Averkamp, Anton, Dutch choral conductor and composer; b. Willige Langerak, Feb. 18, 1861; d. Bussum, June 1, 1934. He studied with Daniel de Lange in Amsterdam, with Friedrich Kiel in Berlin, and with Rheinberger in Munich. In 1890 he founded the famous chorus Amsterdam A Cappella Coor, with which he traveled in Europe, presenting programs of early polyphonic music. He wrote an opera, De Heidebloem, which was not produced. He contributed numerous historical articles to music periodicals, and also publ. a manual for singers, Uit mijn practijk (Groningen, 1916), and the book De Koordirgent (1933).
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