Evald Aav

1900 - 1939

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Evald Aav (7 March [O.S. 22 February] 1900 – 21 March 1939) was an Estonian composer born in Tallinn, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire. He studied music composition there with Artur Kapp and wrote primarily vocal music to words in the Estonian language. In 1928 he composed the first national Estonian opera, Vikerlased (The Vikings). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Evald Aav has received more than 30,582 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Evald Aav is the 310th most popular composer (up from 601st in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Estonia (up from 46th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Estonian Composer.

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Among composers, Evald Aav ranks 310 out of 1,451Before him are Henri Dutilleux, Bernard Herrmann, Thomas Tallis, Clément Janequin, Cécile Chaminade, and André Campra. After him are Franco Alfano, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Niccolò Jommelli, Leonardo Leo, Francesco Cilea, and Valentyn Sylvestrov.

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Among people born in 1900, Evald Aav ranks 55Before him are Zelda Fitzgerald, Maurice Thorez, Jean Negulesco, Nathalie Sarraute, Yves Tanguy, and Pridi Banomyong. After him are Werner Haase, Mária Telkes, Rudolf Diels, Helen Hayes, Filipp Golikov, and Ignazio Silone. Among people deceased in 1939, Evald Aav ranks 32Before him are Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Ernst Toller, Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Wilhelm Groener, and S. P. L. Sørensen. After him are Stanislav Kosior, Gerardo Machado, Otto Wels, Roman Dmowski, Franz Schmidt, and Isaac Carasso.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Evald Aav ranks 23 out of 351Before him are Adam Johann von Krusenstern (1770), Jacob De la Gardie (1583), Kaja Kallas (1977), Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803), Siim Kallas (1948), and Paul von Rennenkampf (1854). After him are Jakob von Uexküll (1864), Ernst Öpik (1893), Thomas Johann Seebeck (1770), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), Jaan Kross (1920), and Otto von Kotzebue (1787).

Among COMPOSERS In Estonia

Among composers born in Estonia, Evald Aav ranks 2Before him are Arvo Pärt (1935). After him are Veljo Tormis (1930), Eduard Tubin (1905), Heino Eller (1887), Käbi Laretei (1922), Juhan Aavik (1884), Alexei Lvov (1798), Artur Kapp (1878), Rudolf Tobias (1873), Ester Mägi (1922), and Knudåge Riisager (1897).