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Sonnet voor mezzo-sopraan en orkest op. 9

Marius Flothuis

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and orchestra (sopr-m 2232 3330 timp perc pf str)
duration
9 minutes
year
1940
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/008 (351/114)
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

For Hans Gruys

Details

Words by Ernst Toller

Amsterdam 1939-1940

About Marius Flothuis

Marius Flothuis

Marius Flothuis led an eventful life. Early on, he was politically aware and left-wing orientated. He lost his job at the Concertgebouw Orchestra on his refusal to register with the Kultuurkamer, a regulatory cultural agency installed by the German occupying forces during World War II. He was arrested for his resistance work, imprisoned in Camp Vught and deported to Sachsenhausen in 1944. Meanwhile, he continued composing and survived the hardships. In the postwar Dutch and international music worlds he held numerous positions.

by Joyce Kiliaan