A composer and his way of praying

St VladimirThis lecture was given by Arvo Pärt during commencement at St Vladimir’s Seminary in 2014. He shared thoughts from his musical diaries. It begins with a most powerful question:

Have you thanked God for this failure already? Food for thought, because we always must ask the question, what is Art for?

http://www.ccwatershed.org/blog/2017/jul/6/most-sensitive-musical-instrument/

 

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