Gobbaerts, Jean Louis

1835-1886

Belgian pianist, and composer of light piano music; born at Antwerp; was a pupil of the Brussels Conservatory, and a brilliant and successful pianist in his time. He published about twelve hundred pieces of piano music, much of which was popular. The greater part was published under the name of Streabbog (Gobbaerts spelled backwards), though some of it appeared under the names Ludovic and Levi. He also wrote a method for piano. Some of his compositions are Valse des Masques, a Nocturne; an Idylle, a Serenade, Galop di bravura; twelve easy studies; a collection of dances, Les Papillons, op. 108; and transcriptions.