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Anthon van der Horst (Conductor)

Born: June 20, 1899 - Amsterdam, Holland
Died: March 7, 1965 - Hilversum, Holland

The Dutch organist, conductor, pedagogue, and composer, Anthon [Anton] van der Horst, studied with de Pauw (piano, Prix díExcellence for organ, 1919) and Zweers (composition) at the Amsterdam Conservatory.

Anthon van der Horst was organist of Amsterdamís Grande Eglise Wallonne (1915-1918) and English Reformed Church (1918-1941), Hilversumís Netherlandsís Protestant League (1944-1955), and Naardenís Grote Kerk (1955-1964). Horst taught at the Amsterdam Muzieklyceum (1922-1927) and Conservatory (1935-1965). He conducted various choral groups and was conductor of Nederlandse Bachvereniging (the Netherlands Bach Society) of Amsterdam from 1931.

In some of whiz organ and piano pieces, Anthon van der Horst adopted Pijperís scales, which he called Ďmodus conjunctusí.

Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001)

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