Hutschenruyter (Hutschenruijter), noted

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Hutschenruyter (Hutschenruijter), noted

family of Dutch musicians:

(1) Wouter Hutschenruyter , conductor and composer; b. Rotterdam, Dec. 28, 1796; d. there, Nov. 18, 1878. He studied violin, horn, and theory. He was founder-director of the band of the Rotterdam civic guard (1821) and of the music society Eruditio Musica (1826). He was a teacher at the music school of the Maatschappij tot Bevordering der Toonkunst. Among his compositions are the opera Le Roi de Bohème (Rotterdam, 1833), several syms., overtures, a Concertino for 8 Timpani and Orch., much band music, masses, cantatas, chamber music, and songs.

(2) Willem Jacob Hutschenruyter , horn player and conductor, son of the preceding; b. Rotterdam, March 22, 1828; d. there, Jan. 19, 1889. He played the horn in the orchs. of the Rotterdam Opera and his father’s Eruditio Musica. He was conductor of the municipal band (1865–85).

(3) Wouter Hutschenruyter , noted Dutch conductor, musicologist, and composer, son of the preceding; b. Rotterdam, Aug. 15, 1859; d. The Hague, Nov. 14, 1943. He studied in Rotterdam, where he began his career as a choral conductor and teacher. He then was 2nd conductor of the Concertgebouw Orch. in Amsterdam (1890–92), and subsequently conductor of the Utrecht municipal orch. (1892–1917), which he developed into a respected Dutch ensemble. He later was director of the music school of Rotterdam’s Maatschappij tot Bevordering der Toonkunst (1917–25). He composed a Piano Concerto, a Nocturne for Horn and Orch., various other orch. pieces, chamber music, piano pieces, and songs.


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—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dan Keener

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