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Twaalf Metamorphosen voor twee fluiten en piano op. 54

By Géza Frid

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Flute and keyboard instrument (2fl pf)
duration
11 minutes
year
1957
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 304/028
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

Commissioned by Corrie Vening Meinesz

A version for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, horn and piano exists as well.

About Géza Frid

Géza Frid

The Hungarian Géza Frid was one of the key figures in the post-war Dutch music world. To escape the dictatorship of his country of origin, he fled to the Netherlands in 1927. He always remained true to the musical language of his roots. As of 1941, Frid as a stateless Jew, was prohibited from performing in public. He became involved in illegal activities and the artists' resistance movement, and it's a miracle he survived the war. After the liberation, he resumed his life as an artist. For years he was one of the most frequently performed composers in the Netherlands. Since the turn of the twentieth century there was even a sort of “Frid-Renaissance.”

by Arthur Frid