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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
2019 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Recomposed by Max Richter
2019 Arvo Pärt: Magnificat, Stabat Mater
2018 Alfred Schnittke & Arvo Pärt: Choral Works
2018 ARVO PÄRT
2018 Arvo Pärt: Lamentate - These Words...
2018 Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
2018 Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies
2017 Arvo Pärt: Live
2017 William Walton, Max Bruch, Arvo Pärt
2017 Arvo Pärt: Anima
2017 Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa
2016 The Deer's Cry
2016 Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen
2016 This Endris Night, Christmas with the Washington Master Chorale
2016 Arvo Pärt: Passacaglia
2016 Northern Lights
2016 To the Field of Stars
2016 Arvo Pärt: Da Pacem Domine
2015 Arvo Pärt: Organ and Choral Music
2015 Sacred Songs of Life & Love
2015 Pärt: Complete Works for Violin and Piano & Piano Solo
2015 Arvo Pärt: Tintinnabuli
2015 Arvo Pärt: Magnificent Magnificat, 80ème anniversaire
2015 Arvo Pärt: Babel
2015 Into the House and Gate of Heaven
2015 Lapsepõlve lood / Songs from Childhood
2015 Pärt: Te Deum (Live)
2015 Arvo Part: Magnificent Magnificat
2015 Baltic Sounds
2015 Midwinter Spring: Kancheli - Pärt - Vasks
2014 Pärt: Stabat Mater - Moody: Simeron
2014 Arvo Pärt: Für Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music
2014 Mysterious Nativity
2014 Pärt: Choral Music
2014 Pärt: Te Deum, Fratres, Wallfahrtslied
2014 Halloween Classical Music Collection 1
2014 The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album
2013 Christmas! Noël! Weihnachten!
2013 Music To Sleep To
2013 A Tale of Two Cellos
2013 Music to Sleep By
2013 Atlantic Guitar Quartet
2013 Schnittke: Konzert für Chor, Stimmen der Natur & 3 Geistliche Gesänge - Pärt: Dopo la vittoria
2013 Unknown Symmetry
2013 Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen
2013 Arvo Pärt
2012 Still Sound
2012 Tintinnabuli. Modern Music for Violin and Guitar.
2012 Ave Maria
2012 Arvo Pärt: Creator Spiritus
2012 And Comes the Day: Carols and Antiphons for Advent
2012 Time Loops
2012 Cello Dreams
2011 Echoes of Time
2011 The Lyrical Clarinet
2011 Modern Classics: Arvo Pärt
2011 Les fantaisies de Josquin
2011 The Best 20th Century Cello Music
2011 The Best 20th Century Violin Music
2011 Baltic Portraits
2011 Arvo Pärt: Solo Piano Music
2011 Robert Schumann: Papillons Op.2, Toccata Op.7 - Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo Op.118 N.2 - Franz Liszt: the Chapel of William Tell, Romance S.169 , Sancta Dorothea S.187 - Arvo Part: Fur Alina - George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
1995 Rabinovitch - Part - Pelecis: Post-Avant-Garde Piano Music from the Ex-Soviet Union
1995 Evocation of the Spirit
1994 Secret Classics
1994 Pärt: Fratres
1993 Harrison: Mass to St. Anthony - Pärt: Berliner Messe
1993 Pärt: Te Deum
1993 Part: Collage Uber B-A-C-H, Summa, Wenn Bach Bienen Gezuchtet Hatte, Fratres & Symphony No. 2
1989 Part: Cello Concerto - Perpetuum Mobile - Symphonies No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3
1989 Britten: Orchestral Music
1988 Cernota: Sparta
1987 Pärt: Arbos
1984 Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa
Ensemble HD Live At the Happy Dog
Aug 16, 2019
Brilliant Classics have made their recent Arvo Pärt "Magnificat" (2019) album by Ensemble Le Nuove Musiche and director Krijn Koetsveld available for free listening via YouTube.
Aug 14, 2019
This is not the complete work, but a graphical visual analysis / presentation of the initial cycles of Arvo Pärt's "Fratres" using the violin/piano version as performed by Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe.
The August 2019 issue of Gramophone Magazine will feature a cover photograph of Arvo Pärt (by Kaupo Kikkas Photography) and will include an article on #Baltic choral music: "For the August issue of Gramophone we explore how Arvo Pärt has increased the profile of #Estonian choral music, leading to similar developments in #Finland, #Latvia and #Lithuania; Ivan Moody speaks to key exponents in this burgeoning area to explore what links the choral music of these countries."
See a preview here: https://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/introducing-gramophones-august-2019-issue
Jul 16, 2019
Anyone in Vancouver, Canada? Vancouver International Film Festival is screening That Pärt Feeling - The Universe of Arvo Pärt tomorrow July 17, 2019 at 7pm. Details at https://viff.org/Online/fc10200-that-p%C3%A4rt-feeling
Jul 16, 2019
Programme includes Arvo Pärt's "Tabula Rasa." Note that the work "Flowering Jasmine" is by composer Georgs Pelecis.
