Composed in 1929, when Eller lived in Tartu, this popular piece for violin and piano has become de rigueur on academic and concert programs in Estonia. During this time folk music intonation and inflections steadily made their way into Ellers chamber music.
Eller is one of the most important classical Composers in Estonian history. Generally known as the teacher of Tubin, Pärt, Rääts and others, his own work was one of the most progressive during Estonia's first independence period. More info: http://www.emic.ee/?sisu=he......
Inspired by the composer Cyrillius Kreek who collected Estonian folk melodies, Tõnu Kõrvits - in this opus for choir and orchestra - does a reworking of original Estonian sacred texts and their melodies.
'Estonian Ballads' The 1980 grand work by the Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, that is heavily inspired and composed after traditional Estonian folk songs. Performers: The 'Estonia' Theater Orchestra The Oratio Choir Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste Vocal Coach: Aarne Talvik Cndct: Tõnu Kaljuste