Landre, Willem (actually, Guillaume Louis Frédéric)

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Landre, Willem (actually, Guillaume Louis Frédéric)

Landre, Willem (actually, Guillaume Louis Frédéric), Dutch writer on music and composer, father of Guillaume (Louis Frédéric) Landre; b. Amsterdam, June 12, 1874; d. Eindhoven, Jan. 1, 1948. He was a pupil of Zweers in Amsterdam. In 1901 he became music critic of the Oprechte Haarlemsche Courant in Haarlem. He was music ed. of the Nieuwe Courant in The Hague (1901–05), then of the Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant in Rotterdam (1905–37). He taught theory, composition, and music history at the Rotterdam Cons., and was also ed. of Caecilia, Het Muziekcollege.


dramatic: Opera: De Roos van Dekama (Haarlem, 1897); Beatrijs (The Hague, 1925). other: Incidental music. orch.:Nocturne for Small Orch. (1921); In memoriam matris (1923); Romantisch Pianoconcert (1935). other: Chamber music; piano pieces; vocal works, including Requiem in memoriam uxoris for Chorus (1931; rev. by G. Landre, 1954); and songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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