Gobbaerts, Jean-Louis

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Gobbaerts, Jean-Louis

Gobbaerts, Jean-Louis, Belgian pianist and composer; b. Antwerp, Sept. 28, 1835; d. Saint-Gilles, near Brussels, May 5, 1886. He studied at the Brussels Cons. He wrote more than 1,000 light piano pieces, some quite popular, using the pseudonyms “Streabbog” (Gobbaerts reversed), “Ludovic,” and “Lévi.” His Little Fairy Waltz was a favorite of President Harry S. Truman.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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