Albert Huybrechts

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Albert Huybrechts (12 February 1899 in Dinant – 21 February 1938 in Brussels) was a Belgian composer.

Life[edit]

Huybrechts studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and was a pupil of Joseph Jongen. He was appointed a professor but shortly after taking up the post died of kidney failure.[1]

Works[edit]

Stage
  • Agamemnon, Incidental Music after Aeschylus for tenor, baritone, male chorus and orchestra (1932–1933)
Orchestra
  • David, Poème symphonique (1923)
  • Poème féerique (1923)
  • Sérénade en 3 mouvements (1929)
  • Chant d'angoisse (1930)
  • Nocturne (1931)
Concertante
  • Chant funèbre for cello and orchestra (1926); also for cello and piano
  • Concertino for cello and orchestra (1932)
Chamber music
  • String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
  • Sonata for violin and piano (1925)
  • Chant funèbre for cello and piano (1926); also orchestrated
  • Trio for flute, viola and piano (1926)
  • String Quartet No. 2 (1927)
  • Sextuor (Pastorale) for 2 flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (1927)
  • Suite for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano (1929)
  • Divertissement for brass and percussion (1931)
  • Pastourelle for cello or viola da gamba and piano (1934)
  • Sonatine for flute and viola (1934)
  • Piano Trio (1935)
  • Quintette à vent (Woodwind Quintet) for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (1936)
  • Aesope for string quartet
Organ
  • Choral (1930)
Piano
  • Sicilienne (1934)
Vocal

Discography[edit]

  • Complete Songs - Les roses de Saadi. Chant d'automne. C'était un soir de fééries. Ressouvenance. Horoscopes. Chanson. Eglogue. Sépulture d'un poète maudit. Prière pour avoir une femme simple. Sicilienne. Trois poèmes d'Edgar Allan Poe. Mirlition. Deux poèmes d'Emile Verhaeren. Laure Delcampe, soprano. Marie Lenormand mezzo-soprano, Martial Defontaine tenor, Lionel Bams piano. Quatuor MP4. Cypres 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A directory of composers for organ John Henderson - 1996 1899-1938 Belgium Albert Huybrechts was a pupil of Joseph Jongen. He was appointed a professor of the Brussels Conservatory but died of kidney failure soon after taking up the post. He composed much orchestral and chamber music.

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