Bosmans, Henriëtte (Hilda)

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Bosmans, Henriëtte (Hilda)

Bosmans, Henriëtte (Hilda), Dutch pianist and composer; b. Amsterdam, Dec. 5, 1895; d. there, July 2, 1952. She studied piano with her mother at the Amsterdam Cons., and embarked on a career as a pianist. In 1927 she took lessons in composition with Pijper. In her music, she cultivated an agreeable neoclassical idiom, with coloristic éclat, suggesting the techniques and devices of French Impressionism. She wrote many songs to texts by French poets.


Violin Sonata (1918); Cello Sonata (1919); Piano Trio (1921); 2 cello concertos (1922, 1924); Poem for Cello and Orch. (1926); String Quartet (1928); Concertino for Piano and Orch. (1928; Geneva, April 6, 1929); Konzertstiick for Flute and Orch. (1929); Konzertstück for Violin and Orch. (1934); Dooden-marsch (March of the Dead) for Narrator and Chamber Orch. (1946); piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire