Vandermaesbrugge, Max, Belgian composer;b. Couillet, June 14, 1933. He studied with Moulaert, Souris, Stehman, Louel, and Absil at the Royal Cons, of Music in Brussels (1951-60). He taught piano and solfeggio at the music academies in Anderlecht (1955-62), Josse-ten-Noode (1958-62), and de Forest (1959-62), and at Etterbeck (1963-66). In 1966 he was appointed to the faculty of the Royal Cons, of Music in Brussels and in 1972 he succeeded Defossez as inspector of Belgian music schools.
Drum Follies,variations for 10 Percussionists (1961); Capricefor Violin and Piano (1961); afables de Florianfor Soprano, Contralto, and Baritone (1961); Miniature Variationsfor Guitar (1962); Duofor Flute and Viola (1962); En petits caractèresfor 2 Trumpets and Piano obbligato (1963); Quartet for 4 Clarinets (1965); Tema e Variazionifor Carillon (1967); Divertimentofor Flute and Strings (1969); Hiver,symphonic poem (1970); 4 instantanésfor Flute and Guitar (1972); Sinfoniafor Strings (1972); Saxofoliesfor Saxophone Septet (1974); Intrada e Scherzandofor Trumpet and Piano (1978).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire