Gustav Ernesaks

Born 12 November 1908. Died 24 January 1993
Gustav Ernesaks
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.18/img/default_artist_images/pop2.jpg
1908-11-12
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/100fd27e-6906-49cd-8d8f-39594338f12f
Gustav Ernesaks

Gustav Ernesaks Biography (Wikipedia)

Gustav Ernesaks (12 December 1908 – 24 January 1993) was an Estonian composer and a choir conductor.

Ernesaks was born in Perila, Peningi Parish. He played an integral role in the Singing Revolution and was one of the father figures of the Estonian Song Festival tradition. One of his songs, set to Lydia Koidula's poem Mu isamaa on minu arm, became an unofficial national anthem during the years of Soviet occupation. He was also the composer of the Anthem of Estonian SSR used between 1945 and 1990.

Erneskas was married in 1935 to Stella Merjam. She preceded him in death in 1973. He died in Tallinn, aged 84. They had three sons: Ott Ernesaks, Jüri Ernesaks and Peep Ernesaks. A statue of him was erected in 2004 on the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.


Gustav Ernesaks Tracks

Sort by

Gustav Ernesaks
Naarisokk (The Christmas Goat)
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.18/img/track_fallback.png
link
Naarisokk (The Christmas Goat)
Gustav Ernesaks
Mu Isamaa On Minu Arm [My Fatherland you are my love]
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.18/img/track_fallback.png
link
Mu Isamaa On Minu Arm [My Fatherland you are my love]
Gustav Ernesaks
Mu Isamaa On Minu Arm (My Country Is My Love)
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.18/img/track_fallback.png
link
Mu Isamaa On Minu Arm (My Country Is My Love)
Load more tracks

Back to artist