Arvo Part: 24 Preludes for a Fugue
Directed by Dorian Supin
Running time: 90 minutes
Arvo Pärt – 24 Preludes for a Fugue (2002) is the first authorized documentary about one the world's greatest living composers. An intimate portrait recorded during three prolific years in this Estonian composer's life, by his friend the Russian director Dorian Supin, the film features Pärt composing music at home and attending rehearsals, premières, seminars and meetings. Born in 1935, Pärt was excluded from the Soviet Estonian Union of Composers in 1979, then exiled a year later, but continued to mine his own intensely spiritual path and, in spite of everything, soon gained international success. With detailed interviews, reminiscences and observations we are drawn into Part's ascetic and profound life. Made up from 24 short extracts that combine to a total of 90 minutes, the film features such major musical works as "Tabula Rasa", "Passio", "Fratres", "Orient & Occident", "Cecilia, vergine romana" and "Como cierva sedienta".
Reservation is not necessary, but places are limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.