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Väinö Raitio

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1891 Born in Sortavala, April 15.
1911 Jyväskylä lyceum diploma, September 15.

Studies in Helsinki Music Institute, 1911-1916
1914 Concerto pour Piano in C Minor, op. 6
1915 Poème for Cello and Orchestra, op. 7
1916 First concert in Helsinki, March 11.

Further studies in Moscow, 1916-1917
1917 String Quartet (Quatour), op. 10
1919 Symphony in G Minor, op. 13 (1918-1919)

The Swans, op. 15
1920 Visit to Berlin

Second concert in Helsinki, February 4.

Nocturne, op. 17
1921 Third concert in Helsinki, November 16.

Fantasia estatica, op. 21
1922 Antigone, op. 23 (1921-1922)
1923 Helsinki Church Music School Diploma, May 25.

Moonlight on Jupiter, op. 24 (1922-1923)

Fantasia poetica, op. 25

Four Colour Poems, op. 22 [1922-1923]
1925 Marriage and divorce with Enne Palmén
1926 Visit to Paris

Composition and Music Theory teacher post in Wyborg Music Institute in 1926-1932

The Avenue, op. 29
1929 The Daughter of Jephta, op. 30
1930 The Waterspout
1932 Moved to Helsinki

Free composer in Helsinki 1932-1945
1933 Marriage with Hildur Pouru

Princess Cecilia

Several arrangement and small scale compositions for Finnish Radio Orchestra in 1933-1941
1935 The Maids on the Headlands

Scherzo (Felis domestica)
1936 Concerto for violin and cello

Väinämöinen's Proposal (1934-1936)
1937 The King of Lydia
1940 The Two Queens (1937-1940)
1945 Died in Helsinki, September 10.