On 6 October, Estonian Public Broadcasting together with the Arvo Pärt Centre and the Children’s Music Studio of Estonian Radio will release a new disc entitled “Songs from Childhood” introducing a selection of children’s songs and piano pieces composed by Arvo Pärt.
About the Centre
The Arvo Pärt Centre was founded in 2010 by Arvo Pärt and his family with the aim of creating opportunities for preserving and researching the creative heritage of the composer in his native land, Estonia, and in the context of the Estonian language.
The centre is situated in Laulasmaa, 35 km from Tallinn, on a peninsula with magnificent natural surroundings – within a pine forest near the sea.
The building for the centre has been named Aliina – a name that symbolises new beginnings in Pärt’s music. It was with the piano piece “Für Alina” that the tintinnabuli style was introduced in 1976.
The core of the Arvo Pärt centre is the archive, which brings together the entire creative heritage of the composer and related information and documents, both in physical and digital form.
On 10 September, the head of ECM Records, music producer Manfred Eicher presented a brand new collection of Arvo Pärt’s works, ‘Musica Selecta’ .
The series “Week-end” organised by the Philharmonie de Paris will dedicate their 19 and 20 September events to the work of Arvo Pärt.
The grand final concert of the largest festival of classical music in Europe BBC Proms on 12 September features Arvo Pärt’s music.