Emils Darzins

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Birthday
3, 1875
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Aug 31, 1910 (34)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1875
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Aug 31, 1910 (34)

About

Latvian composer, conductor, and music critic whose only opera "Rožainās dienas" remained unfinished at the time of his death at age 34. His work emulated both romanticism and nationalism.

Before Fame

He was diagnosed as being allergic to sunlight and spent his first five years in a dark room. He was primarily influenced by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Jean Sibelius.

Trivia

He was forced to give music lessons because of financial hardships.

Family Life

He was born into the family of a rural educator. His parents were very musical and ensured that their son was educated early on. He married Marija Deidere in 1903.

Associated With

He and Bela Bartok were both internationally acclaimed composers from Europe.