Greef, Arthur de

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Greef, Arthur de

Greef, Arthur de, Belgian pianist and composer;b. Louvain, Oct. 10, 1862; d. Brussels, Aug. 29, 1940. He studied at the Brussels Cons, with L. Brassin (piano) and Gevaert (composition), then traveled as a pianist in Europe. In 1885 he became a prof. of piano at the Brussels Cons., retaining that post until 1930. His works include an opera in Flemish, De Marketenster (Louvain, 1879), Sym., Ballad for Strings, 2 piano concertos, 2 violin sonatas, 4 vieilles chansons flamandes for Piano, a number of piano études, and songs.


B. Huys and E. Eikenes, A. d.G.: En venn av Edvard Grieg (Stavanger, 1994).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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