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Arvo Pärt

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Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in the Mirror)

This music written in 1978 has a beautiful simplicity that instantly captures the attention. Pärt calls this style of writing “tintinnabuli,” evoking the ringing of bells:

“In my dark hours, I have the certain feeling that everything outside this one thing has no meaning. The complex and many-faceted only confuses me, and I must search for unity. What is it, this one thing, and how do I find my way to it? Traces of this perfect thing appear in many guises - and everything that is unimportant falls away.” Read more.