Arvo Pärt — a music legend beyond time, celebrates 80th birthday

The most famous Estonian and most performed living composer in the world turns 80 today.

Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer of classical and sacred music. Since the late 1970s, Pärt has worked in a minimalist style that employs his self-invented compositional technique, tintinnabuli. His music is in part inspired by Gregorian chant.

Björk interviews Arvo Pärt for the BBC program 'Modern Minimalists' (1997)



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