Partita by Kees van Baaren

Partita
1961
Modernism

Kees van Baaren

Kees van Baaren
Modernism
Born: 22 October 1906, Enschede, Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch
Died: 2 September 1970, Oegstgeest, Netherlands

Van Baaren was a composer and teacher. He studied with Rudolph Breithaupt and Friedrich Koch at the Stern conservatory in Berlin from 1924-29, followed by Willem Piiper in the Netherlands from 1929. From 1934, Van Baaren adopted Piiper’s germ cell technique in his compositions. Whilst Van Baaren composed some music in an accessible tonal style, he developed towards a serial technique, which emerged full as a Septet for five winds, violin, and double bass in 1952

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