: Эрэгзэнгийн Чойдог
; October 10. 1926 - 1988) is one of Mongolia's best known composers. He was cited as belonging to “the nineteenth century European school of composers" who along with the other Mongolian composers Sembiin Gonchigsumlaa
and Luvsanjambyn Mördorj
drew inspiration from composers such as Tchaikovsky
He is perhaps best known for his overture Friendship
composed in 1962 for USSR Radio and TV symphony orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Akulov
, and his The Tale of Lady Choijid
or The Choijid Tara
, a Mongolian ballet based upon the Buddhist story of the young girl Choijid which is now considered one of the classics and staples of state opera theatre in Mongolia.
He was also noted for his A Flower Among Sage Bushe
in the 1950s.
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