Tom Service on Arvo Pärt

An online introduction to the Estonian composer's music
Arvo Pärt
From Tom Service (The Guardian):
Arvo Pärt is one of those composers you might think you know: a reclusive, extravagantly bearded Estonian who's ensconced in a world of so-called "holy minimalism" – a reverie of simplicity that luxuriates in the pure sounds of "tintinnabulatory" tonality, which sounds a corrective (for some) and sentimental (for others) note of archaism in a world of chaotic modernity. [Read More]

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