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BERLIJN Anton (B-67)

02/05/1817, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 16/01/1870, same place

Netherlands romantic composer. He was for many years conductor and director of the Royal Theater, and was made a member of the Order of Merit by King William iii of the Netherlands. He founded many choral groups, wrote liturgical works for the synagogue, and composed a large body of other music. His compositions included nine operas (of which Die Bergknappen and Proserpina became popular), an oratorio Moses auf Nebo, a symphony (performed by Spohr at Cassel, 1857), seven ballets, and a cantata.

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