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Arvo Pärt artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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August 11, 2010 Hear the consummate choral conductor lead two 20th-century masterworks in concert.

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July 7, 2006 Arvo Part's music, like this Salve Regina that he wrote in 2001, is ethereal and spiritual.

Interviews & Profiles

The young pianist Inon Barnatan plays Debussy and Ravel with striking assurance.

August 5, 2012 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.

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Arvo Part in a recording session

August 30, 2010 Hear Cantique, a new CD of the Estonian composer's ethereal music, in its entirety.

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December 19, 2005 In his 1988 Magnificat for choir and solo soprano, the solo soprano sings one note throughout.

April 28, 2003 It may sound like classical music, but for NPR reviewer Tom Manoff, it's pancultural — an unusu...

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News

John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir

December 21, 2010 Gramophone magazine reveals its ranking of the greatest choirs. No American group makes the list.

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March 5, 2009 The Estonian composer's new CD, In Principio, sounds old and new at the same time.

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November 30, 2005 Music critic Tom Manoff says the pieces highlight two very different sides of the composer's work.

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October 23, 2006 Paul Hillier leads the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in a performance of "Magnificat."

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June 19, 2006 Europa Galante plays Arvo Part's choral piece "Summa" in Speyer, Germany.

A languishing lute player

September 27, 2010 What's the saddest music you know? Hear the finest of the forlorn and the best of the bereaved.

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Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 - Four Movement Version

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  • Album: Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 - Four Movement Version
  • Artist: Simon Rattle
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 2012
 

William Brittelle: Loving the Chambered Nautilus

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  • Album: William Brittelle: Loving the Chambered Nautilus
  • Artist: The American Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • Label: New Amsterdam
  • Released: 2012
 

Arvo Pärt: Pilgrim's Song

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  • Album: Arvo Pärt: Pilgrim's Song
  • Artist: Tallinn Sinfonietta
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Darknesse Visible

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  • Album: Darknesse Visible
  • Artist: Inon Barnatan
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Arvo Pärt: In Principio

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  • Album: Arvo Pärt: In Principio
  • Artist: Tonu Kaljuste
  • Label: ECM
  • Released: 2009
 

Pärt: Lamentate

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  • Album: Pärt: Lamentate
  • Artist: Andrey Boreyko, conductor
  • Label: ECM Records
  • Released: 2005
 

Arvo Part: Da Pacem

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  • Artist: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
 

Arvo Part: A Tribute

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Arvo Part: A Portrait

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Cantique

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  • Album: Cantique
  • Artist: Kristjan Järvi
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  • Released: 2010
 

Cantique

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  • Album: Cantique
  • Artist: Kristjan Järvi
  • Label: Sony Masterworks
  • Released: 2010