Jean Louis Gobbaerts

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Jean Louis Gobbaerts (28 September 1835 – 5 May 1886) was a noted Belgian Romantic era concert pianist, piano teacher, and composer. Popular and successful in his own day, Gobbaerts published over 1200 piano compositions.[1] Gobbaerts published his piano compositions using the nom de plume Streabbog (Gobbaerts spelled backwards), sometimes also using the names Ludovic or Levi instead of Louis. No longer famous as a concert pianist today, he is now best known as the composer Streabbog.[citation needed]


Gobbaerts was born in Antwerp. He was a pupil of the Brussels Conservatory. He spent much of his career working as a pianist and a piano teacher in Brussels.[2] He died at the age of 50 in Saint-Gilles, near Brussels.[3]


  1. ^ Louis Streabbog, Willard A. Palmer (1968). Streabbog -- 12 Melodious Pieces, Book 1, Op. 63. Alfred Music Publishing, USA. ISBN 0-7390-0615-0, ISBN 978-0-7390-0615-3.
  2. ^ "Grande Musica • A Digital Library for Music Lovers • Musical Biographies - G, 1 • Gobbaerts, Jean Louis".
  3. ^ Remy, Alfred (13 March 2018). "Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians". G. Schirmer.

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