Durlet, Emmanuel, Belgian pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Antwerp, Oct. 11, 1893; d. there, Feb. 7, 1977. He studied piano with Frans Lenaerts, and also took a course in Vienna with Godowsky (1912–14). Returning to Belgium, he developed a brilliant career as a pianist; gave a cycle of all 32 sonatas by Beethoven. He held the post of prof, of advanced piano playing at the Antwerp Cons. (1920–59). Among his works are a Piano Concerto, a Violin Concerto, a Violin Sonata, and numerous teaching pieces for piano in a Romantic vein, as well as songs.
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