Eeden, Jean-Baptiste van den

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Eeden, Jean-Baptiste van den

Eeden, Jean-Baptiste van den, Belgian composer; b. Ghent, Dec. 26, 1842; d. Mons, April 4, 1917. He was a pupil in the conservatories at Ghent and Brussels, winning at the latter the first prize for composition (1869) with the cantata Faust’s laatste nacht. In 1878, he was appointed director of the Mons Cons., succeeding Huberti.


DRAMATIC Opera : Numance (Antwerp, Feb. 2, 1897); Rhena (Brussels, Feb. 15, 1912). O t h e r : Judith, dramatic scene for 3 Voices ORCH.: La Lutte au XVIe siecle, symphonic poem; Marche des esclaves; etc. VOCAL: O r a t o r i o s : Brutus; Jacqueline de Baviere; Jacob van Artevelde; Le Jugement dernier. C a n t a t a s : Het Woud; De Wind. O t h e r : choruses; songs.


M. Delsaux, /. v.d.E. et son oeuvre (Mons, 1925).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire