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JOHANNES RONTGEN

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Period

1898 - 1969

Genre

classical

Biography Johannes Röntgen

Johannes Röntgen was born on September 30, 1898 in Amsterdam. He died there on April 28, 1969 in consequence of a traffic accident in Namen (Belgium). He received his first music lessons from his father, the composer Julius Röntgen and piano lessons from his mother. He studied composition and orchestration with ...
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Biography Johannes Röntgen

1898 - 1969

Johannes Röntgen was born on September 30, 1898 in Amsterdam. He died there on April 28, 1969 in consequence of a traffic accident in Namen (Belgium).
He received his first music lessons from his father, the composer Julius Röntgen and piano lessons from his mother. He studied composition and orchestration with Johan Wagenaar at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music and conducting with Donald F. Tovey at Edinburgh University.

Since 1918 he performed as a concert pianist and accompanist of famous musicians such as Pablo Casals. From 1922 to 1924 he was Kapellmeister of the opera in Vyhedly (Ústi-nad-Labem, Czech). In 1928 he settled in Amsterdam as a pianist, conductor and teacher. He taught piano at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music (1943-1963) and for an extended period, he was the conductor of the Amsterdam Vocal Quartet and various choirs. He formed the Röntgen Trio with his younger brothers Edvard (violoncello) and Joachim (violin).

Johannes Röntgen composed chamber music, songs, choral works and opera.

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