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Arvo Pärt: Orient Occident F-Seitse OÜ Documentary Rehearsal Film.

18 minute documentary filmed in Tallinn, Estonia in April, 2001. The broadcast premiere date is not known. Cameraman:Dorian Supin; Director:Dorian Supin; An F-Seitse OÜ Production. Co-Producers:Dorian Supin, Mart Otsa, Reet Sokmann & Kaie-Ene Rääk.

Composition by Arvo Pärt (1935-)
Orient & Occident (2000)

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
This film contains rehearsal footage of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra with Tõnu Kaljuste and Arvo Pärt prior to the Estonian premiere performance of Orient & Occident on April 7, 2001. The opening and closing moments from the Estonian premiere are also seen, but a complete performance of the work is not shown.

Commissions, Dedications and Awards
Orient & Occident was commissioned by the Berliner Festspiele 2000 (The Berlin Festival 2000) and was premiered in Berlin, Germany on September 30, 2000 by its dedicatees, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Saulius Sondeckis. The Estonian premiere took place on April 7, 2001 and was by the performers as documented in this film.

Music Publishers
The score of Orient & Occident is published by Universal Edition Wien.

Other Points of Interest and Links
This film, in the European PAL VHS format, (North American/Far Eastern viewers will require either a Universal VHS Player or PAL to NTSC format conversion facilities) can be purchased from its production company at the address: F-Seitse OÜ, Narva maantee 63, 10152, Tallinn, Estonia. Telephone:011-372-6015983. Fax:011-372- 6015982. mailto:fseitse@online.ee