Baiba Skride – Eller: Violin Concerto, Fantasy, Symphonic Legend & Symphony No. 2 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:07:14 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Classical
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With a career spanning two thirds of the 20th century, Estonian composer Heino Eller (1887-1970) can be rightfully considered as one of the founders of the country’s national musical style. His style remains resolutely tonal while taking on board the influences of French impressionism, German expressionism, and of course Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius, but also a certain “nationalism” in the choice of themes. At the outset of his career in the 1920s, his country had been liberated from the grip of the Russian Empire before falling back into the hands of the USSR in 1940. In those twenty years, a feeling of a distinct Estonian culture developed.