• 1915 – 1920

    Town School of Music in Bratislava (Alexander Albrecht) 

  • 1916 – 1924

    secondary grammar school in Bratislava 

  • 1920 – 1924

    studies at the School of Music for Slovakia in Bratislava (piano – Frico Kafenda, violoncello – R. Rupník) 

  • 1924 – 1929

    Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (composition – Franz Schmidt, J. Marx, conducting – C. Krauss, A. Wunderer, violoncello – F. Buxbaum) 

  • 1929 – 1933

    taught the theory of music and violoncello playing at the Town School of Music in Bratislava

  • 1929 – 1933

    assistant to C. Krauss at Master Courses in Salzburg

  • 1930 – 1932

    studies of composition at the Master School of the F. Liszt University of Music in Budapest (Ernő Dohnányi) 

  • 1934

    conductor of the Hungarian Radio Orchestra in Budapest

  • 1935 – 1945

    the first conductor of the Hungarian Radio Orchestra in Budapest 

  • 1936

    Doctor honoris causa (College of Music New York)

  • 1938 – 1945

    taught chamber music and orchestral practice at the F. Liszt University of Music in Budapest as a special professor and from 1941 as a full professor 

  • 1943

    co-founder of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Budapest

  • 1946 – 1949

    conductor-in-chief of the Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava 

  • 1949 – 1974

    teacher of conducting and chamber music at the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava; from 1951 principal teacher of a conducting class; from 1964 dozent 

  • 1949 – 1976

    co-founder and the first conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic 

  • 1966

    led conducting master courses at the Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg 

  • 1968 – 1969

    permanent guest conductor of the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Basel 

  • 1968 – 1977

    again, conductor-in-chief of the Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava

  • 1983 – 1992

    regularly participated in meetings of the Slovak Young Musicians as conductor of the Slovak Young Musicians Orchestra  

  • 1991

    appointed honorary conductor-in-chief for life of Savaria Symphony Orchestra in Szombathelyi 

  • 1991

    appointed professor of conducting, in the context of rehabilitation proceedings 

  • 1994

    head of master courses in conducting in Orvieto (Italy)

  • 1999

    honorable chief-conducter of the Slovak Philharmonic

  • 2000

    honorable member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

"In the field of composition he represents a style that is distinctive in the Slovak musical milieu. The roots of his work are in the Viennese and Budapestian compositional school (F. Schmidt, E. Dohnányi, B. Bartók, A. Albrecht). His music is characterised by originality within the framework of traditional rules, broad perspective in form and harmony, concentration, equilibrium of the rational and emotional elements, and a sense of humour and lyricism. His compositional language reaches its highest degree of concentration and purity in the chamber works of his later creative period."

(RAJTEROVÁ, Alžbeta: Ľudovít Rajter. In: 100 slovenských skladateľov (100 Slovak Composers). Ed. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar. Bratislava : Národné hudobné centrum, 1998, p. 234.)

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