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Heino Eller

(1887—1970)


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(b Yur'yev (now Tartu), 1887; d Tallinn, 1970).

Estonian composer. Taught theory and comp. at Tartu mus. sch. 1920–40, prof. of comp. Tallinn Univ. 1940–70. Tubin was his pupil. Works incl. 3 syms. (1936, 1947, 1962); sym.‐poems Twilight (1917), Dawn (1918), Nocturnal Sounds (1920), Apparitions (1924), The Eagle's Flight (1949), The Singing Fields (1951); vn. conc. (1933, rev. 1965); Sinfonietta, str. (1965); 4 pf. sonatas (1920, 1938, 1944, 1958); 2 vn. sonatas (1922, 1946); 5 str. qts. (1925, 1930, 1945, 1954, 1959); and nearly 200 short pf. pieces.

Subjects: Music.


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