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TODAY IN HISTORY – Estonian composer, Mr. Heino Eller, is remembered – 16 June 2010

TODAY IN HISTORY – Estonian composer, Mr. Heino Eller, is remembered – 16 June 2010


Today, June 16, prominent Estonian composer,
Mr. Heino Eller, is remembered. Born in 1887 in Tartu, he passed away on this day in 1970.
Mr. Eller is considered among the pioneers and most notable composers in Estonian music.
He was known for his exceptional skill in creating compositions that combined folk and
modern features. A devoted and respected professor, Mr. Eller instructed many distinguished composers.
In addition, the Tartu Higher School of Music, where he taught for 20 years, was named after
him. Some of his acclaimed pieces include “Dawn” and “Homeland Melody,” which are recognized
as symbolically conveying the profound and sutle feeling of Estonian identity. May outstanding
composers such as Mr. Heino Eller continue to enrich our world with glorious melodies�

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