Willem Kes

1856 - 1934

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Willem Kes (16 February 1856 – 22 February 1934), was a Dutch conductor and violinist. He was the first principal conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, holding that position from 1888 to 1895. During that time his students included the young Dutch cellist, Kato van der Hoeven.He left the Concertgebouw Orchestra to take up a conducting post with the Scottish Orchestra in Glasgow. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willem Kes has received more than 13,856 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Willem Kes is the 85th most popular conductor, the 622nd most popular biography from Netherlands and the most popular Dutch Conductor.

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Among conductors, Willem Kes ranks 85 out of 97Before him are Esa-Pekka Salonen, Charles Mackerras, Valery Khalilov, Adrian Boult, Eri Klas, and Daniele Gatti. After him are Tomás Bretón, Georg Schnéevoigt, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Kirill Petrenko, Franz Welser-Möst, and Malcolm Sargent.

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Among people born in 1856, Willem Kes ranks 95Before him are Alberto Palacio, Aleksander Brückner, Granville Woods, Paul Henri Lecomte, Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger, and Wilhelm Geiger. After him are Wovoka, Anton Aškerc, Alfred Deakin, Belisario Porras Barahona, Edward Goodrich Acheson, and Manuel Allendesalazar y Muñoz de Salazar. Among people deceased in 1934, Willem Kes ranks 109Before him are E. A. Wallis Budge, Arthur Schuster, Cecilia Grierson, Eduard Bagritsky, Manuel Márquez Sterling, and Paul Henri Lecomte. After him are Blind Blake, Majit Gafuri, Fritz Graebner, Orest Khvolson, Toros Toramanian, and Frank J. Sprague.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willem Kes ranks 622 out of 1,209Before him are Sef Vergoossen (1947), Yolanda Hadid (1964), Pieter Jelles Troelstra (1860), Jan Burgers (1895), Dirk Coster (1889), and Gerrit Voorting (1923). After him are Harry Vos (1946), Lodewijk van den Berg (1932), Jasper Cillessen (1989), Job Cohen (1947), Dirk Hartog (1580), and Henri Frankfort (1897).

Among CONDUCTORS In Netherlands

Among conductors born in Netherlands, Willem Kes ranks 1