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Eduard Tubin (born June 18, 1905, village of Torila near Lake Peipsi, died Nov. 17, 1982,
Stockholm) was an Estonian composer and conductor, the concertmaster and
conductor of the Vanemuine Theatre from 1930 to 1944. From 1944 he lived and
worked in the capital of the Swedish Kingdom.
He has composed the ballet Kratt, several operas, 10 symphonies, sinfonietta, 2 violin
concertos, 2 piano concertinos, orchestra pieces, compositions for voice and
orchestra, chamber music, choral and solo songs and piano pieces. His sound language
is a synthesis of expressionism, neoclassicism and Nordic epics.
The monument was unveiled on June 19, 2005 to commemorate the composer's
100th birth anniversary. Extracts from the composition of E. Tubin can be listened to
near the statue twice a day and they can be generated by striking the gongs near the wall.
Authors – sculptor Aili Vahtrapuu and architect Veronika Valk. The creator of the
sound installation – Frenchman Louis Dandrell.