"Schoonselhof Cemetary: Jef van Hoof" Hoboken Things to Do Tip by irisbe
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Jef van Hoof, born in1886 and diseased in 1959, was one of the most important Flemish music composers of his generation. He finished his studies at the Royal Flemish Conservatorium in Antwerp where he had teachers as Lode Mortelmans and Paul Gislon.
In 1911 he won the 2nd Prix de Rome; in 1916 he became organ player at the Saint Michaels church in Antwerp; in 1925 he became harmony teacher at the carillon school in Mechelen; in 1933 he co-founded the Flemish National Song festival; and from 1942 till 1944 he became head of the conservatorium in Antwerp.
Hi composed for orchestra; piano’ carillon and opera’s. He wrote music for masses; songs and choire.
His style is post-romantic.
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