Radoux, Jean-Théodore

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Radoux, Jean-Théodore

Radoux, Jean-Théodore , Belgian composer and pedagogue, father of Charles Radoux-Rogier; b. Liège, Nov. 9, 1835; d. there, March 20, 1911. He studied composition with Daussoigne-Méhul at the Liège Cons., winning the Belgian Prix de Rome with the cantata Le Juif errant (1859); then went to Paris for additional study with Halévy. He was prof. of bassoon at the Liège Cons. (from 1856), serving as its director (from 1872). He wrote monographs on Daussoigne- Méhul (1882) and Vieuxtemps (1891), and also La Musique et les Ecoles nationales (1896), all publ. in Brussels.


DRAMATIC: Opera: Le Béarnais (Liège, March 14, 1866); La Coupe enchantée (Brussels, 1872). OTHER: Cain, oratorio (1877); 2 symphonic poems: Ahasvère and Le Festin de Balthasar; Epopée nationale, patriotic overture; church music.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire