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Veljo Tormis (b. August 7, 1930) is an Estonian considered to be one of Estonia's most important composers of the 20th century. Internationally, his fame arises chiefly from his extensive body of choral music, which exceeds 500 individual choral songs, most of it . The great majority of these pieces are based on traditional ancient Estonian folksongs (regilaulud), either textually, melodically, or merely stylistically.

His composition most often performed outside of Estonia, "Curse Upon Iron" (Raua needmine) (1972… read more

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  • Avatar for Marquise-None
    The Song of the Ancients Gods and Godess...Lesson...
  • Avatar for headeynyp
    on this album too [url]http://www.last.fm/music/Pekka+Kostiainen/Choral+Concert:+Tapiola+Choir+-+Tormis,+V.+%2F+Asheim,+N.H.+%2F+Busto,+J.+%2F+Debussy,+C.+%2F+Mellnas,+A.+%2F+Kortekangas,+O.+%2F+Kostiainen,+P.+(Rainbow+Sounds)[/url]
  • Avatar for progtrance7
    wow what an old dude
  • Avatar for keeletu
    veljo tormas tuhatnelja / habe kasvas aknast välja
  • Avatar for Christianitie
    Incredible.

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