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Arvo Pärt is an Estonian composer, often identified with the school of minimalism, though he rejects this label (and, even more vehemently, the label of "holy minimalism", which he describes as meaningless).

Arvo Pärt was born on 11th September 1935 in Paide, Järva County, Estonia. His musical studies began in 1954 at the Tallinn Music Secondary School, interrupted less than a year later while he fulfilled his National Service obligation as oboist and side-drummer in an army band. He returned… read more

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  • Listened to Symphony no. 4 as an introduction to his work today for the first time and it's pretty mindblowing, really unique orchestration with a minimalist touch.
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  • Don't know, maybe you guys have heard about it before, but Pärt's Complete Works for Violin and Piano & Piano Solo has been put on Spotify and it's an amazing performance by Ursula Schoch and Marcel Worms. Just a heads up for the Spotify users out there.
  • Happy 80th Birthday Arvo
  • All the best Arvo!
  • Happy b-day Pärt. 80 years today! (9/11)

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