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Ofelia TUYSK

music critic

Ofelia TUYSK, Music critic. Doctor of Art Criticism since 1957; member, Musicology Commission, USSR Union of Composers, since 1958.


TUYSK, Ofelia was born in 1919 in Tallinn.


1952 graduated Dept, of Musicology, Moscow Conservatory.


1952-1955 instructor, Chair of Musicology, Tallinn Conservatory. Author of numerous articles on Estonia music and current musical activity in USSR. Critiques of performances by Soviet artists (D. and I. Oistrakh, D. Shafran, etc.).

Compiled biographic reference book on Estonia composers for All-Union publications. Her diploma work ‘‘The Oratorio ‘Song of the Forests’ by D. Shostakovich” is the first critique of a Soviet musical work by an Estonia author.