'Young man on bicycle listening to music' sculpture

This sculpture is dedicated to famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, who spent his formative years and began his musical studies in Rakvere. It was inspired by the man himself, from a time when he was cycling on Market Square (now Central Square) listening to the radio programmes and music being broadcast from a speaker on top of a telephone post. The broader message of the sculpture is that every child can become a well-known and respected composer, scientist or representative of any profession. The sculpture was unveiled to mark the composer's 75th birthday on 11 September 2010.
Did you know...? - Pärt's piece for bells, 'Kyrie', plays from the tower of Trinity Church at Pikk 19 every day at 12:00

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