Kees van Baaren

Kees Cornelis L. van Baaren ( born October 22, 1906 in Enschede, † September 2, 1970 in Oegstgeest ) was a Dutch composer and music educator.


The son of a music dealer van Baaren played an early piano, cello and harmonica. From 1924 to 1929 he studied at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin piano with Rudolf Maria Breithaupt as well as music theory and composition with Friedrich Ernst Koch. After returning to the Netherlands he was taught by Pijper. From 1948 he was director of Musiklyceums in Amsterdam, in 1953 he moved to the Utrecht Conservatory. In 1958 he was appointed director of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he worked until 1970; where he was a teacher of a young Dutch composer Generation ( among others Louis Andriessen, Theo Bruins, Misha Mengelberg, de Leeuw, Jan van Vlijmen, Peter Schat and Jan Wisse ). In 1969 he received the Sweelinck Prize for his entire oeuvre.


Works for Orchestra

Works for wind

Keyboard music

Fairs and sacred music

Vocal music and choral works

Chamber Music

  • Music teacher
  • Composer of classical music ( 20th century)
  • Dutch Composer
  • Born in 1906
  • Died in 1970
  • Man