 2017
This is an older article about Pärt: "Arvo Pärt is the classical music equivalent of that guy you met at a party once and then, after that, he starts popping up everywhere in your life. On the train. In the grocery store. He might even have the table next to yours at a restaurant or compose the soundtrack of one of your favorite movies, without you even noticing."
May 31, 2017
As a foremost composer of spiritually informed music, Arvo Pärt is something of an anachronism in modern Estonia. But this unique social position in which Pärt finds himself is analogous to the position of Anton Bruckner in late 19th century Austria. The following examines the parallel lives of Pärt and Bruckner and their strikingly similar relationship to their respective societies and broad musical traditions.
May 22, 2017
A new, Spanish-designed centre, introducing composer Arvo Pärt’s creative heritage, is planning to open its doors in autumn 2018.
May 09, 2017
Forward magazine has published a lengthy article about Arvo Pärt.
May 03, 2017
Dublin Guitar Quartet playing Arvo Pärt's Summa.
Feb 22, 2017
Arvo Pärt was honoured by the Romanian president for the special contribution in the arts with the Cultural Merit Order.
Feb 20, 2017
Huffington Post writes that Arvo #Pärt Festival in #Portland exceeded expectations.
Jan 31, 2017
Arvo Pärt sends heartfelt wishes to composer Philip Glass on his birthday.
Jan 18, 2017
The US northwestern city of Portland, Oregon, is to hold a music festival dedicated to the works of the most performed living composer in the world, Arvo Pärt.
Jan 10, 2017
The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has, for the sixth year in a row, been given the title of the “world’s most performed living composer” by the classical music event database, Bachtrack.
Dec 20, 2016
Merry Christmas from Arvo Pärt and Arvo Pärt Centre!
Nov 21, 2016
Pop Matters online magazine reviews Arvo Pärt's latest album, The Deer's Cry.
Have you listened it yet? What is your opinion?
Sep 11, 2016
The German record label, ECM, has released a new album of Arvo #Pärt’s music – “The Deer’s Cry” features the composer’s vocal pieces performed by #Estonian vocal ensemble Vox Clamantis.
Arvo Pärt, who celebrates his 81 birthday today, has been the most performed living #composer in the world since 2010.
Jul 12, 2016
The UK-based Gramophone magazine has uploaded an old interview with Arvo Pärt, originally published in the magazine's print version in 1996.
Jun 22, 2016
Arvo #Pärt received an honorary degree in music today from the world-renowned Oxford University in the UK.
Jun 15, 2016
Arvo Pärt's new composition, Greater Antiphons, premiered in Los Angeles recently.
Here's a review by the Los Angeles Times.