Lonque, Georges

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Lonque, Georges

Lonque, Georges, Belgian composer and teacher; b. Ghent, Nov. 8, 1900; d. Brussels, March 3, 1967. He studied with Moeremans, Mathieu, and Lunssens at the Ghent Cons., and was awarded the Second Prix de Rome for his cantatas Le Rossignol (1927) and Antigone (1929). He joined the faculty of his alma mater (1926), where he was a lecturer in harmony (1932–65). He was also director of the Renaix music academy (1938–64). His music was influenced mainly by Franck, Debussy, Fauré, and Ravel.


orch.: Impressions d’Hemelrijk (1925); Vieux quai for Violin or Cello and Orch. (1928); Aura, symphonic poem and ballet (1930); Wiener Walzer for Small Orch. (1933); Poème de la mer for Cello and Orch. (1935); Images d’Orient for Saxophone or Viola and Orch. (1935); Porcelaines de Saxe for Small Orch. (1939); Prélude et Aria for Cello and Orch. (1943); Estrelle for Violin and Orch. (1944); Violin Concerto (1948); Afgoden (Idoles) for Clarinet and Orch. (1950). chamber: Violin Sonata (1925); Caprice for Violin and Piano (1930); String Quartet (1937); piano pieces, including Nuit d’automne (1929), 2 sonatinas (1939, 1944), Voilier (1952), Tableaux d’une chambre bleue (1952), and Nocturne (1955). vocal: 2 cantatas: Le Rossignol (1927) and Antigone (1929); Missa pro pace for Men’s Chorus and Organ (1941); songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire