Works Discography

Väinö Raitio (1891-1945)

An early death prevented Raitio from fully achieving the potential that his small but distinguished body of completed works amply demonstrates. Like his compatriot and colleague Aarre Merikanto, Raitio's music was scarcely understood in his lifetime, and had only recently begun to receive a sympathetic hearing from his compatriots. A fascinating case of what might have been.

More information:
Vaino Raitio Society
Finnish Music Information Centre

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Danse grotesque
Fantasia poetica, Op. 25 (1923)
Humoreski (Humoresque)
Idylli (Idyll)
Joutsenet (The Swans) (1919)
Juninatt, Op. 5/5
Kesäkuvia Hämeestä (Summer pictures from Häme)
Kuollut hetki, Op. 11/3
Kuutamolla, Op. 28/1
Ljuset flämtar, Op. 5/4
Metsäidyllejä (Forest Idylls)
Neiet niemien nenissä (Maidens on the Headlands (Symphonic poem))
Scherzo (Felis domestica)
Valse mignonne
Valssi (Waltz)
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Discography (extract)

Finland 100

A Century of Finnish Classics

5 CD collection celebrating 100 years of Finland's independence

Orchestral Works I & II


Vocal Works

Chamber Music

Soile Isokoski, soprano

Karita Mattila, soprano

Anu Komsi, soprano

Jorma Hynninen, baritone

Matti Salminen, bass

Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Minna Pensola, violin

Kaija Saarikettu, violin

Marko Ylönen, cello

Anssi Karttunen, cello

Kari Kriikku, clarinet

Matti Raekallio, piano

Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Marita Viitasalo, piano

Anna Laakso, piano

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Jyväskylä Sinfonia

Wegelius Chamber Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

Leif Segerstam, conductor

John Storgårds, conductor

Sakari Oramo, conductor

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

Okko Kamu, conductor

Tuomas Hannikainen, conductor

Ulf Söderblom, conductor

Markus Lehtinen, conductor

Ville Matvejeff, conductor

Olli Mustonen, conductor


Released 11/2016

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Queen of the Flowers
Works for Small Orchestra by Väinö Raitio
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Tuomas Ollila, conductor
ODE 975-2

Released 04/2003

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A Century of Finnish Chamber Music
Live from the Kuhmo Festival
Various Artists
ODE 984-2S (6CD)

Released 06/2002

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Seasons of Finnish Lifestyle
Photo album + CD
ODE 1152-2

Released 04/2009

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