Els Aarne

Els Aarne is the pseudonym for Elze Janovna Paemurru, Soviet-Estonian pianist, lecturer and composer, born in Makeyevka, Ukraine in 1917. She studied at the Tallinn Conservatory completing her piano studies under T. Lemba and graduating with distinction in composition in 1942. She studied composition with K. Eller and A. Kapp in 1946. During World War II she taught music at teacher’s seminars in Tallinn and later the piano and theoretical subjects at the conservatory.  Els died in 1995 in Tallin, Estonia.

            Works for wind orchestra:

  • Ballad (piano and wind orchestra)

  • Adagio for wind orchestra (1955)

  • Overture for wind orchestra (1959)