Flipse, Eduard

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Flipse, Eduard

Flipse, Eduard, Dutch conductor; b. Wissekerke, Feb. 26, 1896; d. Etten-Leur, Sept. 11, 1973. He studied piano and composition in Rotterdam and conducting in Utrecht. In 1930 he became chief conductor of the Rotterdam Phil., a post he retained until 1965. In 1952 he became chief conductor of the Holland Festival, and was later chief conductor of the Antwerp Phil. (1961–70). During his long tenure in Rotterdam, he introduced works of numerous contemporary composers. He was also a passionate propagandist of the music of Mahler.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire