Suite for Piano, Op.7, No.1 ‘Entrata’ in D minor - Julius Röntgen (1855 – 1932)
Julius Röntgen was a prolific German-Dutch composer of classical music. He has left a mark on Dutch musical life, as a composer, pianist, conductor, concert promoter and educator. He became associated with the Amsterdam Conservatory, which he founded in 1884. Röntgen was heavily involved in the foundation of the Concertgebouw. During the last years of his life Röntgen lived in Gaudeamus in Bilthoven, a villa designed by his son Frants. Here he could apply himself even more vigorously to composing. On other levels too he remained active until the end and Gaudeamus became a venue for musical activities: he received guests there, held house concerts and hosted analysis courses, a forerunner of the activities which would be organised by the Gaudeamus Foundation later on.