Thursday, October 10, 2013

Estonia 7 euro 2013 - Raimond Valgre's birth centenary

New silver commemorative:

'Centenary of the birth of Raimond Valgre'

Raimond Valgre, born Raimond Tiisel (1913-1949) was an Estonian composer and musician, whose songs have become some of the most well known in Estonia. During World War II, he was a member of the orchestra of the 8th Estonian Rifle Corps of the Red Army and, as a result of his service on the Eastern Front he became an alcoholic after the war. His music was banned in 1948 by the Soviet authorities. Raimond Valgre died in an accident on 31 December 1949.

(news by Pabitra Saha)
(biographical data from Wikipedia)

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