24 Preludes for a Fugue
24 Preludes for a Fugue DVD

The most comprehensive film about Arvo Pärt's life is Dorian Supin's 2002 documentary 24 Preludes for a Fugue. The DVD, released by the Juxtaposition label, is available on amazon.co.uk in Region 0 format (Worldwide) and on amazon.com in Region 1 format (USA and Canada).

The 90-minute documentary itself 24 Preludes for a Fugue consists of snippets of interviews with Arvo Pärt interspersed with other scenes of the composer at work or at premieres and seminars.

The DVD comes with three extras: Cecilia, a short film about the composition of Cecilia, vergine romana; Your Name, shot during rehearsals and performance of the piece Which was the son of; and Como cierva sedienta, with soprano Patricia Rozario singing a recital of Pärt's music in Tallinn, Estonia.

Includes tracks in English, French, German and Spanish. Subtitles are also available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Finnish and Estonian.

If you are interested in Arvo Pärt, this DVD is a must-have.