Today Arvo Pärt celebrates his 80th birthday. Here is a nice little vignette about him:
He seems like such a lovely man; how I would love to meet him someday. There are very few composers in the past 100 years whose music means as much to me.
A piece I have been listening to frequently over the past few months is Cantiques des degrés, a setting of Psalm 121. It’s a very beautiful composition:
A few other Pärt-related posts from days gone by: