Arvo P

Peter Bouteneff


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Listeners often speak of a certain mystery in the way that Arvo PÌ_rt evokes spirituality through his music, but no one has taken a sustained, close look at how he achieves this. Arvo PÌ_rt: Out of Silenceexamines the powerful interplay between PÌ_rt‰۪s music and the composer‰۪s own deep roots in the Orthodox Christian faith‰ÛÓa relationship that has born much creative fruit and won the hearts of countless listeners across the globe.

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Praise for Out of Silence‰ÛÓ

‰ÛÏA luminous engagement of music, philosophy, and belief.‰۝åÊ

åÊåÊåÊ ‰ÛÓ LAURIE ANDERSON, Composer, musician, performance artist


‰ÛÏMany of us have written about PÌ_rt, but one thing was missing, the view from within the Orthodox Christian tradition that has guided PÌ_rt's work since the 1970s. This has now been provided by Peter Bouteneff, writing with clarity, precision, and the graceful authority of one who knows what he is talking about.‰۝åÊ

åÊåÊåÊ ‰ÛÓ PAUL HILLIER, Co-founder, the Hilliard Ensemble, author, Arvo PÌ_rt (Oxford, 1997)


‰ÛÏBy parsing the connections between PÌ_rt‰۪s music and the Christian faith, Bouteneff demonstrates the central paradox of the PÌ_rt phenomenon: that a musician so deeply rooted in the particulars of a rich Christian tradition can, precisely on that basis, create music that continues to appeal to listeners across religious and cultural lines. This book is a triumph.‰۝

åÊåÊåÊ ‰ÛÓ ROBERT SALER , Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis


‰ÛÏThis illuminating meditation on the pillars of PÌ_rt‰۪s music ‰ÛÒ word, silence, and bright sadness ‰ÛÒ gives voice to what many intuit in the music and is a game changer for PÌ_rt scholarship. Unafraid to traverse the same boundaries of religion, spirituality, and popular culture as PÌ_rt‰۪s music, Bouteneff‰۪s book is essential reading for those devoted to PÌ_rt‰۪s music and interested in the place of Orthodox Christianity in public life.‰۝

åÊåÊåÊ ‰ÛÓ JEFFERS ENGELHARDT , Amherst College

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A professor of theology and a conservatory-trained musician, Peter Bouteneff has been an ardent and attentive listener of Arvo PÌ_rt‰۪s music ever since he came to know the composer personally in 1990. He teaches systematic theology and spirituality at St Vladimir‰۪s Seminary, where he also co-directs the Arvo PÌ_rt Project.

Paperback: 231 Pages
Publisher: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
ISBN: 9780881415124
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches

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