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Ballet

By Lex van Delden

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Mixed ensemble (2-11 players) (fl fg g vla)
duration
9 minutes
year
1946
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/043, 238/044
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

For Hans Snoek

Details

opus 14
Divertimento for flute, bassoon, viola and guitar

First performance

Nov 5, 1968 AVRO-Radio - Rotterdams Kamermuziek Gezelschap

About Lex van Delden

(09/10/1919 - 07/01/1988)
Lex van Delden

During World War II, Alexander Zwaap had to cover his identity by living under an alias. As of 1953, he legally changed his name to Lex van Delden. His life story is impressive considering the traumatic events he experienced in the war years. A past of which he never spoke, and which he knew to overcome with tremendous courage and resilience. Music was for him a “transfer medium between people.” He literally practiced this with his compositions. Van Delden was a great advocate of Dutch music and held several board positions in the Dutch music world.

by Margaret Krill