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Title
Songs and piano music
Composer
Lodewijk Mortelmans 1868-1952
Performer
Werner Van Mechelen  (bas-bariton) Jozef De Beenhouwer  (piano)
Publisher
Phaedra, 2019
1 cd
Recording date
1999
Playing time
01:13:00
Note
Deze heruitgave zou nummer 100 zijn in de In Flanders' fields reeks
EAN
8718858193196
CDR
DAX7426
Placing suggestion
30 - Liederen (NBLC) K7 - Liederen (Flemish music schema)

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More than 3 times in Flemish libraries

About Lodewijk Mortelmans

Lodewijk Mortelmans (5 February 1868, Antwerp – 24 June 1952, Antwerp) was a Belgian composer and conductor of Flemish ancestry. Sometimes called de Vlaamse Brahms ("the Flemish Brahms"), Mortelmans composed in a number of forms, including piano music and orchestral works, but he was most celebrated in his day for his art songs. Beginning in 1899, he often set the poetry of the priest Guido Gezelle. His opera De Kinderen van Zee (The Children of the Sea) was first produced in 1920 at the Vlaamse Opera.

Biography

Family

Mortelmans was from a family of six surviving children born to Isabella and Karel Mortelmans. His father was a printer, and his elder brother Frans a painter. He was married twice. With Gabriella Mortelmans (d. 3 May 1917) he had seven children, two of which (Frits, d. 22 July 1917 and Guido, d. 10 January 1917) died with her in 1917. Mortelmans composed I…Read more on Wikipedia

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