Panorama de Leeuw: no relation, but a shared love of modern music
Panorama de Leeuw on Wednesday 6 December at 21:00 CET looks at Ton de Leeuw (1926-1996).
Many people think that Reinbert and Ton were related, but that is not correct. Their only link is a shared love of modern music.
Ton de Leeuw started promoting modern music in the 1950s. He made influential radio programmes, was closely associated with Gaudeamus, started as a lecturer in composition at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in 1958 and six years later published a book Music of the Twentieth Century that is still highly regarded today.
Reinbert en Ton de Leeuw did not meet until 1993.
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