- Arved Ashby
(b Alatskivi, nr Kallaste, June 18, 1905; d Stockholm, Nov 17, 1982). Estonian composer, active in Sweden. He ranks as one of the most prominent international figures in the history of Estonian art music, the early development of which coincided with Tsar Alexander II's liberalizations of the mid-19th century. An Estonian style of composition was widely sought over the brief period of independence from Russian occupation (...