Hijman, Julius, Dutch-American pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Almelo, Jan. 25, 1901; d. N.Y., Jan. 6, 1969. He studied piano privately with Dirk Schaefer, then with Paul Weingartner in Vienna; subsequently theory and composition with Sem Dresden in the Netherlands. He went to the U.S. in 1940. He was an instructor at the Houston Cons. (1940–42) and at the Kansas City Cons. (1945–49), and then taught composition at the Philadelphia Musical Academy and the N.Y. Coll. of Music. He composed mostly chamber music, including sonatas for violin, cello, saxophone, oboe, and flute, with piano, 4 string quartets, and Sonata for 2 Violins and Piano.
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