Binenbaum, JanCo, Bulgarian-French composer; b. Adrianopol, Dec. 28, 1880; d. Chevreuse, Seine-et-Oise, Feb. 4, 1956. He studied in Munich with Rheinberger and others; was active as a piano teacher in Germany and France, eventually settling in Chevreuse. He wrote a considerable amount of symphonic and chamber music in an impressionistic vein, colored with Balkan rhythms, none of which was publ., and little ever performed. Nonetheless, Binenbaum found sincere admirers of his works, among whom M.D. Calvocoressi was the most vocal.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire