Mengelberg, Karel

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Mengelberg, Karel Gender: M
Karel Willem Joseph Mengelberg
born on 18 July 1902 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Utrecht, Netherlands, 52n06, 5e07
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°04' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 02°32 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 05°19'


Dutch composer and conductor who was the father of composer and pianist Misha Mengelberg. He worked in Berlin, Barcelona, Kiev and Amsterdam. His most notable work is 'Catalunya Renaixent', written for the Banda Municipal of Barcelona in 1934. This score uses 3 xirimias, traditional Catalonian shawms.

He died on 11 July 1984 in Amsterdam.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Mengelberg, Willem (born 28 March 1871). Notes: Willem was Karel's uncle


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 1940 from the online Utrecht archives: "des middags te half vijf uur" (at four-thirty midday).


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor