Petersburg Conservatory. He graduated in 1908 but chose to continue his studies. After his subsequent graduation in 1911, he became a music teacher in Tartu. Ten years later, in 1921, he moved to Tallinn, Estonia as a freelance composer and organist.
He spent his summers in his native village, Hüpassaare. Career Early in his career, Saar was influenced by the European music of the early 1800s. Later in his life, Saar combined Estonian folk music with more contemporary sounds. He mixed vocals into his symphonies. In addition to composing, Saar also wrote lyrics to some of his songs. Usually, these lyrics express a love for Estonia and nature.
They also address the brevity of life. Saar's lyrics have been compared to the poetry of Anna Haava and Juhan Liiv. Selected Works Works for a mixed-gender choir include: * Põhjavaim (Northern Spirit) * Seitse Sammeldunud Sängi (Seven Moss-Clad Tombs) * Oh Kodumaa (Oh, My Homeland) * Mis Sa Nutad, tammekene? (Why Are You Weeping, Oak Tree?) * Kõver Kuuseke (Crooked Fir) * Mälestus (A Memory) * Allik (Wellspring) Works for an all-male choir include: * Küll ma Laulaks (I Would Sing) Works for an all-female choir include: * Päikesele (To The Sun) Solo songs include: * Must Lind (Black Bird) * Lauliku Talveüksindus (Singer's Winter Loneliness) Piano music tracks include: * 20 Rahvaviisi (20 Folk Songs) * Eesti Süidid (Estonian Suites) * Prelüüd ja Fuuga G-duur (Prelude and Fugue in G) * Humoresk (Humoresque) * Skizze (Preludes) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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