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On This Day
11 September: Arvo Pärt Was Born
Arvo Pärt was born on 11 September 1935 in Paide, in Järva County, Estonia, as the only child of Linda Anette and August Pärt. Raised by his mother and stepfather, the family moved to Rakvere, where he studied at Rakvere
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Infinite Reflections: Arvo Pärt’s ‘Spiegel im Spiegel’
Spiegel im Spiegel has to be the best-known of all the music by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt who is 80 this year. Composed in 1978, just before Pärt left Estonia for Berlin, it was originally written for single piano and
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“Art has to deal with eternal Questions”
Arvo and Nora Pärt
I know it’s hard to believe, but there are still celebrities who wish to keep their public and private spheres completely separate. For Arvo Pärt, one of the most respected and revered composers of contemporary classical music, it is a
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The early Pärt
Living through the political and artistic complexities of the 20th century, Arvo Pärt always sought to communicate the spiritual power that he sees as music’s essential purpose. Initially, this quest proved rather difficult as his native Estonia was squarely placed
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Arvo Pärt
1+1=1 Estonian-born composer Arvo Pärt (1935-) has managed to strike a sound of devotional archaism into a world of chaotic modernity. Highly experimental during his early musical career, Pärt’s study of early music inspired a new, and completely unique musical
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Arvo Pärt – The Bach of our century
It is said that Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is the Bach of our century. An unassuming man with furrowed brow, a big bushy salt and pepper beard, and serious contemplative demeanor, this contemporary composer, does not tend to make people
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Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Vladimir Spivakov, violinSergei Bezrodny, piano Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel From Alina (1999) Released by ECM Records Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel ” I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the
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