Kruyf, Ton de

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Kruyf, Ton de

Kruyf, Ton de Dutch composer; b. Leerdam, Oct. 3, 1937. He attended the courses in new music in Darmstadt and studied with Fortner in Heidelberg. His works utilize various contemporary procedures, including serialism.


dramatic: Opera: Spinoza (Amsterdam, June 15, 1971); Quauhquauhtinchan in den vreemde (Quauhquau-htinchan in Foreign Parts), radio opera (1971; Hilversum, June 3, 1972). Ballet: Chronologie II (1967); Himalaya (1995); Je maintiendrai…(1999). orch.:Mouvements symphoniques (1956); Sinfonietta for Strings (1956; rev. 1965); 5 Impromptus (1958); Sinfonia II (1969); Quatre pas de deux for Flute and Orch. (1972); Echoi for Oboe and Strings (1973); Spring-time fantasietta for Strings (1978); Canti e capricci for Cello and Orch. (1984; rev. 1989); Adagio, in memoriam Wolfgang Fortner (1987); Intrada for Wind Orch. (1989); Partita (1994); Canto di speranza (1998). chamber:Aubade for Horn, 2 Trumpets, Trombone, and Tuba (1957; rev. 1967); Quartet for Flute, Bassoon, Viola, and Cello (1959); Flute Sonatina (1960); Music for String Quartet (1962); Partita for String Quartet (1962); Sonata for Solo Cello (1964); Pas de deux for Flute and Piano (1968); Serenata per complesso da camera for Flute, Clarinet, Harp, and String Quintet (1968); Mosaico for Oboe and String Trio (1969); Séance for Harp, Piano, 4 Horns, and 5 Percussion (1969); Musica portuensis for 4 Saxophones (1983); 7 Preludes for Vibraphone and Xylorimba (1996). piano:Sgrafitti (1960); Arioso for Piano, 4-Hands (1975); Arcadia (1996). vocal:Einst dem Grau der Nacht enttaucht…for Mezzo-soprano and Chamber Orch. (1964); Pour faire le portrait d’un oiseau for Mezzo-soprano and Chamber Orch. (1965); Fragment No. IV from Shakespeare Sonnets for Low Voice, Flute, and Cello (1965); De blinde zwemmers for Youth Chorus and Chamber Orch. (1966); Töne aus der Ferne for Alto and Chamber Orch. (1967); Twee uur for Speaker and Orch. (1973); Meditations for Baritone and Chamber Orch. (1976); Cantate for Tenor, Chorus, and Chamber Orch. (1978); Ode to the West Wind for Chorus and Orch. (1978).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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