BirthdayDecember 12, 1908
BirthplacePeningi, Estonia

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Gustav Ernesaks

    Full name: Gustav Ernesaks
    Also known as: Gustav Ernesaks, Ernesaks, Gustav
    Professions: composer and choir conductor

  2. Gustav Ernesaks Death information

    Died: Sunday, 24th of January, 1993 (Age: 84)

  3. Gustav Ernesaks Biography

    Gustav Ernesaks (12 December 1908 in Perila, Peningi Parish – 24 January 1993 in Tallinn) was an Estonian composer and a choir conductor.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; ironically, he was also the composer of the Anthem of Estonian SSR used between 1945 and 1990.A statue of him was erected in 2004 on the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds.

  4. Gustav Ernesaks Family

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