Gustav Ernesaks memorial

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

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 dri

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  • A nice place to visit

    This was part of our visit to Tallinn on our cruise trip. A good place to take some photos. A big amphitheater in a good location. If it was during some concert it would have been a rich experience...

  • Beautiful setting for a concert and/or a picnic.

    We visited this site while on a tour from the MS Prinsendam,. The amphitheater is immense with a huge stage. The seating at it's bas is cement but sloped upward is a lush grassy area that would be...

  • Amazing

    This was a nice place to visit. There was a lot of local history associated with the location and is well documented with signs as you enter. Very relaxing. I would like to be here during a concert...


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