24 Preludes for a Fugue is the first authorized documentary
about prominent composer Arvo Pärt to be released on DVD. A portrait made of
precious moments recorded during three prolific years of the composer’s life,
the film features rehearsals, premieres, seminars, meetings and recollections.
Director Dorian Supin succeeds in revealing Arvo Pärt’s musical thinking. His
work opens a door on the inner world of one of the most spiritually intense
composers of our time.
The film is enhanced by excerpts from major musical works such as "Tabula
Rasa", "Passio", "Fratres", "Orient & Occident",
"Cecilia, vergine romana" and "Como cierva sedienta".
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM stereo
Running Time: 178 minutes
Region code: All zones
TV system: NTSC
Languages: English – Français – Deutsch – Español - 日本語 -
Suomi – Русский – Eesti
DVD extras : 3 short films by Dorian Supin with
Cecilia (27 min.), a rare document on
composition and performance, shows Arvo Pärt and Conductor Myung-Whun
Chung in rehearsal.
Your Name (28 min.) documents the rehearsals and
premiere of Arvo Pärt’s work “Which was the son of…” performed by the Voices
of Europe youth choir in Iceland .
Como Cierva Sedienta (36 min.) presents a recital by singer