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COR DE GROOT

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cor de groot

Period

1914 - 1993

Genre

classical

Biography Cor de Groot

Musical education He studied piano with Egbert Veen and Ulfert Schults and conducting and composition with Sem Dresden. He passed the final exam of the music academy in Amsterdam with highest honours at the age of eighteen. Activities As of 1934 he played regularly with the Concertgebouw and other leading orchestras in The ...
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1919   Lex van Delden
1940   Herman Strategier

Biography Cor de Groot

1914 - 1993


Musical education
He studied piano with Egbert Veen and Ulfert Schults and conducting and composition with Sem Dresden. He passed the final exam of the music academy in Amsterdam with highest honours at the age of eighteen.


Activities

As of 1934 he played regularly with the Concertgebouw and other leading orchestras in The Netherlands. I After World War II he successfully toured many European countries as well as the United States. He has made many recordings for Philips, Decca etc. In 1960 he was forced to end his career as a concert pianist because of problems with his right arm. For some time he played only with his left hand and in that period he made many arrangements for the left hand. He worked as a music producer at the Dutch radio service and promoted Dutch contemporary music.


Compositions

He wrote several pieces for piano and orchestra (1932, 1939, 1950, 1956), music for piano solo, e.g.: Sonatine (1940), Variations imaginaires (1967), Valse tendre (1969), chamber music and songs.


Prizes

In 1936 he is one of the finalists at the illustrious international contest for pianists in Vienna.

Compact discs
CD releases include the Sonatine pastorale for oboe and piano (1961) was released by Maarten and Ariane Karres (Erasmus WVH093).

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