Jānis Mediņš

Musical Artist

1890 – 1966

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Who was Jānis Mediņš?

Jānis Mediņš was a Latvian composer. He was born in Riga. He was an vital force in musical life during the short-lived first independent Latvian republic. He almost singlehandly established in his country both the balletic genre – with Mīlas uzvara – and the operatic with Uguns un nakts and Dievi un cilvēki. Both the latter works deal with struggle against despotism, and it was as a result of multiple invasions of his country that Mediņš left Latvia 1944, eventually settling for good in Sweden.

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Born
Oct 9, 1890
Latvia
Also known as
  • Janis Medins
  • Mediņš, Jānis
Died
Mar 4, 1966

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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