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JAN WISSE

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Portret Jan Wisse

Period

09-10-1921 - 11-10-2008

Genre

componist, contemporary classical music

Jan Wisse

Jan Wisse received commissions from BRT (Belgium), Radio Hilversum, WDR Köln and RSI Lugano. His compositions are performed by Dutch radio choirs and orchestras conducted by Paul Hupperts, Karel Mengelberg, Hein Jordans, Roelof Krol, Ed Spanjaard, and the Gaudeamus Quartet, Sweelinck orchestra and Forum; abroad by a.o. Melos Quartet, piano ...
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Biography Jan Wisse

Jan Wisse received commissions from BRT (Belgium), Radio Hilversum, WDR Köln and RSI Lugano. His compositions are performed by Dutch radio choirs and orchestras conducted by Paul Hupperts, Karel Mengelberg, Hein Jordans, Roelof Krol, Ed Spanjaard, and the Gaudeamus Quartet, Sweelinck orchestra and Forum; abroad by a.o. Melos Quartet, piano duo Kontarsky, flutist Gazelloni, Hans Rosbaud and Dean Dixon. 's favourite composers are: Monteverdi, Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Ravel and Strawinsky. One of his most important compositions is 'Sette aforismi' for orchestra (1956).

1921 - 1971

Jan Wisse was born on October 9, 1921 in Terneuzen. He studied piano and composition (with Kees van Baaren) at the Amsterdam Muzieklyceum. Jan Wisse was a pianist (cabaret and ballet), music editor at Elsevier's Weekblad and programmer of classical music for Dutch radio. In 1971 he moved to Poschiavo, Switzerland where he worked as an organist and choirmaster.

1985

In the year of Europe 1985 Wisse was awarded the Europe Prize.

1998 - 2008

Since 1998 Jan Wisse lives in Echternach (Luxemburg) where he dies on October 11, 2008.

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