Osmo Tapio Räihälä
Räihälä’s best-known works include the percussion quintet Chadwick Drive (1997), two string quartets (1994, 2000), Rampant (1997) for two solo violins, Damballa (2000) for flute, oboe, clarinet and violin as well as the Mallet Concerto (1999) and Håkan en Belgique(2002), a concerto for the viola. Räihälä has co-operated with the Uusinta Chamber Ensemble which he formed in 1998 with his composer colleagues.
Räihälä was a relatively late beginner and his style is still taking its shape. This means there are works like Spinoza’s Web (1996) for clarinet, horn and violin, which is strictly structured with a help of computer and related in style to the post-war serialism, as well as easily approachable works on border of tonality, like the afore mentioned viola concerto or the Stoa Trilogy (2002) for violin and piano.
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- Spinozan verkko (1996)