Brüggen [Brueggen], Frans
- J.M. Thomson
(b Amsterdam, Oct 30, 1934; d, August 13, 2014). Dutch conductor, recorder player and flautist. He studied the recorder with Kees Otten, the flute at the Amsterdam Muzieklyceum and musicology at the University of Amsterdam. His early career as a recorder and Baroque flute virtuoso won him international fame for his highly individual translucent tone, brilliance and rapidity, and the depth of his interpretations. At the age of 21 he was appointed professor at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague and in ...