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Ranta, Sulho, a musician

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RANTA SULHO VEIKKO JUHANI (1901–1960), Finnish composer, conductor, teacher, musical critic, public figure. He studied in Helsingforce (Helsinki) at the University Mathematics Department and at the Musical Institute (in 1924 it became a Conservatory) in the class of composer E. Melartin. In the period 1921-24 he trained his composer skills in Berlin, Vienna, Rome. In the period 1925-32 Ranta worked as a teacher at Helsinki Conservatory and as a conductor at Vyborg Town Opera Theatre. In the period 1933-56 he taught theory and history of music at Sibelius Academy (since 1936 – vice-director). In the period 1935-39 Ranta was in charge of the orchestra of Helsinki Polytechnic School. Since 1933 he published his articles as musical critic in the newspaper “Ilta-Sanomat” (“Evening News”, Helsinki). Ranta is an author of four symphonies, orchestra suites, quartets, choir and chamber music, songs. In the beginning of the XX century and in 1950s he several times was on holiday in Yalkala Village (modern Ilyichevo Settlement, Vyborg District).

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Ranta, Sulkho

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Ilyichevo Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Vyborg Town

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