MARCEL POOT (1901 - 1988)
A pupil of Mortelmans and Gilson, the Belgian composer Marcel Poot taught at the Brussels Conservatoire, where he served as director from 1949 until 1966. His music in various genres is tonal and akin to the style of Prokofiev.
Poot wrote a quantity of music for silent films in addition to a series of symphonies, concertos and other works for orchestra. Of these the most frequently heard is his cheerful Vrolijke ouverture of 1935.