Bastiaans, Johannes Gijsbertus

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Bastiaans, Johannes Gijsbertus

Bastiaans, Johannes Gijsbertus, Dutch organist and composer; b. Wilp, Oct. 31, 1812; d. Haarlem, Feb. 16, 1875. He studied organ in Deventer and then was a pupil of C.F Hommert in Rotterdam. He continued his training in Dessau with R. Rümpler (organ) and F. Schneider (organ and theory), and then in Leipzig with C.F. Becker (organ) and Mendelssohn (composition). He served as organist in Deventer (1838–40) and at Amsterdam’s Zuiderkerk (1840–58), then was municipal organist in Haarlem (from 1858), where he also was organist at St. Bavo’s (from 1868). He championed the music of J.S. Bach. His own works include organ pieces and chorales. He also wrote a treatise on harmony (1867).


J. ten Bokum, J.G. B. (1812–1875) (Amsterdam, 1971).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire