Raitio, Pentti

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Raitio, Pentti

Raitio, Pentti , Finnish composer and pedagogue; b. Pieksämäki, June 4, 1930. He studied composition with Kokkonen (1961–63) and Bergman (1963–66) at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, receiving his diploma in 1966. He then was director of the Hyvinkää School of Music (from 1967). He was chairman of the Lahti Organ Festival (1981–85) and of the Assn. of Finnish Music Schools (from 1967).


ORCH.: “13” (1964); Audiendum (1967); 5 Pieces for Strings (1975); Petandrie (1977); Noharmus I (1978) and II (1980); Canzone d’autunno (1982); Flute Concerto (1983); Due figure (1985); Yoldia arctica (1987). CHAMBER: Small Pieces for Brass Instruments (1974); Wind Quintet (1975); Nocturne for Violin and Piano (1977). VOCAL: Joki (The River), 7 songs for Soprano and 7 Instruments (1965); Kuun tietä (Along the Moonlit Path), 3 songs for Soprano and 4 Instruments (1965); Orfilainen kuoro (Orphean Chorus), 3 songs for Baritone and Men’s Chorus (1966); 3 Songs for Baritone and String Quartet (1970); Eräs kesäilta (One Summer Evening) for Men’s Chorus (1971); laulu (Song) for Men’s Chorus (1972); Lemminkäinen kuokkavieraana Pohjolassa for 2 Baritones and Men’s Chorus (1978); Katselen jokea (I’m Looking at the River), 6 songs for Women’s or Youth Chorus (1986).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire