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Kuressaare Gymnasium Estonia National music portrait
<ul><li>The earliest mentioning of Estonian singing and dancing dates back to Saxo (1179) </li><ul><li>Saxo speaks of Esto...
Runic singing was widespread among Estonians until the 18th century, when it started to be replaced by rhythmic folksongs ...
 
Folk music <ul><li>Estonian runo-song (Estonian: regilaul) has been extensively recorded and studied
They can come in many forms, including work songs, ballads and epic legends
Much of the early scholarly study of runo-song was done in the 1860s by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, who used them to co...
In the 1860s, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald used regilaul as the basis for the national epic poem &quot;Kalevipoeg&quot;
National awakening, song festivals <ul><li>After the Estonian national awakening the first professional Estonian musicians...
In 1896 the tradition of the song festival was born along with Estonian national awakening
The first national song festival was held in Tartu
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  1. 1. Kuressaare Gymnasium Estonia National music portrait
  2. 2. <ul><li>The earliest mentioning of Estonian singing and dancing dates back to Saxo (1179) </li><ul><li>Saxo speaks of Estonian warriors who sang at night while waiting for an epic battle </li></ul><li>The older folksongs are referred to as runic songs </li><ul><li>songs in the poetic metre „regivärss“ the tradition shared by all Baltic-Finnic peoples
  3. 3. Runic singing was widespread among Estonians until the 18th century, when it started to be replaced by rhythmic folksongs </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Folk music <ul><li>Estonian runo-song (Estonian: regilaul) has been extensively recorded and studied
  5. 6. They can come in many forms, including work songs, ballads and epic legends
  6. 7. Much of the early scholarly study of runo-song was done in the 1860s by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, who used them to compose the Estonian national epic, Kalevipoeg </li></ul>
  7. 8. In the 1860s, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald used regilaul as the basis for the national epic poem &quot;Kalevipoeg&quot;
  8. 9. National awakening, song festivals <ul><li>After the Estonian national awakening the first professional Estonian musicians emerged
  9. 10. In 1896 the tradition of the song festival was born along with Estonian national awakening
  10. 11. The first national song festival was held in Tartu
  11. 12. The Estonian Song Festival (In Estonian: Laulupidu) is one of the largest amateur choral events in the world </li></ul>
  12. 14. Famous musicians <ul><li>The most known Estonian composers are René Eespere, Ester Mägi, Arvo Pärt, Urmas Sisask, Veljo Tormis and Erkki-Sven Tüür
  13. 15. The girl band Vanilla Ninja are one of the best-known Estonians in popular music, Kerli has had moderate success in the United States
  14. 16. Estonia has won the Eurovision contest once with Dave Benton, Tanel Padar „Everybody“ </li></ul>
  15. 17. Tanel Padar, Dave Benton
  16. 18. Arvo Pärt Veljo Tormis Erkki-Sven Tüür
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