Gustav Ernesaks (1908-1993) was an Estonian composer and choir leader who wrote himself into the history pages with his songs. 'Mu isamaa on minu arm' became the unofficial anthem of Estonians during the Soviet era, and Ernesaks was one of the driving forces behind the national song festival - as well as its general manager.
This monument at Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds was unveiled during the opening concert of the 24th National Song Festival on 3 July 2004. It was designed by Ekke Väli and Vello Lillemets.
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*The first national song festival was held in Tartu in 1869
A Gustaf Ernesaks tribute from estonian people. It's placed where it should be: on Estonian Festival Ground. The statue itself is unique to me.
This is where Estonian independence took place.A place to walkabout for about half an hour.The building has a new look.
At the end of Kadrioru park there is the Russalka mälestusmärk and the Tallinna Lauluväljak (Tallinn Song Festival Grounds). The location is perfect for open air concerts. On top of the hill, there...