Hoérée, Arthur (Charles Ernest)
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(b St Gilles, Brussels, April 16, 1897; d Paris, June 3, 1986). Belgian composer, critic and musicologist. He was the great-grandson of Jacobus Hoérée (1773–1859), maître de chapelle at St Walburge, Oudennarde. He studied the organ and music theory at the Brussels Conservatory (1908–12) and at the Institut Musical in Anderlecht (1914–16), then attended the Ecole Polytechnique in Brussels (1916–19) from which he graduated as a qualified engineer. At the same time he continued his musical studies, and in 1919 he settled in Paris where he completed his training at the Conservatoire (1919–26) with Paul Vidal (fugue and composition), Vincent d'Indy (conducting), Joseph Baggers (percussion) and Eugène Gigout (organ). In 1922 he won the Prix Halphen with his Heures claires, performed by the soprano Régine de Lormoy (who was later to become his wife) and in 1923 his ...