Huh. Looks like nobody else is around and it’s about time for an open thread.
Here’s one of the things I’m working on. Veljo Tormis is not well known in the United States, although I’ve seen his music in a few more concerts recently. He collected folk songs of Estonia and other Finnic peoples around the Gulf of Finland. He is greatly loved in Estonia. There are several smaller related language groups in that area, some of them dying out.
I love his music, and you can hear the folk tunes in this prelude and fugue.
He died earlier this year. I saw him at the 1999 and 2004 Song Festivals in Tallinn.
I’m going to feed the cats and go to bed. Will check back in the morning.