The archived concert is available after the broadcast for a limited time.
Jul 15, 2019
New review by Tyran Grillo's Between Sound and Space of Arvo Pärt's "The Symphonies" by the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic and Tõnu Kaljuste on ECM Records.
Jul 13, 2019
Arvo Pärt's "Vater Unser" arranged and performed by Floris Willem (violin) and William Marcil-Bouchard (guitar).
Jun 15, 2019
Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel performed on theremin (with pre-recorded piano accompaniment) by Lydia Kavina, theremin.
Jun 13, 2019
PICTURES: Sting, an English rock music legend currently on a concert tour that took him also to Tallinn, visited Estonian composer Arvo Pärt at the maestro’s namesake cultural centre; the two artists clearly enjoyed each other’s company.
That Pärt Feeling - The Universe of Arvo Pärt opens at various U.S. theatres today. See listing below. Also link to first U.S. review in the LA Times.
May 14, 2019
June 2019 release on Rubicon Classics performed by Fenella Humphreys Violin, Covent Garden Sinfonia and conductor Ben Palmer includes Arvo Pärt's Fratres, Peteris Vasks Lonely Angel and the title work Four Seasons Recomposed by Max Richter. Hear samples in the promo video below (Richter 0:00, Vasks 3:30, Pärt 4:12).
Further information at http://rubiconclassics.com/release/richter-recomposed-vivaldi-the-four-seasons/
Suzhou Ballet Theatre of China perform an excerpt from their ballet "Tang Yin" to the music of Arvo Pärt's "Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten."
NOTE: THE VIDEO IS SILENT UNTIL 1:52, DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SPEAKERS.
May 03, 2019
Programme includes Arvo Pärt's Fratres version for violin, percussion & string orchestra.
1. Wojciech Kilar : Orawa
2. Gediminas Gelgotas : Mountains. Waters. (Freedom)
3. Arvo Pärt : Fratres for violin, percussion and strings
4. Kristjan Järvi : Aurora for violin and orchestra
Mari Samuelsen, violin
Baltic Sea Philharmonic
Kristjan Järvi, conductor
Recorded by North German Radio, Hamburg (NDR) in the Power Plant of the Museum of History and Technology in Peenemünde on September 22, 2018.
Apr 23, 2019
Between Sound and Space announces the forthcoming publication of "Between Sound and Space: An ECM Records Primer" by Tyran Grillo, an overview of the recordings of ECM Records which include the major premiere recordings of Arvo Pärt. The initial publication is for the South American market by publishers Rey Naranjo and will be released in conjuction with the Filbo Feria del Libro (Feria Internacional del Libro Bogotá / Bogotá International Book Fair) April 24 - May 6, 2019. Author Tyran Grillo will present two talks in relation to the book release: "ECM Records: Listen, Watch and Remain Silent,” on April 28, 2019 and “The Collector as Historian,” on April 30, 2019.
International availability will be in early 2020 with preorders available soon, Follow/like Between Sound and Space for updates.
Apr 19, 2019
Archived German Radio SWR2 broadcast of the #HilliardEnsemble recording of Arvo Pärt's "Passio" with an extensive (30+ minute) German language introduction for which the transcript is available here https://www.swr.de/-/id=23870162/property=download/nid=660534/1fs8hya/index.pdf ….
Apr 18, 2019
Today April 18, 2019 at 19:00 GMT a live performance of Arvo Pärt's Passio by Vox Clamantis in Antwerp on Radio Klara, Belgium.
Apr 04, 2019
The Prix de Lausanne Choreographic Project 2nd edition students dance "Is To Be" by choreographer Didy Veldman set to Arvo Pärt's "Tabula Rasa" 1st movement "Ludus."
Kamerkoor Kwintessens will perform Arvo Pärt's Kanon Pokajanen in the Netherlands on April 6 (in Breda) and April 13 (in The Hague), 2019. See further information below or at the event pages Kanon Pokajanen Breda - Arvo Pärt and Kanon Pokajanen Den Haag- Arvo Pärt.
Mar 30, 2019
Cuba's Malpaso Dance Company perform "Tabula Rasa" by choreographer Ohad Naharin, set to the music of the same-titled work by Arvo Pärt, on their recent U.S. tour. A review from the LA Times is at https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-malpaso-dance-review-20190329-story.html, and a rehearsal video is linked below.
"The final work was winningly and forcefully performed, Malpaso at full strength: “Tabula Rasa” by choreographer Ohad Naharin, set to composer Arvo Pärt’s searing piece of the same name. How fascinating to see this early piece (1986) by Naharin within weeks of a performance of Israeli choreographer’s latest dance, “Venezuela.” In “Tabula Rasa,” Naharin positions dancers with masterful precision and symmetry, creating urgent action that achieves liftoff from Pärt’s crescendos of layered sound and softness through minimalism. A truly winning addition to Malpaso’s growing repertory." - excerpt from the review by Laura Bleiberg.