Playlist for 8th August – an Arvo Part Festival

Written by on August 7, 2010

Arvo Pärt was born inEstonia in 1935. In 1944, Estonia saw the occupation of the Soviet Union, which would last for over 50 years, and would have a profound effect on his life and music.  He studied at Tallinn Conservatory in 1957, and while there he started work as a recording engineer with Estonian Radio, wrote music for the stage and received numerous commissions for film scores so that, by the time he graduated from the Conservatory in 1963, he could already be considered a professional composer. A year before leaving, he won first prize in the All-Union Young Composers’ Competition.

Composer Titles
Arvo Part Credo for Piano solo, Mixed Choir and Orchestra
Arvo Part Spiegel im Spiegel (version for clarinet & piano)
Arvo Part Festina Lente
Arvo Part he Beatitudes
Arvo Part Kuus, kuus kallike (estonian lullaby)
Eve De Castro Robinson Commemoration
Arvo Part Credo


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