People who don’t think they like classical music will probably say they like the music of Arvo Pärt (b. 1935). He is a deeply spiritual man, who composes music that works as a form of prayer, music that can make you look inside yourself and find something good.
In the piece I have embedded below, Pärt provides music that defines “stillness.” It contains no moments of conflict and works as a benign counterpoint to the noise of the modern world. “Spiegel im Spiegel” translates from German into “mirror in mirror,” the perfect title for a piece of music that should feel as if you want it to go on forever.
Leonhard Roczek (cello) and Herbert Schuch (piano)
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