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Willem Kes

(1856—1934)


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(b Dordrecht, 1856; d Munich, 1934). Dutch conductor and violinist. Leader of several Dutch orchs., first cond. Concertgebouw Orch. of Amsterdam 1888–95, Scottish Orch. 1895–8. Cond. Moscow Phil. Soc. 1898, dir. Moscow mus. orch. 1901–5. Dir., Koblenz orch. and mus. orch. 1905–26. Comp. sym., vn. conc., vc. conc., and songs.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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