I believe in God
„How nice it would be to be good,
seeking the great God,
crouching by his legs
and recieveing his word.”
(hungarian poem by Magda Juhász)
To believe or not to believe is not up to us. We do not choose God, God chooses us.
Arvo Pärt’s art is inseparable from his faith. „ Religion rules each process in our lives even if we do not recognise it. Faith plays an important role in my music but I could hardy explain how it actually works.”
Credo was presented on the 16th of November, 1986 in Tallinn for the first time. This composition represents the most significant and dramatic collage piece of Pärt’s carreer. Ruled by disordance and clamour in terms of Schonberg expressionism. As it was likely to happen the event was thrilling and the audience claimed for another play but later on Credo got banned and the author was pronounced to be the most dangerous composer of the Soviet Union by the cultural politics. He left his country with his family in 1980 to move to Vienna and West-Berlin afterwards. Pärt primarily composes sacred music, won the European Sacred Music Prize in 2005 and a Grammy Award in 2014.