Arvo Pärt’s „Lapsepõlve lood” / „Childhood Stories”

Release Concert

 

“I went to kindergarten every day, until the end of secondary school!” says Arvo Pärt and looks slyly in your eyes. After a moderate pause he adds: “My mother was a kindergarten teacher in Rakvere and after classes I usually went to see her.” There, at his mother’s workplace, the future composer often sat at the piano and played to his little friends. So it is not surprising that Pärt started his life as a composer writing music for children. The album “Childhood Stories” has been initiated by a singer and conductor Kadri Hunt, who sought for an opportunity to record Arvo Pärt’s work for children with The Radio’s Children Singing Studio. The concert is recorded by Estonian National Broadcast.