Jaan Rääts

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

He worked on the film Aeg elada, aeg armastada in 1976. His compositions also include at least eight symphonies (1957–85, no. 2 revised in 1987, and a "Little Symphony" in 1990), at least 10 piano sonatas (1959–2003), and six string quartets (from 1955 to 1983), and seven piano trios spanning his career to date from 1957 to 2003, among other works (at least 125 set of opus numbers published including a recent "4" (for Radio 4) for piano, his opus 125).

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1966 Pärt: Polüfooniline sümfoonia / Perpetuum mobile / Rääts: Sümfoonia nr. 4 Arvo Pärt, Jaan Rääts 1
1966 Sümfoonia nr. 3 / Muusika keelpillidele Jaan Rääts, Eduard Tubin 1
1971 Joseph Haydn / Paul Hindemith / Jaan Rääts / Arvo Pärt Joseph Haydn, Paul Hindemith, Jaan Rääts, Arvo Pärt 1
1975 Jaan Rääts Jaan Rääts 1
1981 Marginaalid Jaan Rääts 3 1
1996 24 Marginalien für 2 Klaviere, op. 68 / 24 estnische Präludien für Klavier, op. 80 Jaan Rääts 1
1996 Sonate für Klavier, op. 82 / Klaviertrio Nr. 6, op. 81 / Klavierquintett Nr. 3, op. 38 / Violinkonzert Nr. 2, op. 63 Jaan Rääts 1
1997 Shostakovich: Konzert Nr. 1, op. 35 / Jolivet: Concertino für Trompete, Streichorchester und Klavier / Konzert für Trompete und Orchester Nr. 2 / Rääts: Konzert für Trompete, Klavier und Streichorchester, op. 92 / Denisov: Con sordino Shostakovich, Jolivet, Rääts, Denisov; Reinhold Friedrich, Thomas Duis, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lutz Köhler 1
1999 Significatio Ester Mägi, Lepo Sumera, René Eespere, Jaan Rääts, Peeter Vähi 1
2006 Boundaries Jaan Rääts; Lorenzo Meo 1
2012 Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet / Webern: Langsamer Satz / Rääts: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, op. 16 / Vasks: String Quartet no. 4 Schulhoff, Webern, Rääts, Vasks; Prezioso String Quartet 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Rääts: Sinfonie Nr. 8, op. 74 / Bartók: Konzert für Orchester Live Jaan Rääts, Béla Bartók; Magdeburgische Philharmonie, Christian Ehwald 1
2005 Brahms: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 / Rääts: Sinfonie Nr. 5 Live Johannes Brahms, Jaan Rääts; Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Golo Berg, Peter Rösel 1

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