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Estonian composer Raimo Kangro died 20 years ago

Hochgeladene Datei

The Estonian composer Raimo Kangro wrote lively, even impulsive music. His preference was instrumental music, and he was one of Estonia's best-known composers internationally, along with Arvo Pärt. The rhythmic finesse and richness of sound of the frequent and gladly performed music for two pianos, the serenade for wind quintet or the chamber symphony “Tuuru” speak for themselves.

Raimo Kangro received the State Prize of the Estonian SSR in 1982. Twelve years later he was awarded the title of Honoured Artist of the Estonian SSR and in 1996 the Cultural Prize of the Republic of Estonia. From 1989 he was a composition teacher at the Estonian Academy of Music. He was also a consultant of the Composers' Association of the Estonian SSR and director of the Estonian Music Foundation.

Born on 21 September 1949, Raimo Kangro died on 4 February 2001, and we are commemorating the 20th anniversary of his death on 4 February 2021.

20th anniversary of the death of Raimo Kangro (21.09.1949 – 04.02.2001) 
- Music for two pianos
- Serenade for wind quintet
- “Tuuru”. Chamber symphony

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