Pärt, Arvo (1935)

Arvo Pärt (2008). Picture by Woesinger. Creative Commons License.

Alternative last name spellings: Part. Paert. Pjart
Alternative first name spellings: Arwo.
Alias: –

The most sensitive musical instrument is the human soul. The next is the human voice. One must purify the soul until it begins to sound. A composer is a musical instrument and at the same time, a performer on that instrument


Description: Arvo Pärt is an Estonian composer, forerunner of minimalist music, and pioneer of sacred minimalism. Arvo began composing neoclassical and serialist works, until he had a personal crisis. He studied the roots of ancient music, and came to minimalism with a fervent belief in God. He has won a multitude of musical awards, is one of the most represented living composers, and his music has been used in more than fifty films. He was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture in 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI.
Sex: Male Occupation: Composer, conductor, pianist, oboist, drummer. 
Place of Birth / Death: Paide, Järva County, Estonia.
Country Tags: Estonia.
Periods: 20th Century, 21st Century. Genres: Symphonic music, Orchestral music, Choral music, Chamber music, Vocal music, Instrumental music, Religious music, Spiritual music, Sacred music, Theather music, Concert.
Styles: Contemporary music. Avant-Garde Music. Minimalist music. Sacred minimalist, Soundtrack. School / Group: Tallinn Conservatory. Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Instruments: Piano, oboe, drums. Relatives: Michael Pärt (son).
Patrons: – Master: Heino Eller.



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External links



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  • Ross, Alex. (2013). El ruido eterno. Escuchar al siglo XX a través de su música. Barcelona: Seix Barral.
  • Shenton, Andrew (ed.) (2012). The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Turina, Joaquín. (2000). Enciclopedia abreviada de la música. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva.