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JONGEN, Joseph
b Liege, 14 December 1873
d Sart-Lez Spa, Liege, 12 July 1953, aged seventy-nine

He studied at the Liege Conservatory, winning the Prix de Rome in 1897. From 1891 to 1898 he was assistant professor of counterpoint at Liege, becoming professor of harmony in 1903. He lived in England during World War I, and in 1919 resumed his teaching post in Liege. In 1920 he became professor of counterpoint and fugue at the Brussels Conservatory, and was director there until 1939.

1893-1905 (20-32)

Piano Trio in B minor

Violin Sonata No 1 in D major

1894 (21)

p String Quartet No 1 in C minor

1898 (25)

Fantaisie, for violin and orchestra

1899 (26)

Symphony

Violin Concerto

1902 (29)

Fantaisie sur deux Noels wallons, for orchestra

Piano Quartet in Eb major

1904 (31)

Lalla Rookh, symphonic poem

1907 (34)

Félyane, opera (unfinished)

after 1905 and before 1909 Piano Trio in F sharp minor

1909 (36)

Violin Sonata No 2 in E major

1911 (38)

S'Arka, ballet

Cello Sonata (1911-12)

1912 (39)

Deux rondes wallons, for orchestra

1913 (40)

Impressions d'Ardennes, for orchestra

1915 (42)

Suites en deux parties, for viola and orchestra

1916 (43)

String Quartet No 2 in A major

1917 (44)

Tableaux pittoresques, for orchestra

1918 (45)

p Sérénade Tendre and Sérenade Triste, for string quartet

1919 (46)

Poeme heroique, for violin and orchestra

1922 (49)

Rhapsody, for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon

1928 (55)

Piece symphonique, for piano and orchestra

1929 (56)

Passacaille et Gigue, for orchestra

Suite for viola and orchestra

1930 (57)

Sonata Eroica

1933 (60)

La Légende de Saint-Nicholas, for children's choir and orchestra

Symphonie Concertante, for organ and orchestra

1936 (63)

Triptyque, three suites for orchestra

1938 (65)

Hymne a la Meuse, for chorus and orchestra

1939 (66)

Ouverture-Fanfare, for orchestra

1941 (68)

La-cigale et le fourmi, for children's chorus

Ouverture de fete, for orchestra

1943 (70)

Piano Concerto

1944 (71)

Bourrée, for orchestra

Jongen also composed: Concerto for harp, Concerto for wind quintet

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