Röntgen, Julius, 1855-1932

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

Friend of Liszt, Brahms, Grieg, 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."

Instrument(s)/responsibility:
composer, pianoforte

Concerts by Performer

Title Date Venue Professor
Professor Tovey's Sunday Concert Sunday, December 8, 1929 Usher Hall Tovey, Donald Francis, 1875-1940
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, March 20, 1930 Usher Hall Tovey, Donald Francis, 1875-1940
Professor Tovey's Sunday Concert Sunday, March 23, 1930 Usher Hall Tovey, Donald Francis, 1875-1940