Peter Cabus

Category:componist
Mechelen, 27.07.1923 - Mechelen, 11.11.2000
Genre(s):20ste eeuw

Biography

Peter Cabus began to compose through the encouragement of Godfried Devreese, the former director of the Municipal Conservatory of Mechelen. He began his post-secondary musical studies at the Lemmens Institute (organ with Flor Peeters, piano with Marinus De Jong), but with his eye on a career as a concert pianist he went on to the Royal Conservatory in Brussels (piano with Charles Scharrès, chamber music with André Gertler, composition and fugue with Jean Absil and Léon Jongen). He gradually made his name more as a composer and teacher than as a performing musician. In 1959, after a period teaching at the Municipal Conservatory in Mechelen and several other music academies, Cabus succeeded Devreese as director of the conservatory in Mechelen. In addition, he was active as a teacher at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels (harmony, counterpoint, composition) and at the Muziekkapel Koningin Elisabeth. In 1972 Cabus helped to set up the Mechelen section of the Flanders Festival. Over the last 20 years of his life, Peter Cabus was a member of the Royal Academy for Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium.

©2003 Joris Compeers, for Flanders Music Centre and MATRIX
List of work and work review: Matrix
Scores: Cebedem

Selective bibliography
- P. CABUS, Vragen bij recente ontwikkelingen in het muziekonderwijs hier te lande, in Academiae Analecta, 48/1, Brussel, 1987, p. 57-65
- P. CABUS, Mijn tweede symfonie en haar plaats in het symfonisch landschap van België, in Academiae Analecta, 54/1, Brussel, 1954, p. 83-92
- B.-J. STEENS, Peter Cabus, biografie en oeuvrecatalogus (diss.), Mechelen, 1998
- Y. KNOCKAERT, Peter Cabus, in M. DELAERE, Y. KNOCKAERT en H. SABBE, Nieuwe muziek in Vlaanderen, Brugge, 1998, p. 110-111
- D. VON VOLBORTH-DANYS, art. Cabus, Peter, in S. SADIE (ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed., 2001

Selective discography

Peter Cabus - Piano MusicPeter Cabus - Piano Music (2011)
20th century
Peter Cabus, Peter Cabus, Philibert Mees, Frans Truyts, Robert Groslot

Selectieve discografie als componist

The Flemish piano sonatina in the 20th centuryThe Flemish piano sonatina in the 20th century (2016)
20th century
Daniel Blumenthal, Flor Peeters, Prosper Van Eechaute, Joseph Ryelandt, Marinus De Jong, Georges Lonque, Jos Van Roy, Godfried Devreese (...)
Peter Cabus - Piano MusicPeter Cabus - Piano Music (2011)
20th century
Peter Cabus, Peter Cabus, Philibert Mees, Frans Truyts, Robert Groslot
Peter Cabus - Chamber musicPeter Cabus - Chamber music (2011)
20th century
Kryptos Quartet, Peter Cabus, Roeland Hendrikx
Concertos for Guitar and OrchestraConcertos for Guitar and Orchestra (2009)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Wim Brioen, Piet Swerts, Peter Cabus, Jos Van Looy, Tom Van den Eynde, Ivo Venkov
Vlaamse pianomuziek gespeeld door Philibert MeesVlaamse pianomuziek gespeeld door Philibert Mees (2003)
classical
Philibert Mees, Flor Peeters, Paul Gilson, Peter Benoit, Marcel Poot, Lodewijk Mortelmans, Peter Cabus
Koor van het jaar 1999-2000Koor van het jaar 1999-2000 (2000)
classical
Diverse uitvoerders, Jos Wuytack, Vic Nees, Peter Cabus, Marie-Madeleine Durufle, Erika Budai, Akira Miyoshi, Ludo Claesen (...)
Free Podium - Klassieke MuziekFree Podium - Klassieke Muziek (1998)
classical
Sax Appeal, Peter Cabus, Dave Berry, Jean Françaix, Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzolla, Aram Khatchaturian, Gabriel Fauré (...)
30 jaar Gabriëli  koperensemble30 jaar Gabriëli koperensemble (1998)
20th century
Stefaan Van Aenrode, Gabrieli Koperkwintet, Peter Cabus, Herman De Vleeschhouwer, Jean Louel, Wilfried Westerlinck, Hubert Biebaut
Romantische Vlaamse klaviermuziekRomantische Vlaamse klaviermuziek (1997)
20th century, romanticism
Philibert Mees, Jef Van Hoof, Lodewijk Mortelmans, Clement D'Hooghe, Herman Meulemans, August de Boeck, Marinus De Jong, Jef Vermeiren (...)
Musica a Quattro ManiMusica a Quattro Mani (1996)
20th century
Pianoduo Kolacny, Boudewijn Buckinx, Peter Cabus, Raymond Schroyens, Wilfried Westerlinck, Frits Celis, Werner Van Cleemput, Luc Brewaeys (...)

Related Items

Documents:Contemporary Music in Flanders I (book)
Het oeuvre van Peter Cabus (biography)