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Composer Arvo Pärt turns 82 today!

Composer Arvo Pärt turns 82 today! featured image

Today we’re celebrating the music of composer Arvo Pärt, who was born on September 11, 1935 in Estonia. His music is deeply lyrical, intimate, with a touch of classical, religious, and Gregorian chant. The featured piece, with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, “Spiegel im Speigel” (Mirror in Mirror) is an example of the minimalist style – very few notes, nothing busy or bombastic. The piano accompaniment uses the instrument’s highest and lowest notes; the piano Pärt grew up with had a badly damaged middle register, and that influence is evident here.

Arvo Part was born September 11, 1935 in Estonia.

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers with pianist Reiko Uchida:

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