Röntgen, Julius, 1855-1932

Julius Röntgen, b. Leipzig 1855; d. Utrecht 1932 [Name is sometimes printed Roentgen]
Dutch/German composer and pianist.  Took Dutch nationality in 1919.

Friend of Liszt, Brahms, Grieg, Joachim, Julius Stockhausen, Pablo Casals and Donald Francis Tovey.

Röntgen was Director of the Conservatoire in Amsterdam from 1918-1924
Received an Honorary Doctorate in Music in 1930 from the University of Edinburgh
In his laureation address Professor Tovey said "he [Röntgen] represented in his personality the musical life of the 19th century carried forward into the second quarter of the 20th.  No man living was a more radiant source of inspiration to all the younger musicians who had the fortune to come into contact with him."

Professor Tovey wrote a tribute to Julius Roentgen in "The Times," 19 September 1932

German, Dutch