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"Tranquillity, sadness and selfless love emanate from the sounds of that music. It consoles and gives strength."

"Tranquillity, sadness and selfless love emanate from the sounds of that music. It consoles and gives strength."

My year with Arvo Part - he is a man of courage, humility and authenticity | The Guardian | Arvo Pärt is famously media-averse. So how did Günter Atteln make a film about the composer, and what did he learn about him?

My year with Arvo Part - he is a man of courage, humility and authenticity | The Guardian | Arvo Pärt is famously media-averse. So how did Günter Atteln make a film about the composer, and what did he learn about him?

Regina singing "Hallelujah", a cover of the Leonard Cohen song, at the 2005 Jewish Heritage Festival in NYC. To download this fan recording and more of Regin...

Regina singing "Hallelujah", a cover of the Leonard Cohen song, at the 2005 Jewish Heritage Festival in NYC. To download this fan recording and more of Regin...

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935), Estonian composer of classical and sacred music // Photo by Kaupo Kikkas

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935), Estonian composer of classical and sacred music // Photo by Kaupo Kikkas

"A need to concentrate on each sound, so that every blade of grass would be as important as a flower." ~ Arvo Pärt

"A need to concentrate on each sound, so that every blade of grass would be as important as a flower." ~ Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt- Spiegel im Spiegel_Performed by Jürgen Kruse (Piano) and Benjamin Hudson (viola)

Arvo Pärt- Spiegel im Spiegel_Performed by Jürgen Kruse (Piano) and Benjamin Hudson (viola)

Maestro Arvo Pärt after a long, long applause at the Carnegie Hall concert in New York last night. Photo by Eleri Ever.

Maestro Arvo Pärt after a long, long applause at the Carnegie Hall concert in New York last night. Photo by Eleri Ever.