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WOLFGANG WIJDEVELD

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wolfgang wijdeveld

Period

09-05-1910 - 12-12-1985

Genre

classical, componist, contemporary classical music, piano

Online

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Wolfgang Wijdeveld

Wolfgang Wijdeveld was born on May 9, 1910 in The Hague and he died in Laren on December 12, 1985. His father was the famous architect H.Th. Wijdeveld, his mother was the cellist Ellen Kohn and his grandmother the Polish pianist Ruscha Schönfeld, a pupil of Brahms. Wolfgang studied piano ...
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Instruments

componist, piano

Biography Wolfgang Wijdeveld

Wolfgang Wijdeveld was born on May 9, 1910 in The Hague and he died in Laren on December 12, 1985. His father was the famous architect H.Th. Wijdeveld, his mother was the cellist Ellen Kohn and his grandmother the Polish pianist Ruscha Schönfeld, a pupil of Brahms. Wolfgang studied piano with Cornelius Berkhout and harmony with Willem van Warmelo. At the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music he studied piano with Willem Andriessen, theory with Sem Dresden and Anton Tierie and violin with Cor Kint. He also had singing lessons from Saar van Alphen and he studied composition for two years with Willem Pijper. At first Wijdeveld worked as a pianist and composer with the Yvonne Georgi ballet, Estelle Reed, and the Ballet of the Low Countries. He toured the Unites States in 1939 with the Yvonne Georgi Ballet. From 1940 till 1946 he was managing director of the Music School in Zwolle. From 1946 to 1976 he taught piano and (from 1962) methodology at the Utrecht Conservatory of Music and from 1966 to 1970 also at the Conservatory of Arnhem. He was a music critic at the daily Het Vrije Volk from 1956 till 1968. In 1962 and 1963 he gave concerts and seminars (together with his father) at 15 universities throughout North America. For many years he was chairman of the Amsterdam branch of the Royal Dutch Composers' Association. Wolfgang Wijdeveld wrote ballet music for one or two pianos with orchestra. Important works are: 'Symphonische Ouverture' for orchestra, songs, sonatas for piano, for violin and compositions for accordion and guitar.

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