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Henk Badings

1907-1987 NL, Bandung
Composer of Classical and Electronic

A prolific composer of nearly 500 complete works covering all musical genres, Henk Badings (Jan. 17, 1907, Bandung, Indonesia - June 26, 1987, Maarheeze, Netherlands) is one of the best known figures in twentieth-century Dutch music. If many of his works was written in the traditional diatonic scale, he's most famous for his electronic and microtonal music. Badings was teacher and director at various Dutch conservatories from 1935 to 1945. In 1956 he founded the electronic music studio of Philips in Eindhoven. He taught acoustics and computing science at the Instituut voor Sonologie of the University of Utrecht until 1977 and was professor of composition at the at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart. Father of Vera Badings.

  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
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3 Chansons bretonnes: 3 chansons bretonnes: No. 1. La Nuit en Mer on Choral Music - Tavener, J. / Ligeti, G. / Debussy, C. / Badings, H. / Poulenc, F. / Rutti, C. / Thompson, R. by San Francisco Symphony Chorus & Vance George
Cavatina - Arr. for Harp and Trumpet on Reflections by Maurice van Dijk
Trois chansons bretonnes: No. 3, Soir d’été on Dreamlike by Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble & Erik Westberg
Trois chansons bretonnes: No. 1, La nuit en mer on Dreamlike by Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble & Erik Westberg
Concerto for Viola and String Orchestra: I. Quasi Lento – Allegro on RCR Sampler, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Symphony No. 4: I. Lento - Allegro on Badings: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 by Henk Badings, Bochumer Symphoniker & David Porcelijn
Concerto for Viola and String Orchestra: III. Allegro molto on RCR Sampler, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Finnigan's Wake on Vox Neerlandica II by Netherlands Chamber Choir
Maria Himmelsfahrt on Maria by Henk Badings & Anders Eby
Stabat Mater on Mariakören Sjunger Om Maria by Maria Choir & Bror Samuelson

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Title Artist Year Type
Symphonies 4 & 5Henk Badings - Bochumer Symphoniker, David Porcelijn2015Album
EvolutionsHenk Badings2013Album
Dutch Cello Sonatas Vol. 5Henk Badings, Sem Dresden, Doris Hochscheid2012Album
Dutch Electronic Music Volume 2Henk Badings2010Album
Symphonies 3, 10, 14Henk Badings - Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, David Porcelijn2010Album
More Electronic Music By BadingsHenk Badings2009Compil.
Symphonic Scherzo • Cello Concerto No. 2 • Symphony 2Henk Badings / Michael Müller, Nederlands Radio Symfonie Orkest, Radio Kamer Filharmonie, Henrik Schaefer2008Album
Popular Electronics: The Singles CollectionHenk Badings / Kid Baltan / Tom Dissevelt2008Single
Symphonies 2, 7, 12Henk Badings - Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, David Porcelijn2007Album
Popular Electronics: Early Dutch Electronic Music From Philips Research Laboratories (1956 - 1963)Kid Baltan, Tom Dissevelt, Henk Badings, Dick Raaijmakers2004Album
Wind Music Fom The Netherlands 3Otto Ketting, Meindert Boekel, Pi Scheffer, Kees Vlak, Henk Badings2000Album
DubbelconcertenHerman Krebbers - Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Henk Badings1998Compil.
Piano Concertos In The NetherlandsKees van Baaren, Henk Badings, Willem Pijper, Carl Smulders, Ronald Brautigam, Ellen Corver, Sepp Grotenhuis, Ivo Janssen, David Kuyken, Kees Bakels, Jac van Steen, Alexander Vedernikov1997Album
Symphony No.2 / Dansflitsen / Concerto For Two Violins And Orchestra / Symfonische MuziekLéon Orthel, Sem Dresden, Henk Badings, Marius Flothuis1993Compil.
400 Years Of Dutch Music – Vol.8Residentie Orkest, Hendrik Andriessen, Alphons Diepenbrock, Jan Van Gilse, Henk Badings1992Album
New Brass SymphonyHans Georg Pflüger • Toshiro Mayuzumi • Krzysztof Penderecki • Henk Badings1988Album
Meditation For Flute And OrganGunilla Von Bahr1980Album
Solo Violin SonatasMichael Davis, Henk Badings, Paul Ben-Haim, Lennox Berkeley, Sergei Prokofiev1978Album
Octet / Octet, Op. 67Henk Badings, Egon Wellesz / Wiener Oktett1972Album
Haiku II / Arboreal / Piano ConcertoTon de Leeuw / Jos Kunst / Phonodisc B.V.1972Album
Twee Kwartetten - Deux QuatuorsHenk Badings, Victor Legley, Dekany Quartet1971Album
Moderne BlockflöteKarsten Behrmann, Rita Laugs, Oda Kleemann - Darius Milhaud / Albert Roussel / Francis Poulenc / Georges Auric / Paul Höffer / Henk Badings / Cyril Scott1970Album
Harp Concerto / Variazioni Senza Tema / Serenata IHenk Badings, Guillaume Landré1969Album
Concertino Für Klavier und Elektronische BegleitungHenk Badings, Frédéric Chopin1968Album
Moviment / Piccolo Concerto / Cyclofonie No. 1 / Symphony No. 9Jurriaan Andriessen / Lex van Delden / Hans Kox / Henk Badings1966Album
Symphony No. 8 / Symphonietta For Wind InstrumentsHenk Badings / Willem Van Otterloo1963Album
Impromptu, Harp Solo / Sonata No. 2, Violoncello Solo / Sonata, Piano SoloLex van Delden / Henk Badings / Hans Henkemans1961Album
Piano Concerto / Six Symphonic Epigrams / Six Adagios / Concerto For Two Violins And OrchestraWillem Pijper / Henk Badings1961Compil.
LevensbeeldHenk Badings1960Single
Electronic Ballet Music "Cain And Abel"Henk Badings1958Single
Electronic MusicHenk Badings / Dick Raaijmakers1958Album
Philips Technisch Tijdschrift Jaarg. 19 (1957) No. 9Henk Badings1957Single
Violinsonaten Nr. 1 u. 3Henk BadingsAlbum
Musik Fur Die 31-Stufige OrgelPaul Christiaan Van Westering, Henk BadingsSingle
Klaviersonaten Nr. 2, 3 u. 6Henk BadingsAlbum
Sonate II Und IV Für Violine Und KlavierHenk Badings - Hans Kalafusz, Hellmut SchoellAlbum
Dutch Carillon MusicWillem Pijper / Albert De Klerk / Leen 'T Hart / Jacques Maassen / Wim Franken / Daan Manneke / Henk BadingsCompil.
Pittsburgh Overture / Concerto For Percussion / ArmageddonKrzysztof Penderecki / Toshiro Mayuzumi / Henk Badings - American Wind Symphony Orchestra / Robert Austin BoudreauAlbum
Sämtliche Sonaten Für 2 ViolinenHenk Badings, Bouw Lemkes - Jeanne LemkesAlbum
Concerto For Flute And OrchestraHenk Badings - Jaap Stotijn / Hank Van OordtAlbum
Konzert Für Zwei Violinen Und Orchester / Symphonie Nr.3Henk Badings - Herman Krebbers, Theo Olof, Willem Van OtterlooAlbum
Music On The RiverHenk BadingsAlbum
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