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MAES, Jef

Jef MAES (Antwerp, 5th April 1905 - Antwerp, 30th June 1996)

In 1922 he enrolled at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Antwerp where he studied viola and chamber music. Privately he studied harmony, counterpoint and fugue with Karel Candael.

During his career he gradually moved from the orchestra life, where he collected experience for his profession as a composer, to musical pedagogics. In 1933 he was appointed teacher of violin at the Academy of Music in Boom, becoming its director 10 years later. From 1942 until 1970 he was professor at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Antwerp. He is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy. On June 1, 1977 he became president of Sabam.

Jef Maes calls himself a modern romanticist. As a contemporary composer he has a musical heritage of centuries at his disposal and knows how to make it serve his own vision and possibilities, whilst at the same time he gives it a renewed spirit and expression.

He gained international fame with his ballet “Tu auras nom... Tristan” which was commissioned by the celebrated French ballerina Jeannine Charrat. She gave the first performance of this work for her comeback at the “Grand Théâtre” of Geneva in 1963.

His Piano Concerto was the compulsory work of the “International Music Competition Queen Elisabeth of Belgium 1975”.

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works

  • Andante rustique, 1934
    viola and piano 00:03:00
  • Arabeske en scherzo, 1935
    flute and piano 00:08:00
  • Arabeske en scherzo, 1935
    flute solo and orchestra 00:08:00
  • Bel canto - ouverture, 1967
    band and fanfare 00:06:00
  • Burlesque, 1957
    bassoon and orchestra 00:07:00
  • Burlesque, 1957
    bassoon and piano 00:07:00
  • Concerto, 1937
    viola and orchestra 00:16:00
  • Concerto, 1951
    violin and piano 00:22:00
  • Concerto, 1951
    violin and orchestra 00:22:00
  • Concerto, 1937
    viola and piano 00:16:00
  • Concerto, 1955
    harpsichord and piano 00:14:30
  • Concerto, 1955
    harpsichord and string orchestra 00:14:30
  • Concerto nr.2, 1975
    piano and orchestra 00:15:00
  • Concerto voor klavier, 1948
    piano and orchestra 00:20:00
  • Concertstück, 1938
    large orchestra 00:09:30
  • Concertstuk, 1944
    trombone solo and orchestra 00:08:00
  • Concertstuk, 1957
    trumpet and piano 00:05:00
  • Concertstuk, 1944
    trombone or tuba in C or oboe or bassoon and piano 00:08:00
  • Concertstuk, 1944
    trombone and piano 00:08:00
  • Concertstuk, 1944
    tuba and piano 00:08:00
  • Concertstuk, 1944
    oboe and piano 00:08:00
  • Concertstuk, 1944
    bassoon and piano 00:08:00
  • De antikwaar, 1959
    TV opera 00:52:00
  • De boom die leerde spreken, 1958
    theatre music 00:12:00
  • De verloofden, 1969
    chamber orchestra 00:10:00
  • Dialoog, 1973
    violin and orchestra 00:07:30
  • Divertimento, 1966
    viola and piano 00:03:00
  • Divertimento, 1966
    violin and piano 00:03:00
  • Divertimento, 1970
    piano 00:03:50
  • Divertimento nr.2, 1977
    piano 00:04:25
  • Drie gedichten, 1927
    vocal quartet 00:00:00
  • Drie rythmen in dansvorm, 1931
    orchestra 00:12:00
  • Duo, 1962
    violin and piano 00:06:30
  • Etude - Studie, 1966
    double bass and piano 00:02:00
  • Etude nr.17, 1962
