Aesthetics and style of Arvo Pärt’s work: revolution or evolution?

Abstract

The article is devoted to the key features of the creative evolution of the famous contemporary composer, which consists in the abrupt change of the stylistic paradigm that occurred in the mid 1970s: the avant-garde type of writing characteristic of Pärt in the 1960s gave way to the tintinnabuli (term of the composer) focused on euphony and liturgical genres.

 

Keywords

Arvo Pärt’s work, avant-garde, tintinnabuli style, binary opposition, serial method, liturgical genres, evolution and revolution

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