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
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Archived audiostream at Estonian Klassikaraadio of yesterday's August 8, 2018 concert at the Pärnu Music Festival / Pärnu Muusikafestival with the Estonian Festival Orchestra エストニア祝祭管弦楽団/Estonian Festival Orchestra and Paavo Järvi. (Archive should be available for one month).
* Arvo Pärt – Symphony No. 3
* Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto ( Elisabeth Leonskaya soloist)
* Jüri Reinvere – "Und müde vom Glück, fingen sie an zu tanzen" / "... ja väsimus õnnest nad tantsima viis", World Premiere
* Maurice Ravel – La Valse
Aug 09, 2018
Photographs from the 2018 Pärnu Music Festival / Pärnu Muusikafestival with Arvo Pärt and the Estonian Festival Orchestra and conductor Paavo Jarvi.
Aug 06, 2018
The recent French film "L'Apparition" (The Apparition) (2018) by director Xavier Giannoli includes the music of Arvo Pärt's "Fratres" in its soundtrack. It is also heard from about the halfway point in the international trailer below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tZhyUaSxbI
The next major complete Arvo Pärt recording release is by violinist Viktoria Mullova with ERSO (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra) conducted by Paavo Jarvi. Guest soloists include Florian Donderer violin. September 2018 release on Onyx Classics. See further details at https://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/classical/products/8464015--arvo-part
May 23, 2018
Today May 23, 2018 presales begin for an all-Pärt concert November 12, 2018 at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York City, USA with Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinna Kammerorkester / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and conductor Tõnu Kaljuste. Organized by the Arvo Pärt Project and Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Presales at smssconcerts.org
May 10, 2018
The Financial Times reviews the new album by Arvo Pärt, "Pärt: The Symphonies".
May 09, 2018
ECM Records has released a new album, “Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies”, featuring all four symphonies by the maestro.
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.
Mar 28, 2018
A joint venture of Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson, the American theatre visionary, reaches the #Berlin Concert House.
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
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.