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Herfst (Automne) - 3 préludes

By Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Piano (pf)
year
1930
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number NMI ABmf/0060-0061 (microfiche)
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Ferdinand Bordewijk

Details

Printed by Kruseman, The Hague

Images

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About Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman

(08/04/1892 - 10/06/1971)
Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman

Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman was a versatile composer. She wrote for piano, small ensembles, for large orchestra, choirs and even carillon. She largely taught herself composition and displayed an enormous originality. Her music cannot be categorized into any style or school. During World War II she was a supporter of the artists' resistance and courageously refused to register with the Kultuurkamer, imposed by the German occupiers to register, regulate and/or restrict the activities of Dutch intellectuals and artists. Those who signed up to participate had to sign a declaration of (Aryan) ethnicity. Jews were not allowed. After the war, she and her husband were members of the ‘Courts of Honour’, established to purge one’s own discipline of collaborating colleagues.

by Elly Kamp