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Arvo Pärt celebrates his 85th birthday

Concerts, broadcasts, CDs, videos – The BR Chorus is delighted to congratulate Arvo Pärt, the gentle giant among the great composers, with an online collection vividly portraying his oeuvre and opening up pathways to his music.

Many happy returns, Maestro Pärt, and many thanks for concert experiences full of spirituality, contemplation and lucidity!

Since the 1980s Arvo Pärt’s music of internalisation, reduction and spirituality has softly triumphed all over the world. No small part in this development has been played by the Bavarian Radio Chorus, which became one of Germany’s earliest Pärt ensembles with the world première of his great Passio in 1982.

Over the years this association has intensified. For example, the BR Chorus gave the German première of Ja ma kuulsin hääle (“And I Heard a Voice”), for which Pärt specially travelled to the Salzburg Festival to attend the rehearsals and the performance. With great emotion he expressed his appreciation for the chorus’s artistic work (see videos).

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CDs at the label BR-KLASSIK

Arvo Pärt – Live

Important and rarely heard choral works by Arvo Pärt, in his incomparable tintinnabuli style, can be heard in thrilling live concert recordings, among them „Collage über B-A-C-H“, „Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten“, „Litany“ and others

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Arvo Pärt – Te Deum

“For a composer it’s a wonderful feeling to know that his music is understood and properly performed. This feeling of joy overcame me when I heard the new CD. My thanks to all the artists of Bavarian Radio, sensitively conducted by Peter Dijkstra, for this beautiful present.” – Arvo Pärt

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Schnittke: Konzert für Chor (c) BR-Klassik

Arvo Pärt: Dopo la vittoria

Peter Dijkstra conducts choral works by Alfred Schnittke and the cantata “Dopo la vittoria” by Arvo Pärt.

Awarded with the ECHO Klassik 2014 (“Ensemble of the Year”)!

Nomination for the Best List of German Record Critics 1/2014.

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