Linko, Ernst, Finnish composer and pianist; b. Helsinki, July 14, 1889; d. there, Jan. 28, 1960. He studied piano at the Helsinki School of Music (1909–11), and then in Berlin, St. Petersburg, and Paris. He was director of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (1939–59) and, for many years, active as a concert pianist. He wrote 4 piano concertos (1916, 1920, 1931, 1957), Symphonie chevaleresque (1949), Ariette for Wind Ensemble, Rigaudon for Strings, Piano Trio, String Quartet, and numerous piano pieces.
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