Dutch composer Willem Breuker dies

23rd July 2010, Comments 0 comments


Renowned Dutch saxophonist and composer Willem Breuker has died in Amsterdam aged 65.

Willem Breuker founded his own eleven-player orchestra in 1974 to perform a unique combination of jazz and contemporary classical music. The Willem Breuker Collective is seen as ane of the earliest Dutch ensembles to present improvised music in a way that was accessible to the general public.

Amsterdam-born Willem Breuker was awarded many prizes, including the 1993 VPRO Boy Edgar Prize.

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