22nd August 1838
3rd March 1901
Joseph Callaerts was a Belgian organist, carilloneur, composer and music teacher. He was an important member of the Belgian school of organ playing.
Callaerts's compositions include an opera called Le Retour imprévu, a symphony, a piano concerto, an organ concerto, a violin and orchestra concertpiece, chamber music, choral music, songs and many works for solo organ and solo piano.