List of Finnish composers

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This is a list of Finnish composers, organized by date of birth.

18th century[edit]

Name Birth Death Styles
Erik Tulindberg 1761 1814 classical
Bernhard Henrik Crusell 1775 1838

19th century[edit]

Name Birth Death Styles
Fredrik Pacius 1809 1891 opera
Robert Kajanus 1856 1933
Jean Sibelius 1865 1957 choir
classical
vocal
Oskar Merikanto 1868 1924 classical
Armas Jarnefelt 1869 1958 classical
Erkki Melartin 1875 1937 classical
opera
Ernst Mielck 1877 1899 classical
Selim Palmgren 1878 1951 classical
impressionist
opera
choir
vocal
Toivo Kuula 1883 1918 classical
Armas Launis 1884 1959 opera
Leevi Madetoja 1887 1947 classical
opera
Ernest Pingoud 1887 1942 classical
first modernist
Väinö Raitio 1891 1945 classical
modernist
Yrjö Kilpinen 1892 1959 classical
romantic
Aarre Merikanto 1893 1958 classical
modernist

20th century[edit]

Name Birth Death Styles
Uuno Klami 1900 1961 classical
Helvi Leiviskä 1902 1982 classical
Erik Bergman 1911 2006 classical
Sven Einar Englund 1916 1999 classical
Joonas Kokkonen 1921 1996 classical
neo-classical
opera
Einojuhani Rautavaara 1928 neo-romantic, opera, mystic
Usko Meriläinen 1930 2004
Ilkka Kuusisto 1933 neo-classical
Aulis Sallinen 1935 neo-classical
Teppo Hauta-Aho 1941
Erkki Salmenhaara 1941 2002 classical
Herman Rechberger[1] 1947 modernist
vocal
ethnic
opera
Mikko Heiniö 1948 classical
Kalevi Aho 1949 modernist
neo-classical
Kaija Saariaho 1952 classical
Juhani Komulainen 1953 classical
Olli Kortekangas 1955 choir
classical
opera
Jouni Kaipainen 1956 classical
Kimmo Hakola 1958
Magnus Lindberg 1958 classical
Esa-Pekka Salonen 1958 classical
Timo Alakotila 1959 classical
jazz
pelimanni
tango
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi 1963 classical
folk
Arto Järvelä 1964 folk
Maria Kalaniemi 1964 classical
folk
Osmo Tapio Räihälä 1964 contemporary
post-modernist
Mika Pohjola 1971 neo-classical
jazz
Perttu Haapanen 1972 classical
post-modernist
Uljas Pulkkis 1975 classical
post-modernist
Peter Williams 1984 Film music
Eicca Toppinen 1975
Tomi Räisänen 1976 classical
modernist
Sampo Haapamäki 1979 classical
modernist

See also[edit]