Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli style: archetypes and geometry

The Arvo Pärt Centre published a collection of articles by the Austrian musicologist Leopold Brauneiss – Arvo Pärdi tintinnabuli-stiil: arhetüübid ja geomeetria (Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli style: archetypes and geometry), which is so far the most thorough and in-depth analysis of Arvo Pärt’s unique composition technique.

The Austrian musicologist Leopold Brauneiss has been researching Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli style since 1997. Through a detailed analysis he has arrived at a deep understanding of the archetypal essence and nature of tintinnabuli. Brauneiss has also analysed the musical geometry of Pärt’s works on different levels, and has realised some pithy philosophical generalisations.

The collection Arvo Pärdi tintinnabuli-stiil: arhetüübid ja geomeetria includes outstanding articles and presentations by Brauneiss, which have not been previously published in Estonian, and as a collection have never been published in any language.

The book was compiled and translated by the musicologist Saale Kareda, who said that Brauneiss’ music-analytical approach is the most thorough and in-depth scientific analysis of the tintinnabuli style in the world.

Original Title: Arvo Pärdi tintinnabuli-stiil: arhetüübid ja geomeetria
Compiled by: Saale Kareda
Edited by: Toomas Siitan, Kai Kutman
Designer: Angelika Schneider
Publisher: Arvo Pärt Centre
Country: Estonia
Released: 2017
Language: Estonian
Pages: 224

The book is available from Arvo Pärt Centre webshop.

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