Van der Does, Karel

1817-1878

 

Pianist and composer; born at Amsterdam, where he received his first musical instruction. He later studied under Rummel at Bieberich, Nassau. Returning to Amsterdam he was made Court pianist. He was professor at the Royal School of Music, at The Hague, from 1838 to 1847. He died there. His best works are his comic operas, among which are L'Esclavage de Camoens, Lambert Simnel, and Le Roi de Boheme.