Monday, 19 May 2014

Arvo Pärt, about the Ukrainian events, in an interview to the NYT

On "The Rest is Noise", Alex Ross's blog, I read that the great estonian composer Arvo Pärt said in an interview to the New York Times about Putin's actions in Ukraine: "It cannot be called anything else but a crime.

Pärt says,

I am very critical of Putin’s government and absolutely shocked about the latest events in Ukraine.” [Mr. Putin] “spread around him massive amounts of hostility and aggression, which has its own dynamics and can now only grow. You cannot take it back anymore. There is no control over it today.

I admire him even more !

Ucrainae Fratres !
Estonian national symphony orchestra.
dir. Paavo Järvi