Malta Arts Festival | How to listen to the music of Arvo Pärt

At 81, the Estonian-born composer has both well-known and less familiar works that serve as an introduction to the Malta Arts Festival’s guest feature artist this year

12 July 2016, 11:38am
Arvo Pärt is known for his tintinnabuli style, a compositional technique which he created
Arvo Pärt is known for his tintinnabuli style, a compositional technique which he created
Arvo Pärt (1935) is a composer whose creative output has significantly changed the way we understand the nature of music. He is known for his tintinnabuli style, a compositional technique which he created.

Although his earlier, modernist works are perhaps less known to wider audiences, his entire oeuvre has shifted our perception of music. Regardless of nationality, cultural background or age, many people have been touched and influenced by the timeless beauty and deep spiritual message of Pärt’s music.

His works are performed in concert halls, as well as film, dance and theatre performances, and other multimedia texts. Key works by Arvo Pärt will be performed at the beautiful co-cathedral of St John.

Date: 14 July 2016 • Venue: St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta • Time: 19:30 • Entrance €15, €20

Symphony no 1 (1963)


Perpetuum mobile (1963)


Cello Concerto: Pro et Contra (1966)

Credo (1968)


The tintinnabuli works
Für Alina •  Tabula RasaFourth Symphony