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Veljo Tormis (I) (1930–2017)

Veljo Tormis was born on August 7, 1930 in Kuusalu, Estonia. He is known for his work on Autumn Ball (2007), Libahunt (1968) and Kevade (1969). He was married to Lea Rummo. He died on January 21, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. See full bio »


(age 86) in Tallinn, Estonia

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Known For

Autumn Ball Soundtrack
Libahunt Composer
Kevade Composer


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 1990 Sügis
 1986 Kaleva hääled (TV Short documentary)
 1982 Karge meri
 1978 Linnutee tuuled (Documentary)
 1976 Suvi
 1976 Indrek
 1975 Inspiratsioon (Short)
 1975 Laulud kevadele (Short)
 1974 Verine John (Short)
 1969 Kevade
 1968 Libahunt
 1966 Ühe Suve Akvarellid (TV Movie)
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 1973 Veelinnurahvas (Documentary) (music consultant - as V. Tormis)
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 2013 Top of the Lake (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Edge of the Universe (2013) ... (writer: "How Can I Recognise My Home")
 2007 Autumn Ball (writer: "Kust Tunnen Kodu")
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 2006 Raua needmine (TV Movie)

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V. Tormis

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Personal Quote:

It is not I who makes use of folk music. It is folk music that makes use of me.


His best-known and most performed work, "Curse Upon Iron", is an ode to the horrors of war written for choir and hoop drum. See more »

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