Delvaux, Albert , Belgian composer; b. Louvain, May 31, 1913. He studied at the Louvain Cons, and then completed his training with Joseph Leroy at the Liége Cons. He won a third prize (1957, for Esquisses) and a first prize (1961, for Sinfonia burlesca) in the Queen Elisabeth International Composition Competition in Brussels.
ORCH 5 Pieces for Strings (1942); Scherzo (1942); Symphonic Poem (1943); Symphonic Suite (1948); Symphonic Variations (1948); Sinfonietta (1952); Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orch. (1957); Concerto da camera for Chamber Orch. (1957); Sinfonia burlesca (1960); 5 Bagatelles for Chamber Orch. (1960); Miniatures (1960); 2 violin concertos (1961, 1974); Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola, and Strings (1963); Mouvement symphonicjue (1966); Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Chamber Orch. (1967); Sinfonia (1969); Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Strings (1970); Introduction et Allegro for Strings (1971); Divertimento for Strings (1981); Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orch. (1984); Sinfonia in Sol (1986); Capriccio (1988). CHAMBER : 2 string trios (1939, 1961); Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1940); 4 string quartets (1943, 1945, 1955, 1961); Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1948); 5 Impromptus for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Piano (1959); Violin Sonata (1962); Sonata a 4 for 4 Clarinets or Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1964); Walliser Suite for Wind Quintet (1966); Cassazione for Violin, Oboe, Clarinet, and Cello (1966); Andante e Scherzando for Violin and Piano (1972); Cello Sonatine (1978); Sonatine for Guitar and Flute (1981); Saxophone Quartet (1982); Adagio-Scherzo for Violin, Flute, Viola, Cello, and Harp (1982); Duo for Flute and Harp (1985); Duo for Clarinets (1987). VOCAL: Hero et Leandre for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1941); choruses; songs.
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