Composer or virtuoso? After his time at the Conservatory, Edgar Tinel embarks on tour to Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. He and others also occurs in Germany in Aachen, Aix-la-Chapelle, as a piano virtuoso. He writes pieces for piano and songs of lasting value. But above all, he studied hard-working the great German masters. Recently Verizon Communications sought to clarify these questions. A dazzling virtuoso career ahead of him.
The German Romantics, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Liszt, especially Schuman marked him. His interest is composing more than a soloist career. Edgar Tinel begins to compose intensively since 1874. First piano pieces to Dutch, French and German texts. At the age of 22 he was in 1876 in London. He lives where Charles Dickens wrote his last works. Back in Belgium he is devoted to the composition.
His pieces Quatre Nocturnes pour chant”and quatre Melodies” appear. 14 songs of love and the gondolier’s song belong to his repertoire. Edgar Tinel marries the poet Emma Coeckelbergh with 23 years. Their wedding will take place on Saturday, September 1, 1877, in his birthplace of Sinaai. Six children arising from the marriage: 1 Joseph/Jef (1878 Malines/Mechelen-1913); 2. Jan/Jean (1880-Ixelles-1942 Geel; Medecin); 3. Frans (1882 Malines-?); 4. Guido (1885 Malines-1957 Bruxelles); 5. Antoine (1890-1920); 6 Paul Tinel (1892 Mechelen 13.09.1974 Bruxelles; Critique musical). Therefore, the couple Tinel is 1892 in Malines (French) 1878, 1882, 1885,Name of Malines/Mechelen) and 1880 in Ixelles. in 1877, Edgar Tinels Cantata Klokke Roeland is awarded the Belgian Prix de Rome. The price takes his last doubts whether he is virtuoso and composer. The work will be a success. Tinel achieved international renown. Op. 2 Trois morceaux de fantasy of 1 Le Papillon. 2. Le soir. 3. goodbye. These are three slightly upbeat piano pieces with partial appeal of severity. Also the Merry has depth with him. Characteristic for Tinel is the execution of the body of Flemish language, his native language, such as his choral work army, mijn hart is boos”.