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Concert voor altviool en strijkorkest

By Leo Smit

Viola and string orchestra (str vla-solo)
13 minutes
location of manuscript aanvraagnummer 119/008 a + b
published score
order printed score here


Amsterdam, 1 March 1940

I. Allegro ma non troppo

II. Lento

III. Rondo - Allegro vivace

First performance

Apr 24, 1940 Amsterdam, Kleine Zaal Concertgebouw - Het Klein Orkest, conductor Frieda Belinfante, soloist Juup Raphaƫl

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