Feldbusch, Eric, Belgian cellist, music educator, and composer; b. Grivegnee, March 2, 1922. He studied cello at the Liege Cons. (1934–39), and later took courses in composition with Quinet and Legley (1947–48). He was director of the Mons Cons. (1963–72) and of the Brussels Cons. (1974–87).
DRAMATIC Orestes, opera (1969); El Diablo Cojuelo, ballet (1972). ORCH.: Variations sur un air connu (1955); Contrastes (1956); Les Moineaux de Baltimore, suite (1958); Adagio for Strings (1958); Adagio for 3 Cellos and String Orch. (1960); Mosaique for Strings (1961); Overture for Strings (1961); Shema Israel for Strings (1962); Ode a des enfants morts (1965–66); Violin Concerto (1967); Fantaisie- Divertissement (1967); Piccola musica for Strings (1971); Pointes Seches (1977); Triade for Chamber Orch. (1977); Itineraire (1982); Dichroisme II (1983); Concertante for 2 Pianos and Orch. (1986); Cello Concerto (1988). CHAMBER: Aquarelles for Wind Quintet (1947); 4 string quartets (1955, 1958, 1963, 1971); Sonata for Violin and Cello (1955); Cadence and Allegro for Cello and Piano (1956); Violin Sonata (1957); Piano Trio (1958); Variations extra- formelles for Cello and Piano (1959); Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello (1961); Duo for Flute and Viola (1963); Septet for Soprano, 2 Violins, Double Bass, Flute, Trumpet, and Percussion (1969); piano pieces. OTHER: Vocal works.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire