Raimund Kull

Raimund Kull (3 October 1882 – 10 October 1942)[1] was an Estonian conductor and composer.

Raimund Kull
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Kull at foreground left
Born(1882-10-03)3 October 1882
Died10 October 1942(1942-10-10) (aged 60)
Resting placeMetsakalmistu, Tallinn
SpouseLiina Reiman

Born in Narva, at the time part of the Russian Empire, Kull studied trombone at the St. Petersburg Conservatory from 1900 until 1906. He then worked as an orchestra conductor in St. Petersburg, Kazan, and Rostov.[1]

From 1912 until 1920, he was the chief conductor of the Estonian National Opera, from 1920 the conductor and from 1930 to 1942 the music director. From 1918 until 1927, he was the conductor of the orchestra of the Estonian Navy, and from 1934 until 1939, conductor of the National Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra.[1]

Kull was one of the founders of Tallinn Conservatory, established in 1919 during the Estonian War of Independence, and taught trombone at the conservatory from 1929. He became a professor at the institute in 1937. Kull was a conductor of the wind orchestra of the IX, X and XI Estonian Song Festivals, held in 1928, 1933, and 1938 respectively.[1]

Raimund Kull was married to actress Liina Reiman[when?]. He died in Tallinn in 1942 and was buried at Tallinn's Forest Cemetery.[2]

Selected worksEdit

works for orchestra
  • 1920: "The Battle of Kriusha" ('Kriuša lahing')
  • "Homeland" ('Kodumaa')
  • "Naughty Maiden" ('Vallatu neiu')



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Kull, Raimund | Estonian Music Information Centre". www.emic.ee. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Raimund Kull (1882-1942)". Haudi: Kalmistute Register. Retrieved 27 March 2021.