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Van den Borren, Charles (-Jean-Eugène)

Van den Borren, Charles (-Jean-Eugène)

Van den Borren, Charles (-Jean-Eugène), eminent Belgian musicologist; b. Ixelles, near Brussels, Nov. 17, 1874; d. Brussels, Jan. 14, 1966. He received training in music history from Kufferath and in harmony, counterpoint, and fugue from E. Closson. He was a barrister in the court of appeals until 1905; was music critic of L’Indépendance Belge (1909-14); then taught at the Brussels Institut des Hautes Études Musicales et Dramatiques and at the Free Univ., where he later was prof, of music history (1926-45); also was librarian at the Royal Cons, in Brussels (1919-40) and a lecturer in musicology at the Univ. of Liège (1927-44). He served as first chairman of the Société de Musicologie Belge (1946); in 1939, was elected a member of the Académie Royale de Belgique, Classe des Beaux-Arts, serving as its president in 1953.

Writings

L’Oeuvre dramatique de César Franck, Huida et Ghiselle (Brussels, 1907); Les Origines de la musique de clavecin en Angleterre (Brussels, 1912; Eng. tr., 1914, as The Sources of Keyboard Music in England); Les Musiciens belges en Angleterre à l’époque de la Renaissance (Brussels, 1913); Les Débuts de la musique à Venise (Brussels, 1914); Origine et développement de l’art polyphonique vocal du XVIesiècle (Brussels, 1920); Orlando de Lassus (Paris, 1920); Le Manuscrit musical M.222 C.22 de la Bibliothèque de Strasbourg (Antwerp, 1924); Guillaume Dufay: Son importance dans l’évolution de la musique au XVesiècle (Brussels, 1926); Études sur le quinzième siècle musical (Antwerp, 1941); Peter Benoît (Brussels, 1942); Roland de Lassus (Brussels, 1943); Ge-schiedenis van de muziek in de Nederlanden (2 vols., Amsterdam, 1948, 1951); César Franck (Brussels, 1949); with E. Closson, La musique en Belgique du Moyen-Âge à nos jours (Brussels, 1950). EDITIONS: With G. van Doorslaer, Philippe de Monte: Opera omnia (Bruges and Düsseldorf, 1927-39); Polyphonia sacra: A Continental Miscellany of the Fifteenth Century (Burnham, Buckinghamshire, 1932; 2nded., rev., 1962).

Bibliography

Hommage à C. V.d. B. à l’occasion du centenaire de sa naissance (Brussels, 1974).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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