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NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Sophia Bacelar Performs Arvo Pärt's "Fratres"

VC Young Artist cellist Sophia Bacelar performs Arvo Pärt's "Fratres" with San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Sasha de Sola and conductor of the SF Ballet Ming Luke in her new short film, "Emergence." Shot at the Douglas Keane Michelin Star Restaurant “Cyrus” in Geyserville, California, last year, the film...
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Composer Arvo Pärt Issues Statement in Support of Ukraine, Asks for Forgiveness

Famed composer Arvo Pärt has issued a statement in support of Ukraine. In a letter, which was issued by the Arvo Pärt Center on behalf of the composer reads:. “Dear friends in Ukraine, dear colleagues, dear all fighting for your home at the price of your life, We bow before your bravery, bravery in the face of nearly unbearable suffering. We are with you as much as we are able to. All that is left to us is a lump in our throats and tears and prayers. Words have begun to lose their meaning. Forgive us! Forgive us for failing to protect you from a disaster unimaginable in our time. Long live Ukraine! Слава Україні!”
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Arvo Pärt begs forgiveness from the people of Ukraine

“Dear friends in Ukraine, dear colleagues, dear all fighting for your home at the price of your life,. We bow before your bravery, bravery in the face of nearly unbearable suffering. We are with you as much as we are able to. All that is left to us is a...
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Arvo Pärt: Passio

BIS BIS-2612 (CD/SACD) 71:00 mins. This is the ultimate distillation of Arvo Pärt’s compositional aesthetic. Written in 1982, Passio is an entirely unadorned setting of St John’s account of the Passion. There are no choruses or arias reflecting on the text, and just organ, violin, cello, oboe and bassoon to accompany the small body of singers. Moving syllable-by-syllable, the music recalls medieval chant, though Pärt’s slow-moving, Spartan harmonisation gives the sense of something more austere. Shafts of light periodically break through from the choir, though these actually convey the cruel words of the crowd and bystanders. This may seem uninviting, yet Pärt’s unflinching meditative approach is powerfully compelling.
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John Sheppard, Arvo Pärt, and Gérard Grisey Performance Coming to LA

This upcoming Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Koreatown’s architecturally breathtaking First Congregational Church, Monday Evening Concerts will present two programs devoted to composers devoted to the domain of the sacred. Written amidst a 16th century plague, John Sheppard’s mysterious masterpiece Media Vita has been described by the New York Times as a ‘cult classic’ work of the Renaissance period. Arvo Pärt’s breakthrough pieces Tabula Rasa and Fratres usher in what is now known as the composer’s sublime tintinnabuli period. Also on the program is Gérard Grisey’s evocative work Stèle for two bass drums and luminous chronometer.
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Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa – Renaud Capuçon, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra

“Arvo Pärt’s music takes us from darkness to light,” says violinist Renaud Capuçon. “It looks relatively simple on paper, but each note needs to have its own life as it undergoes change. This music is not just relaxing – it has a depth and drama.” In Autumn 2021, Renaud Capuçon becomes Artistic Director of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. His first recording with the ensemble is devoted to the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and among the eight works on the album are Spiegel im Spiegel, Tabula Rasa, and Silouan’s Song.
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Anne Akiko Meyers, plays Arvo Pärt, 'Fratres' 1977

Edited: September 7, 2021, 1:29 AM · I heard this piece, played by A.K.M. on the 1742 Vieuxtemps Guarneri, "Del Gesu" and found the composition hauntingly interesting. There are also some great close-ups of the famous, 16 million instrument. Is anyone else intrigued?
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10 best pieces of music by Arvo Pärt

From sublime sacred choral settings, to mesmerising minimalist instrumental works, Pärt’s music is as accessible as it is profound. Arvo Pärt is one of the most performed living composers in the world. The Estonian composer’s beautiful, minimalist music is unique, atmospheric and mesmerising. He writes a range of music, from...