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Concertino pour violoncelle et orchestre

By Leo Smit

Cello and orchestra (1111 1100 timp str vc-solo)
15 minutes
location of manuscript aanvraagnummer 119/009
published score
order printed score here


31 January 1937

First performance

May 7, 1939 Amsterdam, Kleine Zaal Concertgebouw - Bach Orchestra, conductor Theo van der Bijl, soloist Roelof Krol concert organised by the Netherlands Society of Contemporary Music (Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Hedendaagse Muziek)

About Leo Smit

(05/14/1900 - 04/30/1943)
Leo Smit

1900 - 1943

His music sounds thoroughly French, with bright and blithe notes that seemingly flow easily from his pen. In reality, it took many years before his musical ideas were incorporated into his compositions. And however French it may sound, Leo Smit was in heart and soul hooked to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. His song for women's choir, De bruid (The bride), set to words by Jan Prins is a declaration of love: “The groom was the sunlight and Holland was his bride.” It also took years before his legacy would reach an international audience.

by Jurjen Vis