Juhan Aavik

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Juhan Aavik
Juhan Aavik-1968.jpg
Aavik in 1968
Born (1884-01-29)January 29, 1884
Holstre, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
Died November 26, 1982(1982-11-26) (aged 98)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Estonian
Occupation Composer

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.