Stam, Henk (actually, Hendrikus Gerardus)

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Stam, Henk (actually, Hendrikus Gerardus)

Stam, Henk (actually, Hendrikus Gerardus), Dutch composer, conductor, teacher, and writer on music; b. Utrecht, Sept. 26, 1922. He studied instrumentation with Hendrik Andriessen and piano with Jan Wagenaar and André Jurres at the Utrecht Cons.; later studied musicology at the Univ. of Utrecht and composition with Fortner in Germany. He taught at the music school in Deventer (1948–54), then was director at the music schools in Zeeland (1954–61) and Rotterdam (1962–72).


5 piano sonatinas (1943, 1946, 1946, 1947, 1953); 2 Rispetti for Baritone and String Orch. (1944); 3 string quartets (1947, 1948, 1949); Histoire de Barbar, 8 pieces for Piano (1949); Cassation, pantomime for 3 Dancers, Violin, Flute, Cello, Trombone, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Speaking Voice, and Chamber Orch. (1949); Violin Sonata (1950); Sonata for Solo Violin (1951); Suite for Violin and Piano (1953); Ouverture Michiel de Ruyter (1957); Cello Sonata (1966); Tropic for Flute, Oboe, and Piano (1972); Flute Sonata (1972); Klachte der Prinsesse van Oranjen for Chorus and 3 Trumpets ad libitum (1973); Sonata concertante for Cello and Piano (1982); Berceuse pour B. for Cello and Piano (1983); choruses.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire