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Peeter Süda

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Years active  1912-1920
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Born  30 January 1883 (1883-01-30) Viki, Kihelkonna Parish , Estonia
Occupation  Composer, organist, folksong collector
Died  3 August 1920, Tallinn, Estonia
Education  Saint Petersburg Conservatory

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Peeter Süda (30 January [O.S. 18 January] 1883 in Viki, Saare County – 3 August 1920 in Tallinn) was a father of the Estonian organ school, composer and an early collector of Estonian folksongs.


He studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory from 1902 to 1912. His organ teachers were Louis Homilius and Jacob Handschin, his composition professors included Anatoly Lyadov, Alexander Glazunov, Jāzeps Vītols and Nicolai Soloviev. After graduation, he worked as an organist and piano teacher in Tallinn.

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His works consist mainly of polyphonic organ music, sometimes with folk influences. He also wrote a choral fugue, "The Flax Puller".

  • Prelude and Fugue in G minor
  • Influence

    The Peeter Süda Memorial Foundation was established in 1924, eventually becoming the Estonian Theatre and Music Museum was set up. The museum regards the "heart" of Estonian Theatre and Music Museum."


  • on Baltic organ music BIS
  • Complete works. EMIC, 2005
  • References

    Peeter Süda Wikipedia

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