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Gustav Ernesaks

12. XII 1908 - 24. I 1993

Eminent and beloved choir leader, composer and pedagogue. For nearly half a century, he was one of the main initiators and the general leader of the song festival movement and was loving called the Father of Song by the people. In 1944, he established the Estonian National Male Choir (RAM) and remained its music director until his death.

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Taken on May 24, 2009