VIDEOS: Birthday greetings arrive from around the world as Arvo Pärt turns 80
A host of famous admirers sent their best wishes to Arvo Pärt, Estonia's most famous composer who turns 80 today, through ETV's weekly program "Pealtnägija." Well-wishers include Barbara Hendricks, Rufus Wainwright, José Manuel Barroso, Steve Reich, and many others.
Swiss opera singer Barbara Hendricks:
CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour:
Portuguese politician José Manuel Barroso:
Swiss documentalist Christian Frei:
New York composer Steve Reich:
Singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright:
Japanese composer and musical director Joe Hisaishi:
Several other well-known people, including Mikhail Khodorkovsky, conveyed their messages in Estonia and Russian. You can watch them here.