Published in print: 20 January 2001, Published online: 2001
(b Linz, Feb 14, 1947). Finnish composer of Austrian birth. He studied graphic art and the classical guitar in Linz, Zürich and Brussels. After moving to Finland in 1970 he attended the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he studied composition (with Sallinen; diploma 1976), electronic music, the recorder and the oboe. After working as a teacher, Rechberger became a producer of contemporary music at the Finnish Broadcasting Company and was head of its Experimental Studio (1979–84).