Groot, Cor de

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Groot, Cor de

Groot, Cor de, Dutch pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Amsterdam, July 7, 1914; d. there, May 26, 1993. He studied composition with Sem Dresden at the Amsterdam Cons. After winning the Vienna piano competition in 1936, he toured Europe and the U.S. He later was active as a piano teacher in The Hague and as a librarian and archivist in Hilversum.


ORCH Piano Concerto (1931); Concerto classico for Piano and Orch. (1932); Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orch. (1939); Concerto for 2 Oboes and Orch. (1939); Piano Concertino (1939); Clarinet Concerto (1940); Flute Concerto (1940); Violin Concerto (1940); Divertimento (1949); Wilhelmus ouverture (1950); Minuten Concerto for Piano and Orch. (1950); Ouverture energico (1951); Capriccio for Piano and Orch. (1955); Variations imaginaires for Piano, Left-Hand and Orch. (1960-62); Concertino for Clarinet and Small Orch. (1971); “Bis” (Evocation) for Piano and Orch. (1972); Les Chatons de Paris for Accordion and Orch. (1978). CHAMBER: String Quartet (1947); Serenade for Oboe and Bassoon (1949); Apparition for Violin and Piano (1960); 2 Figures for Oboe and Piano (1968); Solitude for Cello and Piano (1968); Cloches dans le matin for 1 or 2 Pianos (1972); Invocation for Cello and Piano (1974); Satie- re for 4 Pianos (1974); Zit-liedjes en spring-dansjes for Irish Harp (1982); Music for the Party for 2 Harps (1983).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire