Jan Willem Frans Brandts Buys (1868-1933)
Letzer, AME, NewGrove
Jan Brandts Buys studied piano and organ with his father Marinus Adrianus Brandts Buys Sr. After an early career as a pianist and organist he finished his studies at the Raff Conservatory in Frankfurt with Anton Urspruch, among others (1889).
Since 1892 he has been living in what was at the time the Habsburg Empire: Vienna, Bozen (Bolzano), Loznica (1920-1927), and since 1928 Salzburg. His works found recognition mainly in German speaking countries. O f his nine operas Die Schneider von Schönau (1915) has become best known. Stylistically he is regarded a traditionalist.
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