Helmond, 8 February 1888
Laren, 16 July 1967
 
Photo: Matthijs Vermeulen Stichting
 
Première Sonate
1918
movements:
I
II
duration: about 22’;
publisher: Editions Maurice Senart, Paris 1927;
first performance: Amsterdam, April 18th 1920 by Thomas Canivez and Evert Cornelis;
re-published by Donemus, Amsterdam 1956;
first edition dedicated to Ernest Lévy;
new edition (ed. Odilia Vermeulen & Ton Braas), MCN/Donemus, Amsterdam 2005.
 
Deuxième Sonate 1927/1938
1927/1938
movements:
Première partie
Seconde partie
duration: 24’;
publisher: Donemus, Amsterdam 1952;
first performance: Paris, June 21st 1943 by Paul Tortelier and Lia Pala;
new edition (ed. Odilia Vermeulen & Ton Braas): MCN/Donemus, Amsterdam 2005.
 
This space would normally have offered a short biography of Vermeulen and a description of his two cello sonatas. However, Ton Braas, who wrote Vermeulen’s biography, has provided us with texts which are both too long to be placed here and too beautifully written to be abridged. Consequently, the full texts on Vermeulen’s life and sonatas can be found under library.
 

Composers

Alkema, Henk

Harlingen, 20 November 1944
Utrecht, 4 August 2011

Appy, Ernest

Den Haag, 25 oktober 1834
Kansas City, 2 augustus 1895

Badings, Henk

Bandoeng (Java), 17 January 1907
Maarheeze, 26 June 1987

Bijvanck, Henk

Koedoes (Java), 6 November 1909
Heemstede, 5 September 1969

Bouman, Antoon

‘s Hertogenbosch, 18 October 1854
Wassenaar, 23 March 1906

Bunge, Sas

Amsterdam, 19 July 1924
Utrecht, 17 July 1980

Dispa, Robert

Sint-Pieters-Leeuw (België), 19 September 1929
Hengelo (O), 6 March 2003

Dunkler, Emile

Den Haag, 20 August 1838 (?)
Den Haag (?), 6 February 1871

Frid, Géza

Máramarossziget (Hongarije, thans Roemenië), 25 january 1904
Beverwijk, 13 September 1989

Godron, Hugo

Amsterdam, 22 November 1900
Zoelmond, 6 December 1971

Kes, Willem

Dordrecht, 16 February 1856
München, 22 February 1934

Ketting, Otto

Amsterdam, 3 September 1935
Den Haag, 13 December 2012

Lilien, Ignace

Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukrain), 29 May 1897
Den Haag, 10 May 1964

Mul, Jan

Haarlem, 20 September 1911
Haarlem, 30 December 1971

Osieck, Hans

Amsterdam, 25 January 1910
Bloemendaal, 22 June 2000

Stam, Henk

Utrecht, 26 September 1922
Suawoude, 9 December 2002

Witte, G. H.

Utrecht, 16 November 1843
Essen (D), 3 February 1929