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JOHAN WEEGENHUISE

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Period

1910 - 2007

Genre

classical

Biography Johan Weegenhuise

Johan Weegenhuise was born on September 2, 1910 in Amsterdam and died there on December 15, 2007. Musical Education Weegenhuise studied piano with Olivier Koop in Amsterdam and as of 1923 with Benoit Franssen in Maastricht. In 1930 he received the diploma 'degre moyen, avec grande distinction' from the Jury Central de ...
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Biography Johan Weegenhuise

1910 - 2007

Johan Weegenhuise was born on September 2, 1910 in Amsterdam and died there on December 15, 2007.

Musical Education
Weegenhuise studied piano with Olivier Koop in Amsterdam and as of 1923 with Benoit Franssen in Maastricht. In 1930 he received the diploma 'degre moyen, avec grande distinction' from the Jury Central de Musique de Liege (Belgium). In 1932 he obtained an organ diploma from the Katholieke Organisten- en Directeurenvereniging in Amsterdam. From 1935 till 1938 he studied harmony and counterpoint with Jean Schrijvers and in 1938 organ with Piet van Egmond. In 1943 he received the Staatsdiploma M.O. piano. Weegenhuise completed his piano study with Willem Andriessen (1945) and Stefan Askanaze (1950). From 1945 till 1948 he studied composition and instrumentation with Hendrik Andriessen and from 1952 till 1954 with Daniel Ruyneman. In 1950 he studied Gregorian music with J. Smits van Waesberghe.


Activities

From 1932-1945 Weegenhuise was the organist of the Vondelkerk in Amsterdam and from 1943 also conductor of the church choir. From 1951-1967 he was conductor and organist in the St.-Jan-de-Doper church (Amsterdam). In 1950/51 he taught Gregorian church music at the Amsterdam Muzieklyceum. Since 1946 he has given many piano recitals that were broadcasted, mainly with Dutch music, and in concert halls in the Netherlands and abroad (USA, London, Paris, Cologne).


Publications

Weegenhuise wrote De speelbewegingen van het pianospel (The playing movements of piano performance).


Compositions

Since 1945 Weegenhuise has written compositions for orchestra, organ, piano, chamber music and choral works (a.o. 10 masses). Later on he revised the songs he wrote before 1945. Noteworthy pieces include: Acht liederen on texts by Guido Gezelle (1938-'44; herz. 1979), Drei Volkslieder (1940; revision in 1981), Twee middeleeuwse kerstliederen (1937-'40; revision in 1983), 3 middeleeuwse liederen (1939; revision in 1984), 2 Heine Lieder (1940; revision in 1984) en Jugendliederkreis (1939-'40; revision in 1989) and orchestral works like: Sinfonia giocosa (1964) and Petite serenade (1967; revision 1980).

Johan Weegenhuise

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