Martinus Joannes (Martin) Lürsen
Martin Lürsen (1893-1952) was born in Wormerveer. He was teacher at the
music school of the Maatschappij tot Bevordering der Toonkunst in Haarlem.
He taught since 1937 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
In 1945 he won Teyler's musical competition to write short pieces in each
of the ten Euler genera of the third degree
with his Modi Antichi, Musiche Nuove. These compositions had to be
playable on the Euler-organ in Haarlem.
At the award ceremony they were played by a string trio and in 1946 broadcast
by Radio Herrijzend Nederland. They were published in 1947 with a comprehensive
introduction in Dutch and English by Teyler's Tweede Genootschap.