Théo De Joncker

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Théo De Joncker (Brussels, 11 April 1894 - Asse, 12 July 1964) was a Belgian composer.

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Théo De Joncker was a student of August de Boeck and Paul Gilson. For years he conducted the orchestra of the Belgian National Radio (NIR), but he also enjoyed a conducting career outside of Belgium. As a composer, he belonged to the Brussels group Les Synthétistes . This group was found by students of Paul Gilson as a way to celebrate their teacher’s 60th birthday and included Francis de Bourguignon, Théo De Joncker, Marcel Poot, Maurice Schoemaker, Jules Strens, René Bernier, and Robert Otlet.

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Les Synthétistes were a group of Belgian composers whose goal was to synthetize the modern musical tendencies starting in 1925. All of them were ex-pupils of the Belgian composer Paul Gilson and started the organization as a way to celebrate their teacher's 60th birthday in 1925. Their first act was to publish the magazine La Revue Musicale Belge. The group longed to be a Belgian counterpart to the famous French composing group Les Six.

Compositions

Orchestral works

Brassband works

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Choir works

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Chamber music

Vocal music with orchestra or instruments

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Works for piano

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