The most distinguished writer of Latvian popular music and pianist Raimonds Pauls turns 80 today! Happy Birthday Maestro!
Pauls is the most famous composer not only in Latvia, but also far beyond its borders. His music has been performed in countless countries and in the most prestigious concert halls, and all of this was possible thanks to his unique flair of melody.
The fertile creative imagination of Maestro Raimonds Pauls has brought together the intonations of Latvian folk music, jazz, blues, rock’n’roll, French chanson, German schlager and the intonations and elements of national popular songs with the arising trends and always manages to create contemporary and generally attractive music that is at the same time thoroughly democratic.
Play one of his classics below — A Million of Scarlet Roses performed by Alla Pugacheva.
Make sure you also check out Raimonds Pauls’ newly launched website with full catalogue of Maestro’s songs and compositions.
Pauls has received a number of awards, including the Order of the Three Stars, the highest civil service order of the Republic of Latvia.
Today, on his 80th birthday, Maestro has received greetings from The President of Latvia Vejonis, The President of Russia Putin as well as various music stars, celebrities and alike.