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COR BACKERS

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Period

1910 - 1996

Genre

classical

Biography Cor Backers

Cor Backers was born in 1910 in Rotterdam. He died in 1996. Education He studied at the Rotterdam Conservatorium. Upon his graduation he studied with Dirk Schäfer (piano), Bernard Diamant (choral conducting), Felix Weingartner (orchestral conducting) and music theory with Prof. Dr. Smeijers. Activities Backers has performed as a pianist. Between 1950 and ...
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Biography Cor Backers

1910

Cor Backers was born in 1910 in Rotterdam. He died in 1996.


Education

He studied at the Rotterdam Conservatorium. Upon his graduation he studied with Dirk Schäfer (piano), Bernard Diamant (choral conducting), Felix Weingartner (orchestral conducting) and music theory with Prof. Dr. Smeijers.


Activities

Backers has performed as a pianist. Between 1950 and 1960 he was conductor of the Chamber Choir of The Hague, and performed many unknown and unusual works (Psalm 99 by Sem Dresden, among others). Additionally he was conductor of the Haags Vocaal Ensemble, the Dordrechts Catholic Chamber Choir and other choirs. He was a music journalist and editor-in-chief of the review "Musica".


Compositions

Cor Backers has composed works for chamber and string orchestras, a suite for mixed choir, a sonata for piano, works for choir and organ as well as chamber music (piano and songs).


Publications

He wrote monographs on Händel, Puccini and Gershwin and published many educational arrangements of etudes, sonatas and other compositions, and new issues of manuscripts of choral works by d'Astorga, C.Ph.E. Bach, W.Fr. Bach, Gluck, Hasse, Leonardo Leo, Mozart, Schütz, Vivaldi and others.

Dirk Schäfer

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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