June 2018

Arvo Pärt’s obituary for Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Composer Arvo Pärt and the Arvo Pärt Centre commemorate the Russian conductor, pianist and multi-talented musician Gennady Rozhdestvensky (04.05.1931–16.06.2018), who passed away on 16 June. For more than 40 years, Rozhdestvensky has conducted Arvo Pärt’s works in concert halls around the world. He has also recorded Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.