Zagwijn, Henri, Dutch composer and teacher; b. Nieuwer-Amstel, July 17, 1878; d. The Hague, Oct. 23, 1954. He was basically autodidact as a composer. In 1916 he became a teacher at the Rotterdam School of TVTnsir With fípm DrpsHpn hp fnnnHpd thp Sor. of Modern Composers of the Netherlands in 1918. From 1931 he taught at the Rotterdam Cons. He was a follower of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophic movement and publ. De muziek in het licht der anthroposophie(Rotterdam, 1925). He also publ. a biography of Debussy (The Hague, 1940). In his music, Zagwijn was particularly influenced by the French school.
orch: Auferstehung, prelude (1918); Weihe-Nacht, prelude (1918); 2 piano concertantes (1939, 1941); Flute Concertante (1940); Harp Concerto (1948); Concertstuk (1950); Elegia e capriccio for Harp and Orch. (1950); Tema con variazione for Strings (1951); Entrata for Band (1951); Marcia for Band (1951); Pastorale et hymne (1952); Scènes de ballet (1952); Suite symphonique (1953). CHAMBER: Suite for Wind Sextet (1915); Piano Trio (1915); 2 string quartets (1918, 1949); Nocturne for Flute, English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Harp, and Celesta (1918); String Sextet (1932); Quintet for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp (1937); Pastorale for Flute, Oboe, and Piano (1937); Introduzione e scherzetto for Flute, Viola, and Harp (1940); Mystère for Harp and Piano (1941); 2 trios for Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet (1944,1949); Scherzo for Wind Sextet (1946); String Trio (1946); Andante for Flute and Organ (1946); Esquisse for Trombone and Piano (1947); Wind Quintet (1948); Cortège for Brass Ensemble (1948); Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord (1949); Entrata e fuga for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harpsichord (1950); Sonata for Flute, Clarinet, and Harpsichord (1950); Elegia e ditirambo for 2 Violins and Piano (1951); Preludio for 2 Violins (1951); Suite for 2 Oboes (1951); Entrata giocosa for Horn, 2 Trumpets, and Trombone (1952); Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Piano (1952); Canzone e riddone for Flute and Piano (1952); Capriccio for Violin and Harpsichord or Piano (1953); Elegia e visione for Cello and Piano (1953); Suite lyrique for 4 Recorders (1954); Sarabande e fandango for Guitar and Harpsichord or Piano (1954). KEYBOARD: Piano: Suite sinfonica (1943); Petite suite (in stile antico) for 2 Pianos (1944); Suite (1945); Triade (1954). O r g a n: Fantasia e fuga (1952).
—Nicholas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire