Arvo Pärt live

Simple, mystical, powerful: A moving concert with music by Arvo Pärt – and himself. Video available until 3 Feb 2021.

Arvo Pärt is one of the most frequently-performed living composers. His contemplative and mystical style is marked by great simplicity: it developed from neo-classicist compositions through modern forms such as serialism and collage techniques to Pärt's famous bell-like triad, the »tintinnabuli«. Pärt's special composition technique is the product of his Christian approach to life and his aspiration as an artist towards spirituality, truthfulnes and purity.

The Elbphilharmonie featured several of Pärt's most important works, performed by artists who are all absolute Pärt experts: the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and conductor Tõnu Kaljuste.

Concert stream available until 3 February 2021.

The Concert took place on 2 February 2020 during the festival »Reflektor Manfred Eicher«.


Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Harry Traksmann violin

conductor Tõnu Kaljuste


Arvo Pärt
Fratres / Fassung für Violine, Streicher und Schlagwerk
Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Adam's Lament für Chor und Streichorchester

- Interval -

Arvo Pärt
Salve Regina für gemischten Chor, Celesta und Streichorchester
Te Deum für drei Chöre, präpariertes Klavier, Tonband (Windharfe) und Streicher (Fassung von 1992)

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