Arvo Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer fifth year running

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has, for the fifth year running, been given the title of the “world’s most performed living composer” by the classical music event database, Bachtrack.

“Arvo Pärt continues to be the most performed contemporary concert composer, leagues ahead of John Adams and John Williams,” Bachtrack said. The top contemporary opera composer is Jonathan Dove.

Overall, Mozart took over from Beethoven as the most performed concert composer, closely followed by Bach, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Schubert.

Bachtrack calculates a series of statistics each year which show the number of times the work of each composer has been performed, along with information regarding the “hardest working” conductors, orchestras and most performed individual works.

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Cover: Arvo Pärt.

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About the author: Silver Tambur

Silver Tambur is the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World. He has previously studied journalism at the University of Tartu, and Politics & Society at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Silver has been the editor at the Estonian Public Broadcasting’s news service in English, as well as contributing for the Business Sense magazine in the UK, Deutsche Welle and Radio New Zealand. You can also follow him on Twitter. You can write to Silver at silver@estonianworld.com.

  • Diogo de Albuquerque Gaspar

    paljun õnne eesti 🙂 armastan your singers . compossers , artists and my sweets sisters and brothers from estonia 🙂

  • Mare Britton

    Is there any way to find out the name of the group of performers?
    Beautiful piece, beautiful performance.

  • Mare Britton

    Beautiful piece, beautiful performance.