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Rehearsing Pärt (2012)

Title in Estonian: Proovime Pärti

Arvo Pärt making music with students of the music school

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Documentary Duration 201:00

Rehearsing Pärt

Unique documentary about Arvo Pärt in the role of a pedagogue while making music together with the students of the Old Town Educational College and tutoring them before the upcoming concert of Arvo Pärt's music. Pärt encourages the young musicians to improvise themselves, gives his advice and mild recommendations in order to fine tune the performances and to find better harmonies. Pärt also tells stories and often illustrates his advices with playing the piano. The documentary shows an emotional creative process where dedicated young people try to perform a diverse choice of Arvo Pärt's music – beginning from the simple children's ...

Director: Dorian Supin

Keywords: giftedness | composer's communication with interpreters | composers | composing and interpretation | polishing the performance of a musical work | supervising the performances of musical works | soulfulness | improvisation | instrumental music | zither play | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Minor Film, Arvo Pärdi Keskus, UE Universal Edition, Vienna (Austria)
Film Category Documentary, Music Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English, Italian, hispaania, French, German, Finnish, Russian
Duration 201:00


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Producer Reet Sokmann
Director Dorian Supin
Cinematographer Dorian Supin
Art Director Angelika Schneider
Composer Arvo Pärt
Sound Designer Ants Andreas
Editor Kadri Kanter
Content Editor Kristina Kõrver

First releases

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  • at other places: 23.04.2012, Mustpeade maja, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm