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Janis Kalnins
1904 - 2000
Estonia | Canada
J. Kalnins
Janis Kalnins (03/11/1904 - 30/11/2000), a Canadian conductor, composer, organist-choirmaster, born in Pärnu, Estonia, of Latvian parents, naturalized Canadian 1954; honorary D MUS (Mount Allison) 1981. His father, Alfreds Kalnins, an organist, conductor, and composer, was one of Latvia's most prominent musicians of his time. After early studies 1920-4 in composition with J. Vitols and conducting at the Latvian State Conservatory in Riga, Janis Kalnins studied with Erich Kleiber in Salzburg and with Hermann Abendroth and Leo Blech in Berlin. He conducted 1923-33 at the Latvian National Theatre and 1933-44 at the Latvian National Opera and was a guest conductor in Sweden (Royal Opera House, Stockholm), Germany, and Poland.
Requiem in E minor
Composed in:1991
Requiem in E Minor (1988-1991) for Soprano, bariton, SATB choir, piano (organ or orchestra).