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Muziek voor violen en altviolen Musique pour violons et altos op. 92

By Géza Frid

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Strings (other combinations) (str(vl vla))
duration
14 minutes
year
1977
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 304/049
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

voor de 70-ste verjaardag van André Gertler

pour le 70-me anniversaire d'André Gertler

Details

Intrada en een beetje Mozart (Moderato maestoso)
Melancholie (Andante espressivo)
Tarantella piccola (Allegretto comodo)
Quasi Bach (Allegro)
Herinnering (Lento nostalgico)
Variaties op een thema van Paganini
Gertleriada (Allegretto)
Stout liedje (Allegro)
Kleine Hongaarse rapsodie (Rubato)

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