Arvo Pärt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Arvo Pärt in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, 2008

Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935[1]) is an Estonian composer. He wrote a large amount of religious music. Pärt is sometimes called a minimalist or 'holy minimalist'. The first piece he wrote used a style called serialism. He is influenced by the sound of Gregorian chant, and has created his own technique for composing, which he calls tintinnabuli.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biography". http://www.arvopart.org/bio.html. Retrieved 6 February 2013.