Huberti, Gustave (-Léon)

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Huberti, Gustave (-Léon)

Huberti, Gustave (-Léon), Belgian conductor and composer; b. Brussels, April 14, 1843; d. Schaerbeek, June 28, 1910. He studied at the Brussels Cons., where he won the Prix de Rome in 1865 for his cantata La Fille de Jephté. He was director of the Mons Cons. (1874–78), then a conductor in Antwerp and Brussels. In 1889 he was appointed a prof, at the Brussels Cons., and he was also director of the Music School of St.-Joost-ten-Noode from 1893. In 1891 he was elected a member of the Belgian Academy. He publ, a book, Aperçu sur l’histoire de la musique religieuse des Italiens et des Néerlandais (Brussels, 1873).


3 oratorios: Een Laatste Zonnestraal (1874), Bloe-mardinne, and Willem van Oranjes dood; dramatic poem, Verlich-ting (Fiat lux), for Soli, Chorus, Organ, and Orch.; symphonie poem, Kinderlust en Leed, for Chorus and Orch.; Symphonie funèbre; Suite romantique; In den Garade; Triomffeest, with Organ; Piano Concerto; marches; many French, Flemish, and German songs; piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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