Jaan Rääts

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Jaan Rääts (born 15 October 1932 in Tartu, Estonia) is an Estonian composer who worked extensively on Estonian language film scores of the 1960s and 1970s.

He has been a member of the Estonian Composer's Union since 1957.

Musical works[edit]

Piano[edit]

  • Sonata No. 1, Op. 11 No. 1 (1959)
  • Sonata No. 2, Op. 11 No. 2 (1959)
  • Sonata No. 3, Op. 11 No. 3 (1959)
  • Sonata No. 4, Op. 36 "Quasi Beatles" (1969)
  • Sonata No. 5, Op. 55
  • Sonata No. 6, Op. 57
  • Sonata No. 7, Op. 61
  • Sonata No. 8, Op. 64
  • Sonata No. 9, Op. 76 (1985, rev. 2014)
  • Sonata No. 10, Op. 114 (2000, rev. 2014)
  • 24 Preludes for piano, Op. 33 (1968)
  • 24 Bagatelles for piano, Op. 50
  • 24 prelüüdi eesti rahvaviisidele [24 Estonian Preludes] for piano, Op. 60 (1977)
  • 24 Marginalia for piano, Op. 65 (1982)
  • 24 Estonian Preludes for piano, Op. 80
  • 24 Estonian Preludes for piano, Op. 83
  • 4 for piano, Op. 125
  • Prelüüd for piano, Op. 128 (2014)

Two pianos[edit]

  • 24 marginalia, for 2 pianos, Op. 68
  • Sonata for 2 pianos, Op. 82 (1990)

Chamber music[edit]

  • Meditation on a theme by Mozart for solo violin, Op. 94
  • Work for recorder in F major, Op. 103

With guitar[edit]

  • Allegro for violin and guitar, Op. 93
  • Music without title, for flute and guitar, Op. 107
  • Trio for guitar, piano and percussion, Op. 121

Trios and quartets[edit]

  • Trio No. 2, Op. 17
  • Trio No. 4, Op. 56
  • Trio No. 6, Op. 81
  • Trio No. 7, Op. 125
  • Kaleidoskopische, Études for clarinet, cello and piano, Op. 97
  • 6 String Quartets (1955-1983)
  • 3 Piano Quintets (1957-1970)
  • Quintet No. 3, Op. 38 (1970)
  • Variations on a theme by Hanns Eisler for recorder, violin, cello, piano and harpsichord, Op. 62 (1978)
  • Sextet for piano and winds, Op. 46 (1972)
  • Sextet for 2 pianos and string quartet, Op. 84 (1990)
  • Sextet for strings, Op. 98 (1997)
  • Nonet, Op. 29 (1967)

Orchestra[edit]

  • Symphony No. 1, Op. 3 (1957)
  • Symphony No. 2, Op. 8 (1958, rev. 1987 as Op. 79)
  • Symphony No. 3, Op. 10 (1959)
  • Symphony No. 4, Op. 13: Cosmique (1959)
  • Symphony No. 5, Op. 28 (1966)
  • Symphony No. 6, Op. 31 (1967)
  • Symphony No. 7, Op. 47 (1972)
  • Symphony No. 8, Op. 74 (1985)
  • Ode for the first cosmonaut, symphonic poem Op. 14 (1961)
  • Concerto for chamber orchestra No. 1, Op. 16 (1961)
  • Concerto for chamber orchestra No. 2, Op. 78 (1987)
  • Viis eskiisi reekviemile [5 sketches for a Requiem], Op. 100 (1996–97)
  • Intrada for chamber orchestra, Op. 102 (1997) dedicated to the conductor Tõnu Kaljuste.

Ballet[edit]

  • Virumaa: Suite for string orchestra and piano, Op. 115 (2000)

Concertos[edit]

  • Concerto for violin No. 1 and chamber orchestra with piano, Op. 21 (1963)
  • Concerto for violin No. 2 and chamber orchestra with harpsichord, Op. 63 (1979)
  • Concerto for violin No. 3 and chamber orchestra, Op. 96 (1995) dedicated to the German violinist Florian Meierott; Violin and organ version, Op. 96b
  • Concerto for piano No. 1, Op. 34 (1968)
  • Concerto for piano No. 2, Op. 70 (1983)
  • Concerto for piano No. 3, Op. 83 (1990)
  • Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra, Op. 77 (1986)
  • Concertino for piano and chamber orchestra, Op. 9 (1958)
  • Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra, Op. 41 (1971)
  • Concerto for cello No. 1, Op. 27 (1966)
  • Concerto for cello No. 2, Op. 43 (1971)
  • Concerto for cello No. 3, Op. 99 (1997)
  • Concerto for guitar, string orchestra and prepared piano, Op. 88 (1992)
  • Concerto for flute, guitar and orchestra, Op. 117 (2000)
  • Concerto for 5, 3 trumpets, guitar, percussion and string orchestra with piano, Op. 120 (2002)
  • Concerto for trumpet, piano and string orchestra, Op. 92 (1993)
  • Concerto for violin and guitar (1998)
  • Concerto for 2 guitars (1999)

Vocal music[edit]

  • Spring, oratorio on a Maïakovski text for children's choir and orchestra, Op. 15 (1961)
  • Karl Marx, for speaking voice, choir and orchestra, Op. 18 (1962–64)
  • School Cantata, for children's choir and orchestra, Op. 32 (1968)

Filmography[edit]

  • Ohtlikud mängud (1974)
  • Aeg elada, aeg armastada (1976)
  • Väike reekviem suupillile (1972)
  • Tuulevaikus (1971)
  • Gladiaator (1969)
  • Viini postmark (1967)
  • Tütarlaps mustas (1966)
  • Null kolm (1965)
  • Supernoova (1965)
  • Roosa kübar (1963)

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