Arvo Pärt

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Born: b. 1935
Nationality: Estonian
Education/Training: began in 1954 at the Tallinn Music Secondary School, but was interrupted less than a year later while he fulfilled his National Service obligation as an oboist and side-drummer in an army band; joined the Tallinn Conservatory in 1957
Best Known For:
pioneer of the musical style "mystic minimalism" or "sacred minimalism"; created Tintinnabuli, meaning "little bells", a style he has remained loyal to ever since 1976
 
Notable Compositions:
Our Garden, Stride of the World, Nekrolog, Symphonie No. 1, Symphonie No. 2, Perpetuum Mobile, Collage uber BACH, Credo, Symphony No.3
Curious Facts:
after Estonia became a part of the Soviet Union, had very little freedom in his writing (many pieces were banned), so left in 1980; has lived in Berlin since 1981; since then his music has concentrated on religious texts
Press: "I love his music, and I love the fact that he is such a brave, talented man. He's completely out of step with the zeitgeist and yet he's enormously popular, which is so inspiring. His music fulfills a deep human need that has nothing to do with fashion." -Steve Reich
REPERTOIRE : Te deum
CONCERTDATES
Lift: Beglarian, MacMillan and Pärt 06/03/2007
Stone to Steel 05/23/2004
REPERTOIRE : Solfeggio
CONCERTDATES
American Guild of Organists Closing Concert 07/09/2004
College Choir Festival 11/13/2004
Cathedral Concert 10/12/2003
Mystics at the Cathedral 11/10/2002
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/16/2015
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/17/2015
REPERTOIRE : The Beatitudes
CONCERTDATES
American Guild of Organists Closing Concert 07/09/2004
Unlock 03/26/2006
Mystics at the Cathedral 11/10/2002
Organ Extravaganza 10/21/2012
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/16/2015
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/17/2015
REPERTOIRE : By the Waters of Babylon We Sat and Wept
CONCERTDATES
Unlock 03/26/2006
REPERTOIRE : Cantate Domino
CONCERTDATES
Mystics at the Cathedral 11/10/2002
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/16/2015
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/17/2015
REPERTOIRE : Magnificat
CONCERTDATES
Mystics at the Cathedral 11/10/2002
REPERTOIRE : De Profundis
CONCERTDATES
Chorus + Organ 02/22/2009
REPERTOIRE : Miserere
CONCERTDATES
Soundscape: Monk & Pärt 04/11/2010
REPERTOIRE : Morning Star
CONCERTDATES
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/16/2015
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/17/2015
REPERTOIRE : Veni Creator
CONCERTDATES
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/16/2015
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/17/2015
REPERTOIRE : Missa Syllabica
CONCERTDATES
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/16/2015
Music of Whitacre and Pärt 05/17/2015
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