Berlijn, Anton (real name, Aron Wolf)

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Berlijn, Anton (real name, Aron Wolf)

Berlijn, Anton (real name, Aron Wolf), Dutch composer and conductor; b. Amsterdam, May 2, 1817; d. there, Jan. 18, 1870. He was a pupil of his father, in Berlin of L.C. Erk and F. Schneider, in Kassel of Spohr, and in Leipzig of G.W. Finck. After serving as director of the Amsterdam theater, he conducted singing societies and was director of music at the synagogue. He composed over 500 works, including 6 operas, among them Die Bergknappen (1841) and Proserpina, Le lutin de Culloden (1842), a melodrama, Ben-Leil, 7 ballets, 2 syms., a Grande ouverture triomphale (1842), an oratorio, Moses auf nebo (1843), partsongs for Men’s Voices, solo songs, and a String Quartet.


P. Bòhm, Nachruf an den verstorbenden Komponist A.W. B. (Amsterdam, n.d.).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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