ARNOLDS - LAIMONIS KLOTINS

Born April 10, 1934, Riga, Latvia

Married January 20, 1983; 3 children

Address: Agenskalna iela 29-33, Riga, LV 1046, Latvia
Phone: +371-2459697
Fax: +371-7026386; +371-7223392

EDUCATION

  • 1993 - Doctor of Arts
  • 1975 - Master of Arts
    Thesis - "Aesthetic interpretation of folklore in Latvian composers' works 1940-1970"
  • 1967 - 1973 Post-graduate studies
    USSR Ministry of Culture - Arts, sociology and aesthetics
  • 1956 - 1964 B. A.
    Jazeps Vitols' Latvian conservatory - Musicology, education
  • 1949 - 1956 Secondary education completed

EMPLOYMENT

  • 1955 - Senior consultant,
    Latvian Academy of Sciences Literature, art and folklore institute
  • 1992 - 1995 General director,
    Latvian Radio
  • 1982 - 1991 Senior consultant, Speciality "The art of music"
  • 1979 - 1982 Senior consultant, Latvian Academy of Sciences Theatre, music and film division
  • 1971 - 1979 Junior consultant, Latvian Academy of Sciences Theatre, music and film division - Major areas of research: history of Latvian music, Latvian musical folklore, the aesthetics of contemporary music
  • 1960 - 1971 Musical director, Latvian Television
  • 1958 - 1960 Music editor, Publishing house "Liesma"
  • 1951 - 1954 Technical surveyor, Latvian Forests' Division

WORKS

Books:

  • Alfreds Kalnins, Composer's Life and Work, Riga, 1979, 474 pages
  • Andrejs Jurjans' Part in Music and Nation's Life, Riga, 1981, 144 pages
  • Music and Ideas, Riga, 1987, 317 pages
  • (all books in Latvian, with English summaries)
  • About 100 works in scientific periodicals (in Latvian, Estonian, Russian, German, French and other languages).

PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Higher Education Council of Latvia
  • Latvian Sciences Association
  • Composers' Association Council
  • Latvian Cultural Creative Association Council
  • Association "Latvia and Latvians in the world"
  • Fricis Brivzemnieks' Latvian Folkloric Association
  • International Traditional Music Association

HONOURS, PRIZES, AWARDS

  • 1975 Prize of the music periodical SOVETSKAJA MUZYKA
  • 1979 Prize of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
  • 1981 Prize of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
  • 1988 Honorary diploma of the Supreme Soviet of Latvia
  • 1988 Prize of the Latvian Composers' Union

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Latvian, Russian, French (fluent)
  • German (simple working level)