Juhan Aavik

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Juhan Aavik
Laulupidu 1928.a. dirigendipuldis Juhan Aavik., AM 12853-148 F 11687-148.jpg
Aavik at the IX Estonian Song Festival in 1928
Born(1884-01-29)January 29, 1884
Holstre, Kreis Fellin, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
DiedNovember 26, 1982(1982-11-26) (aged 98)
Stockholm, Sweden
NationalityEstonian
OccupationComposer

Juhan Aavik (29 January 1884 in Holstre, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire – 26 November 1982 in Stockholm, Sweden) was an Estonian composer.

Aavik studied music composition at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. He later served as a conductor in Tartu, Governorate of Livonia (1911–1925), a musical conservatory professor and director in Tallinn (1928–1944), and an Estonian song festival conductor in Sweden (1948–1961) (after arriving there in 1944). He wrote nearly 200 Opus numbers, among them two symphonies; a Cello concerto (1949); a Double bass Concerto (1950); a Piano trio (1957); a Requiem (1959); and various choral works, songs and chamber music. In Stockholm at age 81 (1965–1969), he published a history of Estonian music in four volumes.

References[edit]

  • Slonimsky, Nicolas – Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 7th ed. 1984. New York, NY: Schirmer Books. ISBN 0-02-870270-0.