    4 timpani and piano 00:02:00
  • Etude nr.2 in mi b, 1960
    piano 00:04:00
  • Ezelsvel, 1942
    theatre music 00:10:00
  • Fantasia en wals, 1961
    2 pianos 00:07:30
  • Feestouverture
    band and fanfare 00:00:00
  • Het raadsel, 1938
    theatre music 00:09:00
  • Impromptu, 1966
    cello and piano 00:03:30
  • Intermezzo, 1935
    viola and piano 00:03:00
  • Intrada, 1980
    orchestra 00:04:00
  • Kamermuziek, 1981
    flute, violin, guitar and cello 00:06:45
  • Klaaglied om de verdwenen reigers, 1971
    mixed choir and piano 00:00:00
  • Kwintet, 1968
    piano, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon 00:08:30
  • Légende, 1933
    violin and orchestra 00:07:00
  • Lorre, de papegaai van de keizer, 1953
    theatre music 00:12:00
  • Meditatie, 1927
    violin and piano 00:04:00
  • Meditatie, 1929
    violin and orchestra 00:00:00
  • Mei 1871, 1971
    Narrator and orchestra 00:15:00
  • Momotaro, 1943
    theatre music 00:10:00
  • Nocturne, 1959
    guitar 00:02:30
  • O ha, de negerjongen, 1952
    theatre music 00:10:00
  • Ouverture concertante, 1961
    orchestra 00:08:00
  • Overtura buffa, 1939
    orchestra 00:08:30
  • Partita, 1966
    string orchestra 00:14:30
  • Pavane, 1965
    harpsichord 00:04:00
  • Praeludium, Pantomime, Scherzo, 1966
    orchestra 00:11:30
  • Prélude et allegro, 1959
    2 trumpets, horn, trombone and bass tuba 00:06:00
  • Quatuor, 1970
    violin, viola, cello and piano 00:09:00
  • Rosa Mystica, 1958
    Soprano and piano 00:07:30
  • Rosa Mystica, 1958
    Soprano and orchestra 00:07:30
  • Saidjah, 1946
    theatre music 00:20:00
  • Saxo-scope, 1979
    4 saxophones 00:10:10
  • Sérénade fantasque
    violin and piano 00:00:00
  • Serenade voor Sylvia, 1981
    piano 00:00:00
  • Sonata in D, 1934
    violin and piano 00:16:30
  • Sonatine, 1934
    flute and viola 00:08:30
  • Studie, 1978
    violin 00:04:00
  • Studie - Etude, 1966
    organ 00:04:00
  • Suite, 1968
    percussion and piano 00:01:30
  • Suite, 1977
    band 00:08:30
  • Symfonie in G, 1953
    orchestra 00:20:00
  • Symfonie nr.2, 1965
    orchestra 00:18:00
  • Symfonie nr.3, 1975
    orchestra 00:18:00
  • Tim en de Chinese klok, 1943
    theatre music 00:15:00
  • Trio, 1985
    2 flutes and cello 00:00:00
  • Trio, 1964
    violin, viola and percussion 00:12:00
  • Tu auras nom... Tristan (Suite), 1964
    orchestra 00:25:19
  • Tu auras nom...Tristan, 1963
    orchestra 01:00:00
  • Vier kontrasten, 1965
    clarinet quartet 00:07:30
  • Vier oude Volksliederen, 1968
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:10:30
  • Vierstemmige mis, 1962
    men's choir and organ 00:26:00
  • Vierstemmige mis, 1962
    mixed choir and organ 00:26:00
  • Vierstemmige mis, 1962
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:26:00
  • Vijf volksdansen, 1956
    band and fanfare 00:10:00
  • Vijf volksdansen, 1956
    band 00:10:00
  • Wandellied, 1947
    middle voice and piano 00:02:00
  • Wandellied, 1947
    middle voice and piano 00:02:00
  • Wees blij, 1936
    Alto or Baritone and orchestra 00:02:00
  • Wees blij, 1936
    Soprano or Tenor and orchestra 00:02:00
  • Wij spelen Indiaan, 1955
    theatre music 00:12:00
  • Witje, 1953
    theatre music 00:10:00
  • Zomer, 1973
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:00
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