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Raimond Valgre

Raimond Valgre

Raimond Valgre


Raimond Valgre (born Raimond Tiisel; October 7, 1913 – December 31, 1949) was an Estonian composer and musician, whose songs have become some of the most well-known in Estonia. During World War II, he was a member of the orchestra of the 8th Estonian Rifle Corps of the Red Army and, as a result of his service on the Eastern Front he became an alcoholic after the war. His music was banned from 1948 by the Soviet authorities. Raimond Valgre died in an accident on December 31, 1949. Read more on Last.fm
Raimond Valgre (born Raimond Tiisel; October 7, 1913 – December 31, 1949) was an Estonian composer and musician, whose songs have become some of the most well-known in Estonia. During World War II, he was a member of the orchestra of the 8th Estonian Rifle Corps of the Red Army and, as a result of his service on the Eastern Front he became an alcoholic after the war. His music was banned from 1948 by the Soviet authorities. Raimond Valgre died in an accident on December 31, 1949. The revival of Valgre's compositions began in the Soviet Union of the 1960s.

This included Armenian jazz vocalist Tatevik Oganesyan's rendition of "A Little Story in the Music" in her album Day Dream. The biographical feature film Need vanad armastuskirjad ("Those Old Love Letters") followed in 1992. In 2001, guitarist Francis Goya recorded twelve of the composer's songs on his album Pleased To Meet You, Mr. Valgre.

The hosts of Eurovision Song Contest 2002, Annely Peebo & Marko Matvere performed "A Little Story in the Music" as part of the interval act. 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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