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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Antigone, Op. 23 (1922-23)
Danse grotesque
Fantasia estatica, Op. 21 (1921)
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)
The Column Fountain (Vesipatsas) (1929)
The Swans (Joutsenet), Op. 15 (1919)
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

Various Finnish artist, orchestras and conductors

ODE 1300-2Q


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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Väinö Raitio

Fantasia poetica

Fantasia estatica

The Swans

The Column Fountain


Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

ODE 790-2

Released 10/1992

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