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Arvo Prt Receives Austrian Cross of Honour

The composer Arvo Prt (born in Paide, Estonia in 1935) is being awarded the Cross of Honour of Austria. After his flight from the Soviet Union, Prt lived for a while in Austria and received Austrian citizenship.

As the internet portal codexflores reports, Prt explained, when presented with the Cross of Honour, that he had become a citizen of the Alpine state entirely unawares as a stateless person.

Alongside Prts 1st and 2nd Symphonies, the works Collage on B-A-C-H for strings, oboe, harpsichord and piano as well as the Concerto Piccolo on B-A-C-H for trumpet, string orchestra, harpsichord and piano are published by Sikorski Publishers.