Sculpture 'Young man on bicycle listening to music'

Keskväljak, Rakvere

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This sculpture is dedicated to Arvo Pärt, famous Estonian composer, who spent his formative years and began his musical studies in Rakvere. It was inspired by the man himself, from a time when he would ride his bicycle to the Market Square (now Central Square) and listen to the radio programmes and music being broadcast from a loudspeaker 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.

Good to know: Pärt's piece for bells, 'Kyrie', plays from the tower of Trinity Church at Pikk 19 every day at noon.

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Bus: Keskväljak
Train: Rakvere
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