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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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Trailer is up for "Het Pärt Gevoel" (That Pärt Feeling) a new film documentary by director Paul Hegeman, premiering in 2019. Includes appearances by Kamerkoor Kwintessens, Raoul Boesten, Cappella Amsterdam, Daniel Reuss, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Tõnu Kaljuste, Cello Octet Amsterdam, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Alain Gomis (Félicité) a.o.
Nov 28, 2018
Arvo Pärt has been awarded the Golden Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis – the highest cultural prize in Poland; in addition, the maestro was also given an honorary doctorate by the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.
Nov 22, 2018
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This is presumably geo-blocked outside of the UK as it is on BBC iPlayer, but UK fans should be able to view it. It looks like it also requires registration with the BBC.
The Tabula Rasa theatrical work was a collaboration between the Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point Theatre in November 2017. This performance video will be available for 2 months as of November 22, 2018 (i.e. until January 22, 2019).
Nov 08, 2018
The full-length video is now available for Arvo Pärt's "Fratres" as performed by Hermine Horiot, cello in a new arrangement for cello and electronics (approved by Arvo Pärt) to be released on the album "Boréales" on November 16, 2018 by the label Festival 1001 Notes.
Oct 19, 2018
An extensive series of photographs documenting the official public opening day October 17, 2018 at the Arvo Pärt Centre.
Oct 15, 2018
A new, Spanish-designed centre, introducing Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s creative heritage to both domestic and international visitors, opens its doors on 17 October.
Oct 14, 2018
OCTOBER 16, 2018 UPDATE: APOLOGIES: THE OCTOBER 14, 2018 CONCERT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT THE LINK FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON (PERHAPS SOME COPYRIGHT). IT WAS DEFINITELY WORKING WHEN WE POSTED IT.
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ICYMI Here is the archived audiostream at Klassikaraadio of today's October 14, 2018 Inaugural concert of the 2018/19 Arvo Pärt Centre concert hall season performed by Anne Akiko Meyers violin and Akira Eguchi 江口玲 piano. Estonian language announcer but Anne Akiko Meyers is interviewed in English and her stage introductions are in English. The concert includes a surprise encore World Premiere of Estonian Lullaby / Eesti hällilaul / Kuus, kuus, kallike in a version for violin & piano.
1. Philip Glass – "Metamorphosis II" from the cycle Metamorphosis I-V (1988) (arr. Michael Riesman)
2. Arvo Pärt – "Fratres" for violin and piano (1980)
3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sonata for violin and piano No. 18 G-duur K 301 (1778)
- Allegro con spirito
4. John Corigliano – "Lullaby for Natalie" (2010) (dedicated to Anne Akiko Meyers)
5. Arvo Pärt – "Spiegel im Spiegel" (1978)
6. Bach/Gounod – "Ave Maria" (1853)
7. Arvo Pärt - "Estonian Lullaby/Kuus kuus kallike" (2002/2018) World Premiere for violin and piano.
Oct 13, 2018
Today's October 13, 2108 ceremonial opening concert of the Arvo Pärt Centre will be broadcast on Estonian Klassikaraadio starting at 19:00 Estonian Time (16:00 GMT) The Estonian Television ETV broadcast starts at 19:25 Estonian Time (16:25 GMT)
Listen to the radio direct at: https://klassikaraadio.err.ee/
Watch the tv direct at: https://otse.err.ee/k/etv
Programme details haven't been announced but are expected to include the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Vox Clamantis, YXUS Ensemble, Anne Akiko Meyers, Vambola Krigul and Tõnu Kaljuste.
The radio concert should be archived for later on-demand listening.
Oct 12, 2018
The opening of the new Arvo Pärt Centre in Laulasmaa, Estonia will be broadcast live tomorrow Saturday October 13, 2018 on Estonian ETV starting at 19:25 Estonian time (check against your local time). Watch direct at https://otse.err.ee/k/etv.
Teaser trailer at
The new graphic novel Kahe heli vahel. Graafiline romaan Arvo Pärdist (Between Two Notes: A Graphic Novel about Arvo Pärt) will be published in conjunction with the opening of the new Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia on October 17, 2018. The graphic novel will tell the story of Arvo Pärt's musical journey up to his emigration from Estonia in 1980. The graphic novel is written and drawn by writer/artist Joonas Sildre.
Sep 13, 2018
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, 2018
Arvo Pärt is celebrating his 83rd birthday today – happy birthday!
ICYMI The September 2, 2018 opening concert of the 2018 Arvo Pärt Days Festival organized annually by the Nargenfestival is now available for archived listening on Estonian Klassikaraadio (likely for 4 weeks). The performances are by ERSO conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste and the programme includes "Sequentia", "Symphony No. 3", "Symphony No. 4" and "Swansong." Introductions are in Estonian.
Aug 31, 2018
Gramophone Magazine announces that the recent Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Kaspars Putniņš recording of works by Arvo Pärt and Alfred Schnittke on BIS Records has won the Choral category in the 2018 Gramophone Awards.
Aug 30, 2018
The recent performance of Arvo Pärt's Symphony No. 3 by the Estonian Festival Orchestra エストニア祝祭管弦楽団/Estonian Festival Orchestra and Paavo Jarvi at the 2018 BBC Proms is now available on YouTube. Spoiler: Arvo Pärt's bow, although pictured in the promo, is not actually seen in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y84kcHWzVg
Aug 18, 2018
Arvo Pärt rehearses his Symphony No. 3 with the Estonian Festival Orchestra and Paavo Jarvi for the BBC Proms.
Aug 13, 2018
BBC Proms Concert today August 13, 2018 at 18:30 GMT includes a performance of Arvo Pärt's Symphony No. 3 performed by the Estonian Festival Orchestra conducted by Paavo Jarvi.
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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