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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
1996 Tavener: The Lamb - Pärt: Summa - Górecki: Totus tuus
1995 Arvo Pärt: Fratres
1995 Evocation of the Spirit
1995 Rabinovitch - Part - Pelecis: Post-Avant-Garde Piano Music from the Ex-Soviet Union
1995 Annum per annum
1994 Pärt: Fratres
1994 Secret Classics
1993 Part: Collage Uber B-A-C-H, Summa, Wenn Bach Bienen Gezuchtet Hatte, Fratres & Symphony No. 2
1993 Harrison: Mass to St. Anthony - Pärt: Berliner Messe
1993 Pärt: Te Deum
1992 Mozart / Scelsi / Pärt / Bärtschi / Busoni
1991 Arvo Pärt: Miserere - Festina Lente - Sarah Was Ninety Years Old
1989 Britten: Orchestral Music
1989 Part: Cello Concerto - Perpetuum Mobile - Symphonies No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3
1988 Cernota: Sparta
1988 Pärt: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem
1987 Pärt: Arbos
1984 Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa
Ensemble HD Live At the Happy Dog
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.
Mar 28, 2019
Concert Broadcast today March 28, 2019 at 18:30 GMT from a recording of March 22, 2019 at the Oslo Internasjonale Kirkemusikkfestival (Oslo International Church Music Festival) with Arvo Pärt's Da Pacem Domine & Te Deum with Handel's Dixit Dominus. Listen via World Concert Hall- Every on line concert in this world below.
Mar 19, 2019
The January 2019 issue of the Estonian publication "Ajakiri Raamatukogu" (Library Magazine) has a 13 page feature on the reading room of the Arvo Pärdi Keskus / Arvo Pärt Centre including the 5,000 volumes from Nora & Arvo Pärt's personal collection. The article interviews Centre librarian Toomas Schvak and is in the Estonian language only, but there are a generous number of photographs for everyone to enjoy.
Celebrating the birthday of beloved Estonian composer and teacher Heino Eller (March 7, 1887 - June 16, 1970), today's post at the Arvo Pärdi Keskus / Arvo Pärt Centre includes a link to a recording of the premiere performance of Arvo Pärt's "Symphony No. 1" (Polyphonic) (dedicated to his teacher Heino Eller) as performed on February 7, 1964 by the Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra (precursor of ERSO) and conduced by Neeme Jarvi.
Mar 05, 2019
A new video was premiered today set to the music of Arvo Pärt's My Heart's in the Highlands performed by David James, countertenor and Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ. The film is by Jaan Kronberg of Skycam - drone cinematography.
Feb 27, 2019
Arvo Pärt was recently appointed an Honorary Member of the Board for the Estonian Autismifond (Autism Fund) and the Arvo Pärdi Keskus / Arvo Pärt Centre is a supporting organization. A recent concert at the Centre was held as a fund and awareness raising event. Children at the Hilariuse kool (School) for special needs students expressed their thanks with their artistic portraits of Arvo Pärt as seen in the examples below.
You can support the fund at their Facebook page (linked above) or via their webpage at www.autismifond.ee
Thanks to Liis Ehrminger for the heads-up!
#ArvoPärtFilm #ArvoPärtDocumentaryFilm #ArvoPärtMusicForFilm
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.