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Arvo Part

I listen to Classical music on the odd occasion. There are things that absolutely captivate me in the genre, though, and this is one of them
Arvo Part, an Estonian born in the 1930s, is definitely sui generis. This music is grave and dense by turns, and then ethereal and light as a feather. The emotion this man can wring out of a single passage is more than many can muster in an entire career. I love the tintinnabulation and counterpoint that one finds everywhere in his work. Finally, though, it is the power of his climaxes that one measures this man by, and that is also where he will have won his ultimate place.

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