Born: January 25, 1851; Antwerp, Belgium
Died: May 26, 1912; Kapellenbos, Belgium
Blockx was a student of Peter Benoit at the Ecole de Musique, which later became the Flemish Music School. He later became a lecturer there and was adored by his students. He became the director of the Royal Flemish Music Conservatory in 1901 and was a member of the Royal Belgian Academy. His compositional style is a Belgian version of Romantic realism and he utilizes leitmotif, recitative and lyrical melodies. The debut of his first operaRead more =Herbergprinses= (1896) is considered to be the beginning of Flemish opera. Read less
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