Maldeghem, Robert Julien van

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Maldeghem, Robert Julien van

Maldeghem, Robert Julien van, Belgian organist, music editor, and composer; b. Denterghem, Oct. 9, 1806; d. Ixelles, near Brussels, Nov. 13, 1893. He studied with Fétis at the Brussels Cons., winning the Belgian Prix de Rome;. He obtained a post as church organist. He undertook a thorough research of early Flemish music, and publ, an anthology of choral works, Tresor musical...(29 vols., Brussels, 1865–93; reprint, 1965), an ed. of great documentary and historical importance, despite many errors of transcription; comments and rectifications were made by G. Reese, “Maldeghem and His Buried Treasure: A Bibliographical Study,” in Notes(Dec. 1948).

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